Clean eating is not a fad diet. For most people, a switch to clean eating is a lifestyle that they never want to depart from. Turning away from processed junk food, fast food, and non-food while turning towards wholesome, nutrient-dense food has a life-changing impact on people.
But the transition to a clean eating lifestyle can take some time, knowledge, dedication, and a bit of support from people who have been there.
If you are in the middle of changing to a cleaner, more nutritious way of eating, or are thinking of making the change, here are five resources that will be beyond valuable on your journey to better health and a healthier weight.
It Starts With Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways
Dallas and Melissa Hartwig detail the “how” and “why” of a Whole30: a 30 day nutritional reset to put you on the path to better health. Their Whole30 program has profoundly changed the lives of tens of thousands of people who have tried their simplified, Paleo-type program. Full of easily accessible science, common sense, and Hartwig’s signature with “tough love,” It Starts With Food is the perfect place to begin a clean eating journey, or to begin again if you have stalled or detoured.
Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans
Michelle Tam is the hilarious mastermind behind the Nom Nom Paleo website, and together with Henry Fong she delivers a fun, fresh approach to clean eating Paleo that anyone can appreciate. Creatively innovative recipes, beautiful photos, with a zany sense of fun; Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans will reignite your passion for clean eating, Paleo and gluten-free cooking.
Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition
If you love to know exactly how things work, and want to know the latest in the world of nutritional science, then Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition is the perfect resource to give you the information you crave about the foods you eat. T. Colin Campbell, PhD, will enlighten you on the reasons that what most people think is proper nutrition -- isn’t. An eye-opening education that will forever change the way you look at, and think about, food.
100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love
Do you want to improve the health and overhaul the eating habits of the whole family? Lisa Leake did, and she succeeded in taking herself, her husband, and her 2 girls on a 100-day challenge free from highly processed and refined foods. 100 Days of Real Food is a great guide for any parent who wants to give their kids and family the gift of better nutrition, while still getting delicious food on the table-- fast. Practical advice and family friendly recipes, and a ton of information on getting your family on the right track to eating real food.
Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition
Traditional Chinese Medicine meets modern nutrition in Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition. The wisdom that has been used to heal the body with whole foods for thousands of years is passed to a new audience by author Paul Pitchford. Information on health, diet, natural foods, and alternative medicine is presented in an easy-to-understand way. The ultimate east-meets-west guide to healing with whole foods.
Clean eating can take many forms, from Paleo to gluten-free to plant-based. Whether you are on a clean eating journey to change your own health and lifestyle for the better, or for the benefit of your entire family, these books provide the information, guidance, recipes, and knowledge you need to get started and keep going.