Oct. 4, 2011
Boot Camp Overland Park – The Keys to Successful Nutrition
Successful Nutrition 101
1. Have a Plan
I cannot emphasize enough how important having a plan is. This goes for anything in life really. If you want to be successful, you MUST have a plan.
A great example I always give clients is a map. If you want to get from Kansas to New York, are you going to wing it? I sure hope not!
It’s like your colllege advisor at school. What would happen if you just showed up each semester and took whatever classes you felt like taking? Oh, what a mess.
This being said, I must say I’m a little OCD. I MUST have my ducks in a row or it eats at me until its right.
So, back to the plan.
Every night before I go to bed I plan out my meals for the next day. And really, my planning usually starts on the weekends. I cook all of my food for the week so its ready to go. I cook chicken and fish, prepare my fruits and veggies, and make sure I have all of my whole grains ready to go for the week.
It never fails – if I don’t plan, my nutrition is off.
2. Know your Macronutrients – Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fats.
Protein – Lean meats, egg whites, and protein supplements. (I personnally prefer chicken breast and egg whites)
Carbohydates – Whole grains, fruits, and veggies (I prefer oatmeal, brown rice, berries, and greens)
Fats – Healthy Fats (I prefer raw almonds)
3. Eat to Survive, Not for Pleasure
This is where America is going wrong in the obesity epidemic. Americans see food as a sense of pleasure, when really it is a way of survival. We should eat for our health, mental and physical. Don’t get me wrong…I enjoy sweets, but in moderation. I generally allow one day to indulge a little and then I’m back on the wagon.