Monday, May 13, 2019

How to Clean up your Diet

Summer is literally weeks away and you're thinking it's time to make some changes so you feel and look your best. Am I right?! The simplest change is food. Small tweaks to the way we eat can sometimes make the biggest impact. Especially when you're consistent over time. Better sleep, more energy, clearer skin, or increased confidence, etc. I could go on and on.  Anyway, when it comes to a "diet" you have to find one that's right for you, fits your lifestyle and is sustainable over time. It's time to stop the yo-yo dieting and start fueling and eating for longevity.

Throw away the temptations.
I'm not kidding. If it doesn't align with your goals get rid of it. It's not doing you any good. Plus, if it's not in the house you won't be tempted. Simple as that! Can't bring yourself to through it away? Then donate it or give it to a friend.

Meal Prep
Did you know you're more likely to stay on track when there's prepped meals/food around? It's true. In today's society, it's all about fast, grab-and-go options. So why not make your own grab and go options at home. You'll have to be ok with leftovers.

Two Simple Meal Prep Methods:

  1. Prep full meals. Yes, cook and divide meals into various containers for the week. Think Salads, rice bowls, wraps, sandwiches, frittata, overnight oats, etc. Your options are endless. 
  2. Prep individual items that can be easily used throughout the week to create meals. This is the option I like and use. I chop all the veggies/fruit and cook a big batch of chicken. Then I used these items throughout the week to make various meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It helps cut down on time.

Eat Veggies
Like your mother use to say, "Eat your veggies." Your plate should be full with a decent protion of veggies at every meal. Plain and simple.

Limit processed carbs and dairy
Both can be inflamatory to the body. I'm not saying to cut them out completely, I'm just saying to limit the amount you consume. At the end of the day, we want to focus on whole nutrient desense foods and limit the amount of proceed foods we consume daily.

Cut Alcohol/Soda/Fruit Juice
HELLO! Empty calories. Need I say more?!

Eat balanced Meals
How do you do that? Make sure you're eating a combination of carbs, fats, and protein at every meal. This is where tracking food and counting macros come in handy. You're able to see the makeup of food, what portion sizes really look like, and if you're eating the amounts needed to achieve goals.

Simple, right!

Need help getting started? Reach out to your gal or ask all the questions below. Love Ya!