Keys to Success for Eating Healthy
- Drink at least 32Fl oz. of water a day. The more water you drink the less is retained in your body. HYDRATE! The more water you drink the less likely you will drink unhealthy beverages.
- Eat every 3-4 hours, 5 to 7 small meals throughout the day. Eating more frequently during the day does a couple of things. One, is that you do not burn muscle mass, you feed it with a smaller portion without excess in calories which spill over into fat storage. Two, it prevents you from over eating for your next meal. Eating when your not hungry is the key!
- Weigh and measure all food and beverages. This will insure you that the amount of calories is accurate. By doing this over a period of time you will be able to estimate the portion sizes when you’re away from home.
- Keep a food journal and be accountable to someone. If you write down all you eat and drink, it gives you an awareness of your total caloric consumption. It also keeps you accountable to junk foods that do not belong. If you are truthful with this habit, you are less likely to eat foods that take you further away from your goal.
- Go grocery shopping with who’s in charge of household food items. Take charge and make better selections for you and your family. Educate them with what you now know. I would hope you would get the support you need in choosing a healthier way of eating.
- Have a short term and long term goal. Eat for a purpose! Food is meant to fuel your body. Know how many calories you should be consuming, based on body fat %, and body type. Anything else is just a guessing game. Have a plan on reaching your goal and put it into action. A short-term goal is something obtainable in 4 to 6 weeks, long term is right before camp. Take small steps first. Sometimes an end goal is to far for your mind to grasp.
- Be consistent, disciplined, and never quit! This is a meal to meal, day to day battle. Win more than you lose. Remain focused on your goals and plan your meals the day before. This is a roadmap to success and I am challenging you to follow it. The choice is yours to take this knowledge and put into action!