So now what?
You’ve decided you want this. You’re committing to eating to fuel your body. And now what? Where do you begin?
The first step is to lock in a fitness location. Join a gym. Find a place to run. Whatever your choice is: decide & have a plan. If that includes hiring a personal training, so be it. Be honest with yourself & commit to doing what it takes to reach your goals.
The next step to getting your nutrition on track is to prepare. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.
Make sure you have….
Water bottles: whether it’s one that you’ll refill throughout the day or several, know how many water bottles you need to drink each day to stay on track. A good rule of thumb is half your body weight in ounces. This is part of your meal prep. If you like lemon or lime in your water, cut them up and have them ready. And no… your morning coffee or tea doesn’t count.
Tupperware: when you start cooking your meals and packing your food you need something to put it in. Be prepared! Buy a few different sizes, microwave/dishwasher safe (if you need), lids that seal, etc.
Cooler/Lunch Bag: I say a cooler, because standard “lunch bags” won’t hold nearly enough food to get you an average day. If you can, consider storing some food items at your place of work, like raw almonds individual measured out bags, protein bars, or perhaps some protein powder.
Groceries: Go shopping! Check out my typical grocery list here.
Stock your spice cabinet: Get used to using spices and herbs to add flavor. Some good ones to start with are: black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, onion powder, garlic powder, salt-free seasoning blends, basil, paprika and cinnamon.
If you’ve already started and found an item or idea valuable to your process, LET ME KNOW! I love to share others’ tips and tricks…