You’ve decided to switch to clean eating- you’re upping your vegetable intake, reducing your intake of highly processed foods and overall crushing it.
Or are you?
If you’ve made the switch to clean eating- or are in the process- there are a few things, hiccups really, that can derail you, leave you hungry or even putting on weight.
Although whether or not you choose to reduce your carbs or go gluten free, this infographic does bring up some excellent points.
Often when people reduce their carb intake, they up their protein intake. But too much protein can have consequences as well.
Some amino acids (like glutamine) can impact blood glucose levels and too much protein taxes the kidneys and the liver.
To keep it healthy, focus on increasing healthy fats if you reduce carbs and keep it moderate protein and moderate carbohydrates.
Including more fats is key- not only are they incredibly good for your skin, hair and overall health, they also help keep you feeling satiated and content longer.
When switching to clean eating, you’re removing calorie dense but nutrients poor processed foods and sugars and replacing them with low calorie, but nutrient dense foods.
What’s the bottom line?
You’ll be eating a lot more food for a lot fewer calories and sometimes it can seem like you need a lot of food before you hit your calorie needs. But make sure you’re getting the calories your body needs to make it through the day.
Often gluten free foods can be high in other high glycemic index foods- like rice flour or potato starch- so if you remove gluten be smart about what you replace it with.
To keep your blood sugar in line opt for breads, pastas, and other wheat based dishes with other whole grain options like quinoa, oatmeal, amaranth, teff, buckwheat and more.
Clean eating takes time and practice for most of us, if you feel stuck, don’t hesitate to reach out to us- we’re here to help!
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