Experts say dieting is responsible for 80 percent of accomplishing weight loss goals, while exercising is responsible for the other 20 percent. In other words, healthy food choices are a huge part of shedding pounds. A great way to do that is through clean eating, which means eating whole or “real” foods that are un- or minimally processed. Combining a clean diet with exercise will have you looking fabulous when it is time to walk down the aisle. Here are some healthy foods that will get you on track to looking stunning and feeling great.
Meet your new best friend: the clean eating grocery list from Lauren Lives Healthy. This list offers foods that you should eat in order to maintain a good diet. Make sure that you focus on balancing your fruits, veggies, dairy, lean proteins, and whole grains so you are not eating too much of one category. Variety is the spice of life!
It’s true that you can’t out-exercise a bad diet, but in order to reach your fitness goals faster, exercising can be used to maximize your results. Whether you go for a jog in the park or swim some laps in the pool, don’t skip out on cardio and be sure to follow it up with strength training. I personally love HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), Kickboxing, and Crossfit, which blend strength and cardio, but if you’re not able to make a class or hit the gym, check out Pinterest for some great at home exercises.
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