Good Nutrition Habits To Implement NOW!
Yo Yo Yo!
Fab Five Eddie back again for another hot one.
Sorry. I don’t know if you ever watched the show Yo! MTV Raps! back in the early 90’s, but I was channeling my younger hip-hop loving self. There was a guy on the show who went by the name Fab Five Freddy and my name is Ed…so I went with it.
Sorry. Sometimes I’m an idiot.
Anyway, today I have a quickie nutrition tip for you.
It doesn’t really have to do with a magical food that helps you burn 50,000 fat calories in one sitting – though that would be pretty cool.
Nor does it have anything to do with any magical meal timing secret that will put your body into full blown fat burning AND muscle building mode at the same time so you can simultaneously, and instantly, lose 10 pounds of flubber and gain 10 pounds of solid muscle.
All of nutrition is habit, as is pretty much every aspect of our lives. We live by habits – some good and some bad.
Hopefully you have more good than bad. One of my bad habits is…you know what? I don’t have one bad habit. I’m full of goodness. I’m also full of something else as I’m sure I will hear pretty often for saying I have no bad habits.
Feel free to tell me so!
Back to the habits.
Simple ain’t always easy.
Here’s a quick good nutrition habit I use and you are more than welcome to steal and use for yourself.
I make sure that I get at least 1 serving of broccoli with lunch AND dinner.
Simple enough, right? It’s incredibly simple and incredibly easy to implement.
You don’t have to use broccoli, although I can’t recommend it highly enough. Broccoli is a true power food and we need more of it. You can throw in whatever your vegetable of choice is – spinach, cauliflower, etc. or even a high protein food that’s lower in calories and high in nutrition.
But that’s a habit I am developing. Sure some days I don’t get it in with both lunch and dinner, but most days I do and pretty soon it will be shoved so far down into my brain that I’ll get those feelings of guilt if I skip out on it – just like the feelings of guilt I get if I skip my morning smoothie (which is another of my diet habits).
Another one of my good nutrition habits – which hasn’t been used as often lately – is my old standby of eating pineapple chunks in the evening to curb my craving for sweets.
The plan is that if I get a craving for something sweet, which I normally do after we put Maren to bed, I must eat some chunks of pineapple and then wait a couple minutes, before I even think about reaching for something sweet and junkie.
Does it work all the time? No. Does it work most of the time? Yep and even on the times it doesn’t work, the amount of junkiness I grab is much, much smaller than I would have had I not had the pineapple.
There you have it. Two incredibly easy to implement good nutrition habits for your healthy lifestyle.
Remember what I said – ALL of nutrition is habit. If you constantly work on developing new and good habits, the bad ones won’t have a place in your life anymore.
If the good habits flourish, the weight will literally fall off and you will be amazed how quickly it happens.
So…what habits can you come up with RIGHT NOW and start implementing today?
Remember that habits are not made, nor broken, immediately. They take time. So if you decide to create a new habit and then forget for a couple days, don’t freak out. Just start up again and vow to do better. Before too long it will become second nature and you will have created a new and healthy nutrition habit and within a matter of a few weeks you’ll have more good nutrition habits than bad and the fat will drop off your stomach!
Talk to you soon!