How do you feel today? Are you energized, alert and eager to get things done? Or are you tired, sluggish and unmotivated?
Personal health and nutrition play a significant role in your ability to perform at your best. Adopting regular, healthy eating habits will also increase life expectancy and reduce your chances of getting sick.
In one of my previous podcasts, I talked about what to eat and drink to perform at your best. In this post, I’ll go over things you can do to maintain healthy eating habits.
Don’t skip breakfast
Start your day with a breakfast that includes good quality protein (don’t just grab a muffin on your way out the door). If you are in a rush, grab a protein shake that can be made in less than 1 minute. Skipping breakfast slows down your metabolism and leaves you feeling sluggish.
Schedule food prep and meal planning time
Devote a few hours a week to planning out your meals, doing the grocery shopping, and setting up your fridge for a successful week ahead. This small time investment will yield a huge return of increased productivity and energy for the week.
Plan in advance to have leftovers so that your fridge is always stocked with pre-made healthy meals. This will save you on the nights when you come home late and don’t feel like cooking or even thinking about food.
Carry water with you
You should be drinking at least half of your body weight in ounces everyday. Get in the habit of carrying a water bottle with you so that you can have something to drink at all times.
Make a schedule
If you’re prone to skipping meals, make nutrition a priority by scheduling it into your day like you would a meeting. Eating smaller portions throughout the day is much more beneficial than consuming a couple of big meals. You’re much less likely to overeat this way too.
Helen Marie Fox is a health and performance coach who has helped hundreds of individuals and groups perform at their best. Her strategic approach to goal achievement leaves people armed with the knowledge, skills and essential mindset required to create change. Read more.