What you KNOW about healthy eating is meaningless.
UNLESS, you put that knowledge into practice.
Knowledge is not power….but it IS potential power.
The key is to take action and put your knowledge to use.
Spending hours researching the difference between Paleo & Keto & Vegan & Whole 30 and Intermittent Fasting is just going to confuse & frustrate you.
the truth is that every diet approach has pros & cons.
And the biggest con for most of them is that they’re extremely difficult to stick to for more than a few weeks or maybe a few months.
rather than running around in circles chasing the latest diet fads, what if you just got back to basics and decided to take CONSISTENT ACTION?
What do we really know about good nutrition that can’t be disputed?
Your body need protein, carbs & fat.
The more whole foods (veggies, fruit, nuts, legumes, whole grains, lean protein) you consume, the more nutrients you’ll get.
The less refined sugar & processed foods in your diet, the healthier you’ll be.
When you plan out your meals & snacks, and you know in advance what you’ll be eating, you’re more likely to stay consistent with healthy choices.
How do you take consistent action?
Small steps will get you there, as long as you keep going. If you take one step and then sit down for a week, you’ll never get anywhere. But if you take step after step after step, you will get to your destination!
Level 1 - Simple Step:
Write down what you will eat at your next meal.
Level 2 - Intermediate Step:
Write down what you will eat for all your meals tomorrow.
Level 3 - Advanced Step:
Write down all your meals for the next week.
Start with the level that is most do-able for you. Don’t get overwhelmed or try to take on too much. Stick with level 1 as long as you need to. Whenever you’re ready, advance to level 2.
Include foods you know you enjoy. If you don’t enjoy it, you won’t eat it and you’ll be tempted to go off plan.
Choose quick & easy recipes. If your meals take too long to prepare, you won’t stick with it. For a variety of quick & simple Trader Joe’s recipes, click here.
If you feel stuck or are having a hard time creating or following your plan, reach out to us in our free Facebook group: Healthy Eating at Trader Joe’s with AAY!