Don’t Over Eat!

Finding the balance between hunger and fullness is a focal point in nutrition. Stop eating when you are no long hungry, not when you are completely and utterly bursting at the seams! Be mindful that every time you eat those extra bites, they are not going to make you feel any better. They will probably make you feel a little sick.

Find your inner caveman.
Food is energy and fuel for your body. Nothing more, nothing less. Have a good think about your food before you eat. This will help you focus on eating enough to keep you moving, and choosing foods that will give you prolonged energy. Understand that sugar is one of the worst things for your body, it provides instant glucose to your system resulting in immediate energy. A short time afterwards, the glucose is gone and your body is back to craving cheap sources of energy, like more sugar. The end result is insulin release in response to that meal promoting fatigue and brain fogginess.

Eat from mother earth.
Focus on the things that come from the earth, not a factory. My tip… when shopping at the supermarket stay along the outside walls where you find fruits, vegetables, beans and lean sources of meat. All of these occur naturally. Keep those processed foods and sugar-packed snacks out of the trolley!

Say no to artificial sweeteners.
Avoid artificial sweeteners, these are most often consumed in diet soft-drinks and “sugar-free” products. Think of them as toxins that slow down your body’s metabolism. Drink plenty of water!

Portion Control.
Don’t eat off large plates you tend to fill up. Eat slowly, being certain to chew your food thoroughly before swallowing.

Be Patient.
Good nutrition is a marathon, not a sprint. Don’t make the mistake of trying to change everything overnight. It took your entire life to adopt your current nutrition habits, expect it to take some time to change them. After two weeks of a consistent change, you have made it a habit. Pick two or three of these tips to start. Each week review how you have done and evaluate the areas that need improvement. During this review, plan on making an additional change to your nutrition.

Eat Healthy, Live Happy, Get Fit

xo j xo