How I Cleaned Up My Diet
Eat. Nourish. Glow suggests cutting back on sugar, milk, coffee, gluten, and alcohol. Everything besides alcohol was hard to do, but it got a lot easier once I could see and feel the effects it had on my body. Besides losing a couple pounds, I had more energy and finally stopped having frequent headaches. Limiting sugar and the rest of those things probably sounds terrible, but once you learn what it does to your body, it's way easier to make smarter choices. For example, I learned that the body doesn't distinguish what type of sugar we eat; it's all processed the same. If I'm craving something sweet, I try to eat real sugar instead of a diet version.
The best part of eating cleaner is that you can enjoy food without the hassle of counting calories which makes it easier to maintain a healthier diet. I did Weight Watchers back in college, but tracking was one of the reasons I quit the program. Now that I'm making smarter choices, I can enjoy food without the guilt of going overboard.
Thanks for checking out this post. Have any of you read Eat. Nourish. Glow.? I'd love hear how you guys are working towards a healthier year.