Low carb diets, high protein diets, sushi diets, beach diets, we have heard them all, and possibly tried them all. What about a lifestyle of clean eating that maintains a fit and healthier you? No more calorie counting, no more neglecting an entire food group. Veranda Sun gives you tips on beginning and sustaining a healthier lifestyle. We know you want to look your best for summer, and we have five ways to help you begin. Get started with clean eating!
Embrace Your Friend- The Veggie
If you are looking to clean up your diet, eating fresh is a good way to begin. Veggies are a great way to begin eating fresh. In addition to the vitamins they provide, they also help one to feel full, because of the fiber. Veggies are low in calories, not that you are counting them, so you can eat as much as you want!
Throw Out Processed Food
Processed foods are not your friend. These are full of sodium, sugar and fat, adding to excessive water weight, and weight gain. Read the back of packages, if you don’t know what an ingredient is, stay away from it. Foods containing high fructose corn syrup, or high amounts of sugar, put it back and opt for another brand or type of food.
Replace Sugar with Honey
We aren’t saying to throw out the sugar, that just sets one up for disaster. However, limiting your sugar to only a few times a week, or only when you are out with friends or a date can drastically cut down those snacking binges that occur mid afternoon. A good way to satiate that sweet tooth addiction is substitute honey for sugar. Sweeten yogurt or pancakes with honey, once you start you will find multiple substitutes. This alone will take inches off your waistline, if maintained consistently!
Wholly Whole Grains
Punt the white bread, choose whole wheat bread and pasta. Whole grains contain more nutrients than refined grains, and less calories. Outside of bread, choose quinoa, oats and opt for brown rice instead of white rice. An added bonus is a recent study showing people who eat whole grains have lower body mass indexes and less belly fat than people who don’t eat whole grains.
Eat More Fruit!
Did you know fruit has often been referred to as ‘natures candy’? It’s naturally sweet, rich in crucial vitamins and minerals, and satisfies the sweet tooth craving. What’s not to like? They count as fresh food, and is an excellent clean eating choice. The recommended amount of fruit for an adult is 1 ½ Cups a day.
VERANDA SUN, SHARING THE GIFT OF HEALTHY LIVING ALL YEAR LONG!
We know that feeling your best is a total body process starting on the inside. This is why we recently posted 2 blogs on how to get stronger, healthier abs:
Great stand up crunches and Great Floor Crunches. Follow these healthy eating tips by Veranda Sun and these awesome workouts and you’ll look amazing and feel great! We can help you go a step further and look tanned! Come visit our Boulder Super Tanning Store We have different UV tanning options and great prices. But if you’re not into UV Tanning, check out our Amazing Custom Spray Tanning. Did you know it has some awesome anti-aging benefits? Yes! Read abou our New Airbrush Tanning Formula With Anti Aging Effects. Check out our June Tanning Specials that have huge saving on many of our options: