4 Daily Habits To Improve Your Eating
Habit #1: Make your first meal a good one
You can eat breakfast and be healthy, or not eat breakfast and be healthy. It really depends on you, your schedule, and your goals. One thing that is a must is making the first time you eat each day worth it. No meal is more important than then next, they are all important, but I encourage people to make their first meal a good one. Here are some examples.
- 2-4 Organic Free Range Eggs (any style)
- 1-2 Pieces Sprouted Grain Bread w/ ½ Tbsp Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1 Apple or banana
- ¾ Cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal
- ¼ Cup Walnuts or Almonds
- ¼ Cup Blueberries or Raspberries
- ¼ Cup rice, almond, or organic milk
- 1-Cup Greek Yogurt
- ¼ cup frozen fruit
- 1 oz. Almonds butter or 1 scoop Whey Protein Powder
ON THE GO OPTIONS
- RX Bars
- Perfect Bars
- Fuel For Performance Packs
- Super Shake
Habit #2: Invest in some green food
I know very few people who eat enough vegetables, me included. I constantly struggle to get enough veggies in my diet, especially the green ones. That’s why I make sure I use a whole food based green food supplement, wheat grass cube, and or a powdered green super food drink. Juice Plus is my favorite fruit and supplement available. This is the best way to make sure that your body is getting enough whole food based vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other phyonutrients that are high in antioxidants. You should make sure that the product you buy is high quality since you get what you pay for. This is the best investment for your body.
Habit #3: Fish oil, and eat Loads of healthy fats
If there is one macronutrient that I focus on getting in each day it is healthy fat. As Americans we just don’t eat enough healthy fats, and consume far too much unhealthy fats such as hydrogenated oil, and other poor quality refined oils. Every morning with my green food supplement I take either 2-4 capsules of Nordic Naturals or 1 tablespoon of orange flavored SFH fish oil. The amount of fish oil you take will depend on your needs. My recommendation is to start out with half the dose you need to take, and then work up to the full dose. In my other meals, I also try and have a serving of healthy fats. I like almonds, peanut butter, or and extra-virgin coconut oil.
Our bodies go through a lot stress throughout the day. Your body is exposed to a lot of toxins as well. Overtime that will make your body’s PH level to high and you will be more acidic. Exposing your body to acidic foods such as too much coffee, soda, and processed foods also causes your body to work harder to stay alkaline. Too much acidity in the body can lead to acid reflux, cellular damage, mineral loss, and low energy. So, each day I make sure to consume water in an environmentally safe plastic, and at night I have 10-16 ounces of mineral water. While both sources are alkaline and help rid the body of toxins, mineral water is higher in mineral content, thus more alkaline. I also consume about a gallon a day of pure water to detoxify and hydrate my body. Adjust your overall water intake for you individual needs.
Here is your daily checklist:
1. Make your first meal of the day a good one
2. 2-4 capsules or 1 tablespoons fish Oil
3. Consume a post-workout shake with protein powder and fruit
4. Keep nut butters, almonds or walnuts on hand
5. Wheatgrass cubes/ green food supplement each day
6. Whole Food Based or Green Food supplement
7. 10-16 ounces of mineral Water
There is no such thing as the perfect diet, and there is no one that is a perfect eater. If you decide to follow a checklist similar to mine, you will have much more energy, feel less guilty if you eat some bad food or don’t exercise that day, get tons of essential nutrients in, and have an increase in overall health and well being.