If you can't pronounce it (in the ingredience list) DON'T EAT IT. The closer it is to its natural state the better it is for you. Try to purchase only things with 3-5 ingredients that you can pronounce.
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If you eat crap, that's exactly what you'll feel like. If it comes in a box, bag, or can and has a ton of ingredients you can't pronounce, put it back. I stopped eating processed garbage and I feel and look SO much better. My skin and hair look fantastic, I rarely get sick anymore, and that last stubborn 5 pounds is gone for good.
This means eliminate most processed foods and eat whole, natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, complex carbohydrates and unsalted nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts). An easy way to remember if a food is clean is: "If man made it, don't eat it". Stay away from foods that contain refined sugar, hydrogenated & trans fats, preservatives and any ingredients on the label you can't pronounce. Eliminate or significantly reduce alcohol. (OK - I'm still working on this last one!)
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