In the nutritional world, most experts agree there’s no such thing as “good” or “bad” foods. Consistency and moderation are the keys to reaching your goals – much more than perfection.
As of late studies show we are ordering out more, cooking less and choosing convenience over nutrition. For good reason – some of us are fearful of the grocery store and others have lost motivation to plan and prepare healthy meals.
Here are some tips to get you back on track:
Plan out your meals for the week, make your grocery list and stick to the weekly plan. Even if it means ordering groceries to be delivered, your body will thank you. Make room for one cheat meal each week so you can enjoy and get right back on track.
Stock your pantry with staples that you can use in a pinch. Beans, jasmine rice, quinoa, vegetables, dried grains – these items can help you throw together an easy dish in a pinch.
Eat your vegetables. For a while I have said my first and most important piece of advice to someone looking to clean up their diet is to eat more vegetables. Only 9% of Americans meet their veggie requirements each day. This is a disservice to your health and goals. Vegetables offer a variety of nutrients we need as well as anti-inflammatory and immune-protecting antioxidants. Not to mention they fill us up, so we make better choices throughout the day.
Drink water. Like, a lot! Making a conscious effort to drink more water will help with your fat loss goals, alleviate headaches, help you surpass the afternoon slump and more. Shoot for 8 glasses a day.
Don’t skip meals. Skipping meals isn’t doing anything for your waistline and leaves you feeling sluggish, moody and can slow your metabolism. The worst of all – you end up eating more or overindulging later in the day.
Need help on your nutritional journey? Jenny can help you set an approachable meal plan that will help you feel better, perform better and get closer to your goals. Contact me today!