One of the latest trends in the ever shifting diet and weight loss community that’s gaining some traction and proponents recently is the so called “Eat Clean Diet” The Eat Clean Diet is advertised as an lifestyle based diet that can help you to eat more and get rid of fat at the same time. Sounds great, but does it really work? We’ll try to find that out for you by carefully examining all the positive and negative sides of this lifestyle diet, while not losing sight of how it can fit a daily regimen of an average dieter, in other words, how sustainable and manageable it is over a long period of time.

The bases of this specific diet is on plant food, including legumes, vegetables, fruit and whole grain and lean protein from both meat and nonfat dairy products, as well as healthy fats in moderate quantities. The proponents of this diet believe that a good overall health is essential if your goal is to slim down, and furthermore, that weight loss is affected largely by the food intake, and only marginally by exercise and genetic predisposition. The cornerstones of this dieting plan are a reduced calorie diet rich in fiber and lean protein and moderate, but regular exercise regimen.

First meal of the day should be filled with various nutritious foods rich in fiber and protein, and low in simple carbohydrates. Also, stoking your metabolism during the day with the addition of small amounts of healthy essential fats will keep the fires going and the body working on overdrive, hence in fact speeding up the process of fat burning. Each meal should contain no more than a couple of hundred calories, and each one should be based on a combination of a complex carbohydrate, fiber rich food with some lean protein added. If you keep to this schedule, drink plenty of fluids and add some exercise, like cardio or resistance training free weights or machine for a minimum of three times per week for half an hour, you can expect to lose up to three pounds per week. That comes out to about 12 pounds, or six kilograms per month, which is around the maximal recommended weight loss that the doctors would consider safe.

Any credible diet should really be based around controlling your calorie intake in combination with regular exercising and making sure that you eat enough lean protein, vegetables and fruits. On the other hand, you should also make sure that you avoid eating any sugars or simple carbs in general, as well artificial preservatives and you should enjoy health benefits in addition to the weight loss. You should never eliminate fats from your diet however essential fats such are omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are necessary for your body to function properly. What you can live without is alcohol, although you can live with a half of glass of red or white wine per day. You also need to be aware that you are not perfect, and that they will be slip ups, so plan for a few cheat meals every month.

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