January 5, 2018 4:19 pm

Mary James

5 Little Known Top Clean Eating Habits

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Clean eating is a way to refresh your eating habits, clean out poor eating and bring in healthier eating habits. The season change comes the ability to eat healthier, be happier and stick to a new clean eating routine that can help provide you with more energy, and a better feeling overall.

Adopting a clean eating plan can be a simple and effective way to lose weight and boost your overall health. Additionally, eating clean means relying less on processed, store-bought items and preparing more meals at home, which could save you money. Here are the top clean eating habits that you should stick with when it is time for a change.

#1. Embrace Veggies & Fruits

While everyone may not enjoy eating Brussel sprouts and asparagus, they contain a lot of vitamins and minerals that are healthy for you.

Eating more leafy greens, fresh fruits, and vegetables as a whole can boost your health in many ways. Add a little spinach or kale to the next fruit smoothie you mix up and get your greens without noticing the taste.

Little Known Top Clean Eating Habits

Tip: Eating more leafy greens, fresh fruits and vegetables as a whole can boost your health in many ways. 

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#2. Cut Back On Refined Grains

Eat whole grains that provide more value and nutrition. They are minimally processed, providing you with the entire grain instead of only parts of it. These additional features of the grain are good for the body, for health overall, and should be consumed. Grains are also ideal for eating smaller portions, but feeling fuller.

Filling up on white rice, bread and pasta won’t do you any favours when it comes to health. This is because these foods lack the vitamins, minerals, fat, protein, and fibre that your body needs to function.

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#3. Don’t Eat Sugars, Salts, & Fats

This should go without saying, but reading the label on food items that you’re considering purchasing can give you knowledge. Mostly all processed foods have excessive sugars, salts, and fats that are not needed for a healthy diet.

Staying away from these processed, packaged, convenience items and cooking from fresh ingredients can be one of the biggest changes you can make for the better.

#4. Control Your Portion Sizes

Portion sizes can sometimes get out of hand. You either enjoy the food that you’re eating, or you are bored and have nothing else to do. Eating smaller, more frequent meals a day can help you stay alert throughout the day, while also helping you keep your weight under control.

Also, by eating more frequently, you’re beating the urge to snack, snack, snack all day long on those unhealthy options.

Little Known Top Clean Eating Habits

FACT: Water is the healthiest and most natural beverage you can drink. It harbours no additives, sugars, artificial sweeteners, or other questionable ingredients.

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#5. Drink, Drink, & Drink Water

It is recommended by healthcare providers everywhere that you should be drinking four to six, eight-ounce glasses of water per day. By drinking throughout the day, you’re keeping yourself hydrated while also giving your tummy the illusion of being full.

Water is the healthiest and most natural beverage you can drink. It harbours no additives, sugars, artificial sweeteners, or other questionable ingredients. By definition, it’s the cleanest beverage you can drink. If you do not like the bland taste of water alone, try spicing it up with mint leaves or lemon slices.

The Bottom Line

Eating clean is a great thing to do, but your older habits may have to be kicked to the curb. Feel better, live better with habits that help you achieve greatness, and make it through each and every day at your best.

The message to take with you, clean eating, has nothing to do with food being clean or dirty. It simply involves choosing minimally processed, proper foods that provide maximal nutritional benefits. The idea is to consume foods that are as close to their natural state as possible.

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The fundamentals of eating clean encourage you to consume more whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains and healthy fats — and limit highly processed snack foods, sweets and other packaged foods.


Yes. The eating-clean lifestyle has some good points. It's a balanced diet that focuses on whole grains, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and protein. Diet plans range from 1,200-1,800 calories, which is the low end of calories to sustain energy, satisfy hunger, and help weight loss.


A few clean eating snacks for people on the run:

  • Apple with almond butter is a great post workout snack that delivers.
  • Smashed avocado on toast with savoury nutritional yeast.
  • Hummus with rice cakes. Hummus is always a good idea.
  • Peanut butter on rice cakes.
  • Kale chips.
  • Roasted chickpeas.
  • Handful of trail mix.
  • Almond cookies, etc.


We're here to talk about one of the good fermented foods today, yogurt. Greek or regular can be considered 'eating clean' as long as you stay away from additives, artificial flavouring and colouring, and high fructose corn syrup. You're really only looking for milk of some sort with live and active cultures.

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About the Author Mary James

I am passionate about fitness, a healthy lifestyle, cooking, and well-being. This blog is about some of my thoughts that are occupying my mind and spirit daily over the last 10 years and my grand passion – weight loss and fitness, healthy lifestyle and healthy food, mindfulness and self-improvement.

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