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Eating clean can be hard especially if you aren't used to incorporating whole, natural foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and complex carbohydrates in your diet. Here is a quick guide to helping you stay away from junk food, man-made sugar, bad fats (hydrogenated, trans-fat), preservatives, white bread and any other fake ingredients that typically make up a bad diet.

Week 1:

Add real fruits and vegetables to every meal. Side note: Fruit cups or packaged, dried fruit loaded with sugar do not count as "real" or "natural" no matter what the product claims.

Week 2:

No more fast food! I don't care if McDonald's stopped cooking their fries in beef fat. Stay far away from all fast food chains.

Week 3:

Give up white breads and grains because it's bleached and a ton of sugar and salt is added to it. I'm pretty sure that isn't something you want to consume on a daily basis. Instead, switch to whole wheat bread, pasta and brown rice.

Week 4:

Use a fruit or veggie as the base of every snack. Let your apples have a love affair with almond butter instead of caramel. Your health and teeth will thank me later.

Week 5:

No more soda or sugary drinks. These beverages are often called empty calories for a reason. Feeling thirsty? Drink water and only water.
Great advice on this article! And it makes for a good challenge
gud thing i just gave up sugar!!!
I'm starting tho. doing what I can, whenever I can, with what little I have, as much as I can. soon as we get a fridge. plan is mostly raw foods, only cook protein, and fruits for snacking and juice(no sugar). I'm living it already :)
@TerrecaRiley I completely agree with u. It's hard. I want my parents to be healthier but my dad says he isn't going to spend that much on a lunch...
it's not a fear, it's reality. also,I'm unemployed with no benefits, so... terrible economy here
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