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Clean Eating for Healthy Weight Loss

Having a hard time getting into a post-summer healthy eating routine? You're not alone. So, let’s do this together.

Going ‘clean’ with your diet is a great way to boost your energy, focus your mind, fire up your metabolism and kick-start weight loss. The positive physical and metal benefits you’ll feel (and see) after even just a week will motivate you to keep going.

Check out our favourite tips below and the sweet deal SN Clubs members can get from Blended for You

 1. Set a Goal

We recommend approaching your clean eating program week by week. Begin by committing to one full week and start feeling the physical benefits. Then continue on for a second week and watch permanent, healthy habits start to form. We think you’ll get hooked on the feeling.

 Clean eating for healthy weightloss

2. Foods to Eliminate

Going clean doesn’t mean being super restrictive, but there are some key foods to avoid during your first few weeks including: red meat, shell fish, all cow dairy, foods containing gluten, alcohol, refined sugar, coffee, syrups, store bought sauces and dressings, energy drinks, artificial sweeteners, diet and regular sodas.

Almost all veggies are ok, but avoid corn because it can be hard to digest.

Clean eating for healthy weightloss

3. What to Eat

You don’t need to go vegan, but you’ll want to focus on lots of veggies, fruits (1 to 2 portions per day), moderate amounts of grains & legumes (eg. quinoa, brown/wild rice, chickpeas, black beans), low mercury fish (wild salmon, halibut, cod, sole) and poultry (always organic) limited to 2 to 3 portions per week.

Healthy fats are important; coconut, olive and avocado oils, avocados, nuts (almonds, walnuts pecans), chia and hemp seeds are all good picks.

Small amounts of goat cheese, coconut yogurt and other non-cow dairy products are okay (ensure they are not sweetened or loaded with artificial ingredients). 

Clean eating for healthy weightloss

4. What to Drink

Lots of water: water transports nutrients to your muscles, aids digestion and keeps your metabolism up. Go for 10 cups a day/ 2.5 L).

Morning tip: try starting your day with 500 ml of room temp water that has 2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice & 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar (supports detoxification and digestion).

Skip coffee and opt for green tea if you want a little caffeine in the morning. Herbal teas are a great option, too.

Milk substitutes (always unsweetened): coconut, almond, cashew, oat (GF)

 Clean eating for healthy weightloss

5. Balance your meals

Include lean protein (fish and plant-based are best picks), nutrient rich carbohydrates (whole grains, fruits & vegetables) and healthy fats (non-saturated) at every meal. If using protein powders, go for vegan, not whey. Protein helps build and repair muscle; the complex carbs replenish energy stores without elevating blood sugar; and healthy fats keep you satisfied, are nutrient-rich and help in the absorption of key vitamins and minerals. 

7. Don’t skip meals

Waiting more than four or five hours between meals causes your blood sugar to bottom out, leaving you weak, irritable and tired. Eating more often helps regulate blood-sugar levels and keeps your body burning calories rather than storing them. Try to eat 3 balanced meals and 2 snacks per day.

Once you’ve ‘reset’ (go clean for a minimum of two weeks), aim to follow the above tips at least 85% of the time.

 

7 Day Cleanse & Reset Plan - Blended For You

SPECIAL OFFER FOR SNSC MEMBERS

Blended For You & SNSC are teaming up to help you re-set your diet and start eating clean.

Order the Blended 7-Day Cleanse & Reset Plan by October 15th, 2018 and receive 25% off.

Use Code (enter at checkout): SNSC7DAY25%

Valid for SNSC members & staff only.

About the 7-Day Cleanse & Reset Plan

We all have health goals to hit. That might mean that we're starting a clean-eating diet for the first time, we're kick-starting weight-loss, or we need a reset to get back on track with healthy eating. We've put together our 7-Day Cleanse & Reset Plan with a nutrition program to make it a little easier for you.  

The 7-day program helps create awareness about how much and which types of food you are eating. The smoothies in this program energize your body with nutrient dense foods to support toxin removal, immunity, and rejuvenation.

The Program Includes:

  1. 14 x Blended For You Smoothies (we’ve got your breakfast and one snack covered each day) 

  1. Nutrition Program (electronic format)
    • Clean eating food guide to follow for the week
    • Sample eating schedule & food
    • Macro-balanced recipes & shopping list template
    • Food prep and ingredient stocking tips

  1. Recipe & shopping list guide (electronic format)
    • 6 meal & 4 snack recipes (all macro-balanced)
    • Suggested shopping list
    • Shopping list template

Please email info@blendedforyou.com if you have any questions.

 

About Blended For You 

Nutritionally balanced, superfood boosted frozen smoothie packs delivered direct to your home or office.  Life gets busy and you’ve got health goals.  We’ve got you covered.  Order online at www.blendedforyou.com
Check the SNFC Deals section in the mobile app for your 10% members code.

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