Before I got started with the 21 Day Fix, I had tried everything from counting calories to taking “diet pills.” And, none of it worked, at least long term that is. After having my baby girl, though, I decided I needed to learn how to do it the right way and got established with my program. Little did I know that one of the primary components of my success was something I had already been hearing a lot about – clean eating. As a successful 21 Day Fixer, I’m here to tell you that eating clean isn’t just some fad. It’s a healthy way of eating that focuses on consuming whole, minimally process foods – think whole grains, veggies, fruits, nuts, lean proteins – to support the better functioning of your body. So, is it really all it’s cracked up to be? You better believe it, and here’s why.
1. Increased Energy
One of THE first benefits I experienced from changing up my diet was an almost immediate boost of energy. A healthy diet full of proper nutrition nourishes the body, so it functions at an optimal level, giving you more energy and less fatigue. I had always noticed I did better when I was eating more veggies and protein and fewer carbs, etc., but it really made all the difference when I made the transition to eating more whole foods.
2. Improved Mental Clarity
Another nearly immediate benefit of eating clean was more mental clarity. I’ve never really had trouble focusing, but I noticed a significant difference in how “foggy” or my head previously felt and how clear it feels when I’m eating clean.
3. Improved Cardiovascular Health
Okay, so this isn’t one I necessarily saw or felt, but I know diet plays an important role in reducing cardiovascular disease, and since it runs in my family, I want to do everything I can to prevent it. It all makes sense, though, as vegetables and fruits are high in nutrients like vitamin c which functions to strengthen the blood vessels.
4. Increased Weight Loss
Another major benefit of a clean diet is weight loss. Most people experience a significant weight loss by switching their diets alone, but paired with an effective workout program, the results are only increased. Again because the focus of a clean diet is on fueling your body with the right type of foods, it encourages the body to release any excess weight it may be carrying.
5. Reduced Risk of Cancer
Again while this isn’t a benefit I’ve experienced firsthand, I want to do everything I can to protect my body from the beast that cancer is. A clean diet is low in saturated fat and processed foods and high in rich fruits and veggies and lean meats, so you’re giving your body all of the phytonutrients and antioxidants it needs to ward off illness and fight cancer growth.
Eating clean isn’t just some new-fangled way of eating. In fact, it’s more of a “back to nature” way of eating that benefits the body in numerous ways. If you’re looking to improve your health and even lose some weight, I’d love to help you get started with a clean eating regimen and support you all along the way. Fill out the form below, and I’ll contact you with some details on how to get started today!