We all need to learn about nutrition, making sure we are getting adequate protein, healthy fats, and sufficient fiber. As much as possible we should be eating organic foods and avoiding GMO foods, additives and pesticides.
To prepare for the change – find new recepies, follow some healthy food blogger, buy healthy various groceries and have a pleasure of eating healthy tasty food.
Get rid of any tempting junk food. Make a meal plan of two or three options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack if you're accustomed to snacking. Your plate at each meal should be one-third protein, one-third vegetables, and one-third carbohydrates (whole grains and fruits). Don't buy anything at the grocery store that isn't on your plan. Prep meals once a week and reheat as needed. Allow yourself one cheat meal every week, but keep it high-carb and low fat for maximum boost to your workouts.
Ma Ly T.
Throw away sugary and sweet foods and go buy healthy foods such as apples, bananas, eggs, oats, fish and grains. Make a log and keep track of what to eat by eating more healthy. Also eat small amounts and eat 3 times a day from breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For snacks in between each meal, try eating nuts.
When you go shopping just buy fruits and veggies and look up juices recipes that are healthy, and drink it 3 times a day
Plan ahead of time. Meal prepping is a great way to ensure getting the proper amount of protein, carbs, and fats. Creating a full plan for snacks and main meals with protein, slow carb, fast carb, and healthy fats allows you to focus on your workouts and
Plan meals for the week. Stick with the shopping list. Eat out only once a week and plan that too. Purchase fresh veggies, pretzels, and granola for small snacks. Include fresh fruit. Keep the fridge and pantry organized. Make the kitchen a pleasant place to be.
After I workout, I definitely drink water and throughout the day. I sometimes have yogurt, granola and strawberries. I would have almond milk and a banana with my cereal
Tha S P.
Don’t buy the potato chips. This is kind of a “duh”, but when you’re having a craving – especially after exercise – if there is junk food around, you’ll eat it. If you don’t think that’s necessary, I commend you. Start investing more in better groceries and then setting intentions with some self-accountability, along with one day of prep, all these to ensure that you eat them. You only benefit from making time for this kind of ritual. I replaced chips with walnuts and dried fruit, pasta and cheese with quinoa and sautéed veggies, etc. No, it’s not the same at all, but I have felt better in the long run from these kinds of choices alone. Replacing all of my junky food with these new food choices makes the “job” of eating healthier an easy one and the only one. Yes, I have my cheat days, I think they are important, but instead of, say, a family-size bag of Doritos, I buy a “big grab” snack-size bag of Doritos to satiate my craving, remember to be grateful and not think about it further. And move on with my day.
Track your food your food that you eat with an app like MyFitnessPal and before you make/order a meal look it up and pay attention to the nutrients in the meal and look for options that have healthy aspects like finer, protein, healthy fats and small amounts of sugar, sodium and unhealthy fats
You can have a friend hide all your unhealthy food where it is out of your sight so you only see the fresh healthy food. Also consider not eating out!