Consistency is paramount when you’re building up your Clean Eating habits. Below are 8 tips that will help you ease into a healthier, happier lifestyle. 1.Make it Easy:
If you’ve tried before and failed, it’s not because you’re lazy or don’t want results bad enough. Change is hard! Set yourself up for success by making sure it’s easy to eat clean and practice healthy habits when life gets busy. Meal-prepping is an incredibly smart way to ensure things are easy for you throughout the week.
2. Make Small Changes:
Change has to start somewhere, don’t expect yourself to do it all overnight! Try a few small changes each month, like adopting a meal-prep day, and drinking more water. You’ll be amazed at how much transformation can occur when you take a gentle, self-loving approach.
3. Don’t Push Yourself:
There’s a lot of pressure out there in the weight-loss world, so do your best to avoid falling into a shame trap. Unnecessarily pushing yourself can cause stress and lead to disappointment. That’s why we don’t stress over calories, but focus on eating real food instead. Transformation happens overtime with consistency and a positive attitude. The Clean Eating approach is about lifestyle transformation, not quick and temporary results. Enjoy the learning process!
4. Clear the Path of Resistance:
What’s in the way of your success? Is it confusion about what to eat? Find a plan like the 30 Day Clean Eating Challenge. Don’t feel supported? Join our support community when you sign up for the challenge. Is it lack of time? Schedule a meal-prep day and learn how to organize your fridge. If it’s a belief that’s in your way, take action. Find motivation and inspiration by reminding yourself that you’re worth it and investing time and energy into your health. YOU are the only one who can make this change.
5. Start Your Mornings Clean:
You know what they say! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not only because you’re jump-starting your metabolism, but because of the opportunity you have to start your day out right. Clean Eating breakfast recipes help stabilize your blood-sugar, give you more energy and boost your will-power throughout the day. When you start the morning with protein + fat rather than empty carbs and sugar, you’re more prepared to make healthy choices.
6. Don’t be Too Rigid:
There’s no such thing as perfection! Clean Eating and healthy habits are about slow-steady and consistent change that lead to having better energy, health and more vitality to do what you love in the world. Give yourself room for little treats or a day off here and there. Just make sure you stick to the habits you’ve committed to for most of the time.
7. Get Organized:
Whether you’re a super-organizer by nature, or the furthest thing from it – you’ve got this! By scheduling meal-prep days, having meal-plans and making sure you only have healthy foods around, you’re set up for change. If taking a daily walk or hitting the gym is a goal, make sure you schedule your exercise ahead of time and put it in the calendar. Here are some of my favorite kitchen products that I shared over the holidays that can help you get organized and prep like a pro.
8. Have Support:
Maybe you and a friend decide to embark on the 30 Day Clean Eating Challenge together, or maybe your family is on board. Doing it alone? Don’t worry! As soon as you join us, you’ll be part of a private online community where everyone is with you on the same journey, cheering you on and sharing in the daily struggles and wins!