TIMELESS NUTRITION TIPS
Nutrition tips for Staying Consistent
- Plan ahead! Know when and what you are going to eat. It may seem tough at first, but having structure will help you stick to your goals over time.
- Start with one small goal and celebrate each success. When the small step becomes a habit, build from there!
- Track your food intake using MyFitness Pal or a similar application for a short period of time. Having a visual of what you are eating can be a good motivation to stay consistent with your goals.
- Have a support system in place. Support helps with accountability and can translate into long-term success.
15 Nutrition Tips to Stay on Track!
- Invest in a reusable water bottle and fill it up at least 3-4 times a day
- Don’t graze throughout the day. Be sure to sit and have a meal, picking at food adds up.
- Divide snacks that are not already individually portioned out into single servings. For example portion out a full bag of nuts into small handfuls placed in sandwich bags.
- Use leftovers from dinner for lunch the next day.
- Have a big salad per day-you’ll pack in your fiber, vitamins, and minerals!
- If traveling, bring tuna packets to put on ready-made salads for a balanced on-the-go meal.
- Also when traveling, do an Internet search before you leave for grocery stores and restaurants in the area to get a sense of places you can eat or pick up food.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for modifications at a restaurant. You could ask for double servings of veggies, exchange a salad for fries, or ask for any added dressings or sauces on the side.
- If you are struggling with hunger, try eating a few larger meals than frequent smaller meals. Experiment with your hunger and energy levels.
- Swap out sour cream or regular cream with
nonor low-fat Greek yogurt for added protein. The creamy taste will still be there!
- Work on keeping your meals consistent, but swap out spices, herbs, condiments to change up the flavors.
- If you want to skip alcohol at an event but don’t want questions, order a soda water with lime. Ask for 1 oz. of juice for added flavor without a ton of extra calories.
- If you are someone who spends a lot of time in the car, be sure to have nonperishable snacks stored in the car. Examples include jerky, protein bars, nuts, or rice cakes.
- Try to avoid drinking your calories. The volume of food will leave you feeling more satisfied.
- Prep your food ahead of time. Roast veggies or potatoes on a large pan and divide into a few days worth of servings.