A lot of people believe that proper nutrition can be tough but the truth is with a little bit of preparation success can happen almost automatically. Below are my favorite simple ways to prepare for success with nutrition.
- Create a Routine – They say it takes about 14 days to create a new habit and nutrition is no exception. When starting out a new nutrition routine sometimes we have a lot of motivation but after a few days the frustration of having to work for it may kick in. If we to create a routine and stick to it for 10-14 days it will become a habit and seem like a breeze! Living in alignment with our desires is a sure way to success.
- Prepare in Advance – Complementary to creating a routine is preparing your foods in advance. I like to take 1-2 days a week where I cook most of my foods for the week. With a fridge full of meals that are ready to grab and go it’s easy to stay on track and in routine. Most foods are good for 4-7 days in the fridge so put a couple of days on your routine to prep for success.
- Plan Your Victory Meals – I don’t call treat meals “cheat meals” because cheat implies you’re not supposed to have it. Instead I call them Victory Meals because if all is going to plan then you’ve earned them! Plan your victory meals in advance and spend some time putting thought into what you’re going to have. If you get cravings through the week write them down on your Victory Meal list and when the time comes go through and find which one is best for you. Having a planned Victory Meal can ease the pressure that sometimes comes from a strict routine.
Create a routine, prepare in advance and plan your victories and before you know it you’ll be sliding across the finish line realizing your goals and achieving your dreams.
By Ricky Goodall, Certified Nutrition Coach