1. Set a realistic goal
When you’re setting a goal to lose weight for summertime with Clean Eating, be realistic about your goal! Anytime your goal means you’ll have to push your body too hard, be drastic with your diet like counting every calorie or juice fasting, you risk hitting a wall and gaining more weight than when you started. Slow and steady wins the race, especially when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off for good. You can certainly shed those extra pounds in time for summer if you follow the Clean Eating lifestyle, and here’s the best news of all: you don’t have to starve to reach success!
2. Challenge yourself
Challenge yourself – quite literally! The 30 Day Clean Eating Challenge has helped thousands of women transform their lives and lose weight quickly by following a carefully designed system that works! The Clean Eating challenge helps you rewire your food cravings, stay consistent, and provides daily accountability so you can reach your goals. It might not always be easy, but it doesn’t have to be painful and you shouldn’t have to do it alone. The 30 Day Clean Eating Challenge is your fast track to success.
3. Be prepared
Being prepared is half the battle. Use these tips to make meal prep easier and be sure you know what you’ll be eating ahead of time and have your food prepped. Keeping water on hand to help keep cravings at bay and give your body the hydration it needs will help boost your metabolism. Weight loss happens faster when your body feels safe – and this means eating smaller meals more frequently throughout the day. Being prepared isn’t just about meal planning, or knowing what to eat it’s also about mindset. It can help to write down your goals, share them with supportive people and create accountability so you feel mentally prepared as well. With the 30 Day Clean Eating Challenge, all of your meals for the day are mapped out step-by-step so you can focus on results!
4. Work up a Sweat!
Sweat at least 3 times per week or more. Hit the sauna or steam room or get your body moving in a power yoga class or a brisk walk. Studies show that increasing your body temperature in the sauna or steam room for 20 minutes per session helps to boost immune system and lose weight. Even if you are struggling with immobility, the sauna is your solution! Whenever you sweat, you’re detoxing and giving your whole system a super-charge. Be sure to hydrate during your sweat sessions and eat Clean to get the best results.
5. Drink lemon water
The health benefits of drinking lemon water are endless. Drinking water is one of the most obvious yet under appreciated weight loss strategies, and most of us aren’t drinking enough. Aim for 1-2 liters of water per day and add a squeeze of lemon to take it up a level. Your body holds onto water when it’s dehydrated and this also lowers your will-power. To stay committed and have the energy you need to reach your summer weight loss goals, make sure you’re giving your body and brain enough fresh, purified water. Limit coffee to two cups per day, and cut out soda or juices, replacing them for a glass of water instead.
6. Go Easy on the Starches & Empty Carbs
How you start your day sets you up for failure or success. Spiking your blood sugar in the morning with empty carbs can ruin your whole day by disrupting your mood, crashing your energy and reducing the will-power needed to make healthy food choices. Fill your diet with lean meats, healthy fats and lots of high fiber veggies like broccoli, kale, cauliflower and lettuce.
Clean Eating is about maxing out your nutrient potential at each meal. For example, you can eat a bag of chips get virtually no nutrients at all, winding up hungry in another 20 minutes. Or, you can eat a chicken breast and give your body the fuel it needs to shed fat and build muscle. What you eat makes a big difference! When you’re eating clean, you have to worry less about calories because the focus is on quality. Your body will naturally tell you when its full when you’re eating real, whole foods. Skip the empty carbs and starches like potatoes, white breads, bagels, cakes, and cereals. Especially in the morning, go for a Clean Eating approved breakfast. It should be rich in protein and fat or complex carbs like overnight oats and nut butter.
7. Create accountability support
Whether you’ve got your whole family on board, you’re taking the challenge with a friend or you’re in it to win it all on your own – you’ve got accountability and support with your CleanFoodCrush family. Having supportive people around you while you’re reaching your summer weight loss goals can make all the difference. It’s not always possible to get your family to change with you, and that’s ok! But remember, doing it alone leaves more room for failure. Inside of our private challenge groups, you’ll be able to reach out for support , share your journey with others and get the motivation you need to stay strong.
You got this!