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What is Clean Eating?

Eating clean or clean eating is a really simple concept. Rather than revolving around the idea of eating and drinking more or less of specific things (such as fewer calories or more protein and less carbs), the idea is more about being mindful of the food’s journey between its origin and your plate.

The very basic point is to try and avoid any food that has been processed in any shape or form. Meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, pulses and fish are all clean foods as they are basically from animal or ground and don’t need to be tampered with to be eaten- except cooked  or par-boiled to taste.

Any additives, sauces, sugars, flavourings, table salt, breads, cookies, pasta, sweets, ice-cream ets… are all examples of processed foods and such as the kinds of food you would want to avoid whilst starting on a cleaner eating path.

Although we are all different, all of us would benefit from following a diet with less sugar and less added salt and processed foods. Although we are designed to eliminate waste from our bodies quite efficiently, we put our bodies under pressure on a constant basis and this level of stress can lead to elevated levels of blood sugar and over time, body fat retention.

We are very simple creatures, and with everything, you’ll find that if you cut your food intake back to plenty of the bare essentials, you will start to feel energetic, your sleep patterns will gradually improve, your skin will become clearer and more hydrated and your temper will be even and less irritable.

Add in regular water intake, a good multi-vitamin and supplement with vitamin b when under pressure, magnesium to help sleep and relax your muscles, vitamin d when lacking in sunlight at certain times of the year and vitamin c for immunity.

If you have any questions about your nutrition plan, speak to one of our personal trainers and we will help you on your fresh new healthy path! Email info@theedgegym.ie for further details.