• Take note of what foods make you feel great and get rid of the ones that don’t.
  • Rehydrate-Water is best. Drink at least half your body weight in ounces daily. If this is a challenge for you, try flavoring with citrus, mint, berries or ginger. There’s also the option of edible essential oils to drop in your water (ask me for details).
  • Pre-plan your meals at least 24hrs ahead of time. This may mean taking items out of freezer ahead of time.
  • Pack enough food for the entire day. You never know what will come up! Set yourself up for eating wholefoods rather than fast food take out (you never know what’s truly in it)
  • Make time to prepare 2-4 types of protein, store chopped veggies into a container, Pre-make 1-2 salads (broccoli, beet, coleslaw, potato, greek, easy prepped leafy greens) pre-make starchy complex carbs nutrient dense vegetables- potato, yam, squash, pumpkin etc or grains Leftovers are Great!
  • Make meals for the freezer or make extra, enough for leftovers or to freeze.
  • Avoid sugar, alcohol, and caffeine. A challenge that I know you can do!
  • Pay attention to cravings. It can mean that you’re not getting enough of certain types of foods or certain nutrients.
  • Make sure you are getting enough to eat throughout the day. Skipping meals can decrease your metabolism and energy levels. It can also lead to ravenous poor food choices.
  • Pay attention to your portions. Are they right for you? Eat to satisfy, not until you’re completely full. It’s ok to leave food on your plate, pack it up for the next day.
  • Keeping a food journal helps to keep track of what works and what doesn’t. Take note of your body signals- digestive discomfort, energy levels, and mood.