Daily Dose of Coach #253: 20 Random Nutrition Tips

I have put together a list of 20 of random nutrition tips I've learned or written about over the past couple of years.

  1. Drink 16 ounces of water as soon as you wake up
  2. Keep these six snacks handy
  3. If you are traveling or going on vacation, use this
  4. Check out my friend and client's blog for fantastic recipes at Aggie's Kitchen
  5. If you want to be rich, eat healthily. Check out my blog post on habits of the rich and poor.
  6. If you seriously want to lose or gain weight, track your food daily on something like myfitnesspal.
  7. It takes 12 committed weeks to see real results. Don't quit too early.
  8. Drink 16 ounces of water before every meal
  9. Four supplements to take: A Protein Supplement, a Green Food Supplement, fish oil and a multi-vitamin.
  10. If you drink wine, here's 16 wines that are under 120 calories per serving
  11. Things you can live without and feel much better: processed sugar, most bread, soda and any carb that comes in a cardboard box.
  12. If you feel hungry, you may just be dehydrated. Before you eat, drink a glass of water, wait 20 minutes and see if you're still hungry.
  13. Add Chia Seeds to your smoothies or oatmeal. Here's why.
  14. To improve your nutrition right away, get rid of that one thing you know shouldn't be in your diet, modify one thing, and drink more water.
  15. Always follow a lousy meal (you know what that is) with a healthy meal.
  16. Eat slow and only until you're satisfied. You don't have to clean your plate.
  17. If you want a six pack do this.
  18. Use your hand for portion sizes instead of counting calories (palm = protein portion, fist = veggie portion, cupped hand = carb portion, thumb = fat portion)
  19. To make lasting progress, commit to one or two good nutrition habits per month. Don't move on to the next until you've mastered the first two. For example: Drink 16oz of water before each meal and eat a breakfast shake.
  20. Download the Kitchen Rescue Pak for how to create the perfect meal, master meal prep, and the super shake guide

Hope you found some of these useful and as good reminders. And, as always, if you're interested in taking the next step and being one of my full-time nutrition clients, email me back or get more information here.