What is the difference between people on a diet and people who adjust their lifestyle?
A little story about two women in their 40s with both a busy life and hardly any time to exercise decide to tackle their health.
The first woman goes on a diet end adheres to it very strictly. She doesn't eat snacks anymore, counts her calories and loses many kilos, but every day she keeps thinking about a nice pizza or a piece of chocolate. After holding out for 4 weeks and losing 8, she decides to have a cheatday and eats everything she missed the weeks before.
Unfortunately, that has triggered her body for more sugars and secretly eats a piece of chocolate the next day. She felt so guilty that she fell back into her binge eating out of emotion. That's how she again gained weight.
The second woman heard about a Clean Eating lifestyle en registered for a challenge in which she was guided. She cleaned up her kitchen cupboards, removed all bad ready to eat packages and brought all produced food to the garbage. She has turned her mindset to adjust her eating habits and on to feed her body from now on instead of filling it with fast food, chips, soft drinks ready to eat packages.
In the first week she lost 2 kilos and felt more energetic. She went out for dinner, but then opted for natural food, such as a nice piece of meat and delicious grilled vegetables. She ate tasty cupcakes, a pizza, oven dishes and delicious desserts on weekdays. Only these were homemade with raw ingredients and without refined sugars. Everything she ate fed her body and gave her full energy. She has been keeping this up for 1.5 years and has already lost 30 kilos. After a few months of Clean Eating, her blood pressure has dropped enormously and she can lower her medication.
Do you know why?
She could just continue to eat delicious dishes and everything was made in an instant, even though she had a busy life, a family and barely any time for herself. She didn't feel that she was not allowed to eat many things and had to chew on carrots all day. She was able to adapt all her favorite dishes to Clean Eating variants.
“I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.”
Yes! By simply adjusting your diet and eating clean, you will soon experience various positive changes. I say "simple" because many people think that clean eating is difficult and not tasty. Fortunately the opposite is true. The healthy clean eating recipes are delicious and super easy to prepare.
How is that possible?
With clean eating you will not refrain from eating delicious food, you don't have to exercise a lot or use other methods to lose your excess weight.
With clean eating you're going to feed your body instead of filling it.
You are going to feed your body with delicious fuel, so the real fat burning can begin! By eating clean you enjoy tasty and healthier alternatives and your health gets a boost!
My husband and I have been eating clean on an 80/20 basis. This means that we occasionally have a less healthy meal at the weekend, but with as many better substitutes in the dishes as possible.
During the years I have been working on this, I have done a lot of research and tested hundreds as not thousands of dishes and improved them to a clean eating version. In the meantime I have seen many people around me redecorate with healthy clean eating recipes and a healthier lifestyle.
This led me to develop a 28-day Clean Eating Challenge.
Why? Because it really works and will become a lifestyle that you really enjoy and will not even long for all those sugars and bad habits.