7 Ways To Stay On Track
On my social media, and in person, I asked about what are the biggest obstacles when it comes to health and fitness. I got a few different answers, but the most common response had to do with diet/food/nutrition.
And that makes complete sense! The workouts, for the most part, are the easy part of the health equation.
The food/diet is usually the tough, sometimes seeming impossible, part.
I wanted to share a few tips to help keep you on the right track with your diet.
1. Take it 1 meal at a time
Focus just on the meal directly in front of you. Whether you’re last meal was good or bad, make your next one healthy
2. Keep unhealthy foods out of your house
You can’t sit on your couch snacking on unhealthy foods if you don’t have any in the house
3. Plan your grocery list ahead of time
Write it down. Know exactly what you’re getting, and don’t stray from your list
4. Meal Prep
Some find that they eat unhealthy when they’re at work. To combat that, cook your meals ahead of time. Chicken, rice, and broccoli is always better for your goals that a pizza or cheeseburger
5. Don’t change everything at once
A problem people run into is trying to do all the health stuff in one shot. Changing diets, working out, go to classes, getting sleep, meal prepping, can become overwhelming if you’re new to it all. Take one thing, and worm on it until it’s part of your routine, then tackle the next thing.
6. Keep healthy snacks close by
I always have some fruit and nuts/seeds near by where ever I go. It cuts out the random stops in wawa or the vending machines.
7. Track everything
I always recommend tracking, and measuring, your food. Because, weight loss is all about calorie intake vs calories burned. You can’t know if you’re in a proper calorie deficit if you’re not monitoring what you’re eating. Track it all