9 Simple Tricks to Achieve Your Dream Body


5. Eat clean

You already know the basics of eating well: cut out fast food and junk food. But you may just be surprised at how much of your diet qualifies as that “junk food.” Just because you bought it in a grocery store instead of a drive through does not mean it qualifies as healthy eating.

Avoid packaged foods, artificial foods, and processed ingredients. A good rule of thumb? Turn a package around and read the label. If you can’t pronounce more than one of the ingredients, it’s probably bad for you. Instead, make your own meals from healthy, whole ingredients. Limit your use of sugars, fats, and additives, and look to things like spices, herbs, vinegars, agave and fresh fruits to add bold flavors to your meals.

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