Clean eating is trending on the internet right now. With all the posts on social media, it’s hard not to pay attention to it. I think I have a reasonably good diet. However, most of the posts I come across I find unrelatable. I don’t have the funds to constantly buy superfoods every week. They can be pricey! If you want to eat healthy on a budget and don’t know where to start, keep reading.
If you jump right on board the clean eating path, most likely you won’t succeed. By starting off by taking small steps, it won’t feel like a huge change! For example, I recently stopped drinking milk, and I only buy almond and rice milk now. I’m now trying to cut down on salt because it’s in almost everything you don’t make from scratch!
Drinking calories is a huge waste of your daily cal’ intake. I don’t know about you, but I would rather eat something instead of drinking a pop or an iced coffee. Start switching your carbonated drinks for water! Your body will be happy.
Snack on Nature’s Candy.
If you’re craving sugar reach for fruit instead of candy. Dodge your craving with healthy foods! Now that summer is coming, the fruit will be a lot cheaper at grocery stores. If you don’t see the prices going down, buy some frozen fruit as an alternative.
Cook at Home.
When you make dinner at home, you know exactly what ingredients are going into it. I know it’s easier to grab takeout some nights, but you don’t know all the ingredients restaurants use. You don’t have control of the oil, salt, sugar, or any of that stuff! If you cook at home, you know exactly what you’re going to consume.
Most importantly, Do What’s Best for You.
It’s important to stay in tune with your body while you change your eating habits. What may work for others, may not work for you. It may come with a lot of trial and error, but it’s all worth it in the end! Just make sure you pay attention to how your body reacts to what you’re putting in it.
It may take a while to figure out what is right for you. Take the time to decide what you want to cut out of your diet, and what foods you want to eat more of. If you have any tips for eating a little healthier let me know in the comments!