Healthy Nutrition Habits
Too often people use excuses to justify bad eating habits. In addition, extreme dieting during the week and extreme cheat meals on the weekends will produce no results.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying your favorite guilty pleasure snack or meal. However, it is important that these snacks and meals are within your caloric goals.
Food is fuel for performance. Your body is a machine and healthy food is needed for it to function properly. If you are struggling with your nutrition, start with setting 1 small nutrition habit at a time. Once you master that nutrition habit, add a new nutrition habit. Setting positive nutrition habits is a process. You do not need to change everything all at one.
Here are a few healthy nutrition habits that would be great to incorporate.
- Eating a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats.
- Choosing foods that are minimally processed and free of added sugars and unhealthy fats.
- Eating in moderation and avoiding overeating.
- Staying hydrated by drinking enough water and limiting sugary drinks.
- Paying attention to your hunger and fullness cues.
- Eating at regular intervals and not skipping meals.
- Meal prepping and planning ahead can help you make healthier choices.
- Being mindful of your eating habits and avoiding distractions while eating.
- Taking time to savor and enjoy your food.
- Being open to new foods, experimenting and trying new things.
- Educating yourself about healthy eating and staying informed about new nutrition research.
What is your biggest struggle with nutrition? Feel free to reach out if you need help with setting healthy nutrition habits. Results are motivating. Small slow changes add up to big changes. Big changes lead to big results.
Keep training hard. You have what it takes to reach your fitness goals.
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