Experiment to find out how often you need to eat in order to balance your hunger, energy and cravings. If you have no idea where to begin, six meals per day is a good place to start. If I’m out of the house for 6 hours I bring 3 meals with me. I know, that might sounds nuts, but this girl gets hangry! So what if your boyfriend eats three meals per day and refuses to snack in between meals? He is not you. Let your own body tell you when you are hungry and respond only to it.
“So what do YOU eat, Robin?”
Continue reading Nutrition Tip #6: Plan meals and include room for flexibility
I saw About Time on one of the many flights (I had 17 hours to kill) during my spring break journey to Peru and Machu Picchu City. What a heartwarming, good for the soul message it portrays. Tim can travel back in time and change life events. He learns a secret to happiness from his dad, a fellow time-traveler. The quote must be read in a British accent with a half-smile:
Continue reading About Time made me cry
Nutrition Tip #5: Supplements: BCAAs, Greens Powder, Protein Powder
Check out my favorite supplements to use along with (as opposed to instead of) a healthy nutrition program:
Continue reading What about supplements, bro?
Nutrition tip #4: Eat whole, unprocessed food as much as possible
Eating mainly whole foods sensitizes the palette and make us crave the good-for-us stuff, eventually snowballing into a perfect-for-you nutrition program.
Continue reading I will crave kale, what?
In bed? Sure, but also in the kitchen…
Nutrition tip #3: Spice things up — add a variety of spices and homemade sauces
Protein and vegetables again, you say? Even though eating meat and veggies at every meal makes my body feel so good, it can totally get old. Adding sauces and spices to our food will ensure that our brains and palettes will not get bored. I’ll typically make a batch of sauce at the beginning of the week and use the same one for many different meals. For chicken, eggs, salad, veggies, rice, etc. Then I make sure to choose a different sauce the following week. Here are some ideas:
Continue reading Spice things up and get saucy
Nutrition Tip #2: Eat vegetables at breakfast (“you eat broccoli for breakfast?!?”) and throughout the day.
My family spent Christmas 2014 at a villa on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The house was fantastic. We cooked our own breakfast each day since the house had a fabulous full kitchen. My breakfast consisted of a protein shake (or eggs) and always a big bowl of steamed broccoli. My mom was shocked, “You eat broccoli… for breakfast?!?” but then intrigued “Hey, I’m gonna try that!”, and finally converted “It’s delicious! And satisfying!”.
Continue reading You Eat Broccoli for Breakfast?!?
Nutrition Tip #1: Drink a full glass of water as soon as you can in the morning and hydrate throughout the day.
Our bodies can often mistake thirst for hunger — we think we’re hungry but really we are just dehydrated. Stay hydrated! Here’s how:
Continue reading Operation Hydration
- Drink a full glass of water as soon as you can in the morning and hydrate throughout the day
- Eat vegetables at breakfast (“you each broccoli for breakfast?!?”) and throughout the day
- Spice things up — add a variety of spices and homemade sauces to food
- Eat whole, unprocessed food as much as possible
- Supplements: BCAAs, Greens Powder, Protein Powder
- Plan your meals and include room for flexibility
- Limit your trigger foods and identify your buffer foods
- Practice Intuitive Eating and mindfulness; Monitor hunger, energy and cravings
- Exercise efficiently; Take rest days; Stop sitting so much, Stretch and mobilize joints daily
- Sleep enough for your body and eliminate superfluous stressors
Stay tuned for detailed info on each tip in separate posts:)