Top 5 Nutrition Tips
1. Get rid of processed food - Eliminate all the bad food from the house. Taking away any processed and sugary foods from the house allows you to stay on track with any nutrition program. Knowing that all you have is good food in the fridge allows you to eat better and achieve the results you want!
2. Take Baby Steps- Don't go cold turkey. For a couple reasons 1. You may start well with good intentions by going strict for a few days or weeks, but you may end binge eating in order to satisfy your craving. 2. For every meal you eat well is one baby step in the right direction and by making these small gains, gives you motivation and drive to stay on track.
3. 80/20 rule - Give yourself some slack. By eating well most of the week, reward yourself with something your craving, it might be your favorite chocolate bar, a glass of wine or what ever it is. Giving yourself a reward allows you to stay on track longer and if you are struggling during the week, you know that in a few days there is light at the end of the tunnel when you can have your little cheat day or meal.
4.Drink Water - This is one of the most important things we need to do for life. Our body is made of 78% water and I guarantee most people do not drink enough during the day. By drinking about 2 litres a day can help flush any toxins in the body, which if they accumulate can cause dehydration which in turn cause tension, aches, pains and headaches. Water also aids with nutrition by speeding up your metabolism and keeping hydrated would also suppress your hunger and stopping you from having any cravings for any sugary things.
5. Prepare your meals - Have you ever heard the saying 'Fail to prepare, prepare to fail' If you don't plan things out most probably it will fail. If your plan is to eat for weight loss or just for better health, knowing that you have food ready to go is very important. Have you ever been in a situation where you you don't have any food with you and you end up just getting something convenient, like some sort of take out food (Mcdonalds anyone??). Preparing your meals the night before or even before you go to work. Gives you the added benefit of staying on track with your nutrition plan and most probably achieve your goals.