Committing to Your Whole Heath Nutrition Plan
By Kreg Weiss, B HKin • December 31st, 2010 • 8045 Views
So you have decided to take the plunge into a more healthy and nourishing nutrition plan? Back up these great intentions with some simple strategies and tips to keep you motivated and make this a long-term routine with success.
Goals have greater success with PLANNING.
*keep a list of favorite recipes and meals planned in advance
*use your pre-planned meals to structure how you will shop and prepare meals and snacks so you are not tempted into settling for processed quick fixes
*understand how to integrate meals around work and exercise programs effectively – consider meeting with nutrition specialist to discuss proper meal planning to suit your needs and interests
Cook with a STRATEGY.
*when preparing a meal, always think how you can utilize this time most effectively
*cook a larger portion that you can freeze for future meals or have for lunch the next day
*as you cut and prepare food items, prepare extra for the next day meals
*many food items can be precooked / soaked in advance to speed up cooking time for future meals
Never leave home without.
*make a habit of always taking healthy snacks with you when going out to avoid getting into the hunger trap
*raw nuts, dates, pumpkin seeds, fresh fruit – whatever is easy to carry, always leave the house armed with healthy backups
*lunch and work break meals should always be brought from home – eating out is a sure fire way to fall into old routines
Do you really know what you are eating?
*if you really knew what was in chicken nuggets, you would never eat them again! *educate yourself on nutritional value of foods – the more we know exactly what is in our foods and the impact on our health, the more readily we will choose the healthy alternatives and have more discipline to pass on the processed, chemical-laiden products
*explore the bounty of healthy super foods that seem foreign (powdered greens, sea weed, obscure vegetables, sprouted foods, ancient grains) – you may have some hit and misses with trying recipes, but this is the fun part of the adventure
But it feels like SACRIFICING!
*getting rid of our fatty, salty or sugary treats all of a sudden can feel painful and like breaking an addiction – block these cravings by finding healthy foods that you truly feel act as a treat and a reward for...
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