Clean Eating 101
Health before weight-loss is the foundation that 310 was built on, which is why encouraging our customers to eat "clean" is our top priority.
But what does eating "clean" mean? We broke it down for you in 10 easy to follow steps:
- Go Homemade
Though it can take more time, cooking your favorite foods can be a healthier option because you won’t be using all the added sugars, preservatives, and can leave out or replace the unhealthy ingredients you want to stay away from.
- Focus on Fruits & Veggies
Add additional vitamins, fiber & minerals to your diet by increasing your veggie/fruit consumption a day.
- Choose Whole Grains
Rather than white bread and white rice, reach for the whole grains that haven’t been processed or stripped of their fiber and other good stuff like oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa, barley, farro, bulgur, spelt, and more!
- Consume Healthy Fats
Not all fats are created equal The body needs healthy fat to thrive, but it can definitely do without the “bad” fats. Some food with good fat to work into your diet to keep you satisfied are olives, salmon, avocados, nuts and seeds, olive oil, and more!
- Choose Lean Proteins
When you're not enjoying your 310 Shake, make sure to cook up meals that are packed with lean protein. This will keep you feeling full until your next meal. Eat lean proteins such as: White Fleshed Fish, Beans, Peas & Lentils, Skinless, White-Meat Poultry, Lite Tofu, Lean Beef, or Egg Whites.
- Go Organic (when possible)
We are lucky to have Organic food readily available to us nowadays. The more Organic you go, the less harmful chemicals you expose yourself to. However, if it's not in your budget to eat fully organic try to avoid non organic: Strawberries, Spinach, Kale, Nectarines, Apples, Grapes, Peaches, Cherries. These are known to have the most contamination & pesticides by the Environmental Working Group.
- Ditch the Processed Foods
Processed foods tend to have a long shelf life, thanks to the added sugar, salt, and preservatives within. As a result of their less-than-stunning nutritional status, they steal away an opportunity where you could be nourishing your body with whole foods–and may do some damage in its place.
- Drink More Water
Your body needs water for so many functions, including digestions and feeling full. You may even mistake thirst for hunger. Make sure you don’t reach for a snack when what you really need is water! Try to drink approximately 2 liters of water per day. If you’re in the habit of drinking sodas, try switching to 310 Lemonade, as it contains all the alkalizing minerals your body needs.
- Limit Added Sugars
Sugar has snuck its way into so many processed foods these days. You might pick up a frozen meat and veggie dish thinking it’s healthy, just to realize the sauce has more sugar than a tub of ice cream! And just 1 soda has more sugar than the recommended intake for a few days! It can take a few days of feeling withdrawals when you cut out sugar, but the longer you stay away from it, the less of a grip it has on you. If you have a sweet tooth, try switching to stevia sweetened products instead!
- Eat Regularly
It is important to eat meals regularly to ensure your body gets the energy it needs to perform.