Eating Clean For Dummies
Jonathan Wright, Linda Johnson Larsen
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The fast and easy way to eat clean
Clean foods are natural; free of added sugars, hydrogenated fats, trans-fats, and anything else that is unnatural and unnecessary. Used as a way of life, clean eating can improve overall health, prevent disease, increase energy, and stabilize moods.
Whether you've lived on white bread and trans fats all your life and are looking to clean-up your diet, or are already health conscious, Eating Clean For Dummies embraces this lifestyle and provides you with an easy-to-follow guide to a clean-eating diet, recipes, and budgeting.
• The foundation of the clean eater's diet
• More than 40 clean-eating recipes
• Tips on how to change your eating habits without sacrificing taste or breaking your budget
• Tips to bring the whole family (even kids) on the path to a clean lifestyle
If you're part of the growing population of consumers coming to the realization of the harmful impacts that highly processed and unnatural foods have on your body, or are taking preventive measures to avoid metabolic syndromes and diabetes, this is your hands-on, friendly guide to clean-eating diet, recipes, and budgeting.
and, fortunately, you can address all of them with a clean eating plan. In Chapter 5, we discuss emotional eating and eating because of cues other than hunger, but you can feel deprived for other reasons, too. The following list describes some of the reasons why you may feel deprived when you first start your eating clean plan and offers some tips for how to deal with those feelings: You don’t consume enough calories. Because you’re eating more whole foods, more foods with fewer calories, and
average requirement (EAR): The amount of nutrients that meets the needs of 50 percent of a population Don’t worry if you’re not much for numbers. Unless you’re a dietician, you really don’t need to know any of these terms except the RDA. Just remember that the RDA values are set at a minimum value necessary to prevent diseases, including scurvy and rickets. For optimum health, you probably need more than the RDA. Also, the RDA values are set for healthy adults. If you’re ill, you need more
disappear from the soil. Artificial fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides also take their toll on the soil. Naturally occurring bacteria in the soil convert minerals into the form that plants can use, and those bacteria don’t take kindly to poisons such as pesticides. Herbicides, especially fungicides, can negatively affect the mineral content in soils. Some plants have a symbiotic relationship with fungi that helps them pull more minerals and nutrients out of the soil. When farmers use
endorphins. In other words, processed foods literally give you feelings of happiness, comfort, and euphoria, very similar to what a drug addict feels after a hit. Food companies understand this fact very well, which is why so many processed foods contain exactly those ingredients in very specific combinations. Nobody wants to eat a bland diet. Lucky for you, you don’t have to. By eating whole foods, you get the best of both worlds — healthy nutrients and flavor! The key is to choose flavorful,
at the perimeter of the store. The highly processed foods, like mixes, frozen dinners, and snack foods, are in the center aisles. Look up high and down low on grocery store shelves for the best buys. Food manufacturers pay money for prominent placement on store shelves. Less processed foods are usually placed in a more inconvenient location. Buy perishable foods toward the end of your shopping journey so they don’t have time to warm up. Perishable foods include meats, frozen foods, dairy items,