5 Nutrition Hacks to Help You Succeed in 2018!
1. Cook once, eat twice or MORE!
Food prep. This simple action will shake the weight off and keep it off, but it needs practice. The more conscious you are of planning out your meals for the week the easier it is to stay fit and clear-headed. When we don’t prep we are much more likely to reach for that sugar-loaded snack or panic eat if we go too long between meals.
2. Stick to the perimeter and farmers markets
A rule of thumb when hitting the grocery store is to always stick to the perimeter. The foods that aren’t packaged usually live here, like fresh fruits and vegetables. If you like to eat good, clean meats make sure to investigate where these meats come from. Are they free range, grass fed, antibiotic free? The farmers market is a great place to get your produce. A trip to your local farmer’s market can be a really fun weekend outing and it means you get to enjoy beautifully sourced foods from your own local community.
3. Get Techy - there are a plethora of great apps out there to guide our nutritional needs: Our favorites right now…
FitNation: We love this app as it offers meal plans, daily workouts and exercises. You can even customize based on your fitness level! http://www.fitnation-app.com/
Yoga Wake Up: Studies show that not getting a good night sleep can directly affect your eating habits. Yoga Wake Up wakes you up to the sounds of yoga and meditation. It delivers yoga audio sequences you can do from bed for an easier transition from dreamland into a beautifully productive day. With Yoga Wake Up you can start your day with a variety of yoga routines from the world's top yoga instructors and wellness warriors. https://www.yogawakeup.com/
4. Be a label detective!
READ! If you can read this, you are already a label detective!
If there are more than 5 ingredients, chances are that you should probably put the box back on the shelf.
If you can’t pronounce those ingredients, put it back on the shelf.
The more beautiful fruits, veggies, whole grains and clean protein that we put into our bodies the healthier and happier we are going to look and feel. So skip the packaged goods and fill your plate with all the colors of the rainbow instead!
5. Cook foods at home!
Not a chef? No worries, we've got you covered. Check out our detox menu that has 21 easy and delicious recipes to incorporate in your cooking roster for 2018!
Another route might be a home delivery services that can send you everything you need to cook your own healthy meals at home. Services like these allow you to think outside of your comfort zone and play around with new meal ideas to add to your roster of delicious eats. Cooking at home ensures that you have full control over the foods that you use to nourish your body. Not only does cooking at home offer you the best your body can get, cooking is also like meditation once you get in the groove. On that note, be sure you cook to your favorite music so you can really be in the groove!
Blue Apron www.blueapron.com
Hello Fresh www.hellofresh.com
Martha & Marley Spoon www.marleyspoon.com
Fresh City Farms www.freshcityfarms.com