Eat Clean for a Healthier and Happier You

Eating clean – okay, you might ask yourself what does that even mean? I think we could all come up with different definitions of what clean eating would be, and all of them might be correct! For example, when it comes to eating clean, I’m being veeeery selective and careful when it comes to picking the food at the grocery store. The key word to eating clean is – HEALTHY. That being said, avoid processed, as well as refined and handled food as much as possible. These three things are the biggest enemy which prevent you from adopting a really healthy lifestyle.

One of the first things you should keep in mind if you want to adopt a healthier lifestyle is to always stay hydrated! This is something you’ve probably heard about many times, but many of us forget that daily intake of water needed for our body to function properly. What I’ve noticed is that with proper hydration routine, my body and skin feels so much better! Seriously, being hydrated helps a lot to keep the stress and anxiety levels at a minimum. Also, not to mention the energy.. Really, it changes stuff. I use “Plant Nanny“ as a reminder – an app where you have to take care of a virtual plant in a way that if you drink enough water, the plant will grow and you will get some rewards for it. It’s a fun way to keep track of your daily water intake.

Anything that contains more sugar than needed is also very unwelcomed. When I say extra sugar, I am referring to soda drinks we all very often indulge in. Try to replace those drinks with water (remember: daily water intake is important!) or if you feel like water might not satisfy your craving, try  a lemonade, or fresh squeezed juice/smoothie that contains natural ingredients. Healthy + refreshing = perfect combo! Yes, I know the struggle… But stay determined, it will pay off in the end, I promise. 😊

Number one enemy of a healthy diet is …. JUNK FOOD! Now seriously, this is a huge no-no for many reasons. First of all, I don’t even need to mention how unhealthy it is and how much fat it contains (unhealthy fat ofcourse). Second, many scientists and doctors even connect it to cancer. Third, eating too much junk food will create problems with your digestion. You will gain weight at an incredibly fast rate, and it also causes skin problems and acne. This type of food might be hard for you to replace if you really got used to it. However, there are some great alternatives such as chicken prepared with some boiled potato, rice and other tasty vegetables, plus – a good salad! What I would use as an alternative to junk food would be sushi. Maybe it’s because I’m addicted and could eat tons of it, but sushi really suppresses junk food cravings. It’s very healthy, though it’s not as low in calories as you might think, so keep that in mind.

Making small changes in your diet like drinking more water, avoiding junk and processed food, as well as avoiding soda and soft drinks will do miracles to both your body and your skin within months, or even weeks. These might be small steps, but they matter. Try it and you will see!

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  1. April 17, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    I try to eat as healthy as I can and I drink a lot more water than I used to! I can always see the change in my body when I eat healthy and when I don’t so it keeps me motivated 🙂 nice post!www.samanthamariko.com

  2. Samjah
    April 17, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Okay I’m implementing these practices today! I’m gonna throw away my chips that I have hidden in my desk. Lol. I’ve been seeing small bumps on my face and I know it’s due to my diet. Time to make some changes. Thank you for this post!

  3. April 18, 2017 / 12:07 am

    Man did I need this reminder. Thanks for writing this post girl! I think all of us are guilty of eating junk food here and there and that’s something I definitely need to work on. Thankfully hydration has never been an issue 🙂
    Sweet as Fiction xxwww.sweetasfiction.com

  4. April 18, 2017 / 12:11 am

    I also love eating clean, but I must give you a little warning here. Although sushi is incredibly good (and I’m addicted too) and a lot healthier than a lot of the junk food out there, the rice itself contains a lot of sugar and thus I try to avoid it. Not saying it’s unhealthy, just saying it’s not as healthy as people think. :)xoxoThomas
    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

  5. Gabriela Vera
    April 18, 2017 / 5:48 am

    Great blog post babe. I am all about eating healthy. We don’t have any soda in my house. I will drink it once in a great while. I try do drink as much water as I can at my job.
    Xo,Gabriela Verawww.gverastyle.blogspot.com

  6. April 18, 2017 / 9:27 am

    I love eating healthy, but sometimes you just want that ice-cream or that French fries. But with beautiful weather coming up and skirt-days are more often seen. You just have to go eat healthier and work(out) harder to get fit and toned. Also that sushi looks delicious, love it. Thanks for this inspiration. It just gave me that final push to go for healthy foods, X Charissa, http://www.ladygoldapple.com

  7. EVA
    April 18, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    Motivational post, love the water , fruits and vegetables. The sea and open water and air activities , all are so beautiful and give me happiness. Unfortunately I love the sweets, too. For me this motivation is easier to keep at summer.xxEvawww.themermaidfashion.com

  8. April 19, 2017 / 1:49 am

    These are some great tips you shared about clean eating! My biggest problem is sweets. If it weren’t for those, I’d have abs for days…haha!
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

  9. April 19, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    I started eating clean about a month ago and it really does wonders for my overall well-being, whether it be my skin, my mood, or my energy levels. I’ll have to download Plant Nanny on my phone so I can stay hydrated. Thanks for sharing!
    xo, Jowww.cutandchic.com

  10. April 20, 2017 / 8:27 am

    I have such as sweet tooth and loves junk food lol but every time I vouch to not touch them, it comes back and backfires. I am really going to try to eat healthy and watch processed food intake because I do notice my energy level goes way down when I eat junk.
    ~ xo Sheree<a href="http://www.poshclassymom.com/&quot; rel="nofollow">Posh Classy Mom</a><a href="http://www.instagram.com/poshclassymom&quot; rel="nofollow">Instagram</a>

  11. April 20, 2017 / 9:39 am

    Hey Beautiful,How are you?For me very important to eat healthy and Skip Sugar. Our Body and Health sooo Important I think:)Loved this post, especially that it’s about Healthy Eating and Being healthy:)Sushi love tooo and Totally good to use as an "alternative junk Food"Love KissesOpen Kloset By KarinaHappy Week

  12. Jennifer Lee Quattrucci
    April 21, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    This is fabulous! I never thought of sushi like this before but you are so right ! It’s a great choice for a treat. I love what you said about taking small steps and about making the right choices for a healthier lifestyle! So inspiring!

  13. Gina Diaz
    April 22, 2017 / 1:35 am

    I love and enjoy to eat healthily!! sushi is one on my favorites treat to have!! thank you for sharing this wonderful post and tips!!!
    Happyy weekend, beauty!! xx. Gina

  14. Jenelle
    April 23, 2017 / 3:34 am

    Just downloading the plant nanny app, that sounds so cute!! I try to drink a lot of water too, I hate soft drinks, but we make our own Kombucha Tea so if anything I reach for a small glass of that. Eating healthy is not about missing out, it’s about making good choices, I agree! So important.xx Jenellewww.inspiringwit.com

  15. April 23, 2017 / 5:57 am

    I love all your tips and agree with you totally! I always try to drink a lot of water and cut sugar and junk out of my diet. Oh and I love love love sushi and sashimi. It’s so good and I could literally eat it everyday. 🙂

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