Pros and Cons of a Clean Eating Diet - Slender Kitchen

Pros and Cons of a Clean Eating Diet

As with any diet, it is important to understand the pros and cons of clean eating before deciding to adopt it as a lifestyle or diet. Make sure to look at each side carefully to make sure it fits your goals and lifestyle.

Pros of a Clean Eating Diet

  • Focused on whole and natural foods including mostly vegetables, fruits, unprocessed whole grains, and lean proteins
  • Leads to weight loss for many
  • Shown to have many health benefits including increased energy, cardiovascular benefits, digestive benefits, and more
  • Can be used as a general eating philosophy or as part of a healthy diet with calorie limits
  • Provides many nutrients when the person eats a well balanced diet

Cons of a Clean Eating Diet

  • Can be hard to follow for some people because you must eliminate certain foods including sugar and processed foods
  • Can be expensive as you increase your intake of vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, nuts, and organic foods if you choose organic
  • Without a calorie limit, some people may overeat and gain weight even when eating clean
  • Participants need to monitor their meals to make sure they are eating a well balanced diet to get needed nutrients
  • Involves more food preparation and cooking than some other diets since most foods begin in a whole and natural state
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