In fitness, there are a lot of fads, new trends, and distractions from the basics.
Nutrition is no different.
If we visualize nutrition as a pyramid. The bottom tier would be consistently eating the right amount of food. Above that would be the type of food you eat, then other factors like timing, and dietary techniques.
To be consistent with getting the right amount of food, you need to do 2 things (maybe 3).
1. Track what you eat.
(I mean everything) for at least a solid week. This will help you see where your calories are coming from. “I had no idea I was going over in fat by eating 3 avocados a day!”
Bonus points: Track your food each day as part of you’re routine past your first week. I do this as much as possible because it increases adherence by 71% (or some other percentage I made up). Really though, tracking more likely to stay “on track”. arfarfarf, I’m hilarious.
2. Stay Prepared.
- Some people like to meal prep. I used to do a Sunday ritual where I would block off 3 hours and go shopping, cook food, put it in containers and have it ready for the week. Tip for success, plan it early in the week and let your family know so you can minimize “things coming up” ..then you may miss the ritual (not a bad movie) and your entire week suffers.
- Use a food-prep service. I no longer food-prep. I decided that I would rather spend those 3 hours either relaxing, traveling, working on my gym, or doing virtually anything besides cooking. I decided It was more worthwhile to allow a professional service to make my food.
Who I use: Trifecta Nutrition
What I used to spend on food vs what I pay now: Nearly the exact same.
What I get:
- 15 meals (2 per day, then I have 2 rx bars and a Driven post wod shake)
- Consistency I pick what I want to eat, and I get it every Friday without fail.
- My time back.
Both approaches to being prepared work. Both are realistic and affordable. If you want more help getting consistent. Book an inbody scan with me here.
Link to Trifecta Nutrition Program I use: https://goo.gl/JLtrSx