There are some essential rules or guidelines that I feel people must follow in order to be successful with their diets or nutritional habits. One is to have a small feeding every 3-4 hours. Another is to be taking in protein with each feeding. But there’s one that I feel is more important than the rest: be prepared.
If you do not know or have an idea what your next meal or feeding is going to be, your diet is doomed to fail. If you don’t have the foods that make up a good nutritional plan, you’re doomed to fail. If you’re running to the vending machine or always searching for the next meal, you’re doomed to fail. It’s the same idea as going to the gym to workout. If you have no plan or training program, what kind of results do you think you’re going to get? Not optimal, right?.
So how do you prepare to eat right? Here are some tips that may help you out:
- Being prepared starts with your shopping list. If you’re not shopping for good foods, you can not possibly eat good foods a majority of the time.
- Plan out you’re meals in advance. Know or visualize what you’re going to have for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all the meals in between. Sunday night is a good night to do this.
- Stop relying on fast foods or munchies. Having a takeout meal here or there isn’t bad, but you’re better off preparing your own meals.