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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No more soda or sugary drinks. These beverages are often called empty calories for a reason. Feeling thirsty? Drink water and only water.