5 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF A HEALTY MEAL PLAN

There are 5 simple elements that need to be achieved in order to succeed with your healthy diet. We all have our ups and downs, but in the end if you master these five you’ll be on your way to success!

Commitment – Going through the motions everyday is not the same as truly committing and believe that what you are doing will work. Every little bit adds up and you must commit your body and your mind in order to reach your goals. Successful people have a positive committed attitude and simply “know” they WILL succeed!

Routine -Routines can be flexible, but successful people have routines and they stick with them. For some people getting up at the same time and following a daily schedule is great. For others, flexibility is essential.  Depending on your job, family, etc, your routine may change day to day, but it’s important to set that schedule ahead of time and stick to the daily routine.

Preparation – If you fail to plan, you plan to fail! Not having your food prepared ahead of time will set you up for failure. Have healthy snacks with you at all times to avoid getting to the point of “I’ll eat anything”. This will make it much easier to skip the fast food and save you from eating foods that will sabotage your efforts. You’ll also want to have healthy foods prepared at home so you can snack on something nutritious instead of grabbing the bag of chips as you walk in the door

Supplement– In a perfect world we’d get everything we need from our food and have all the time in the world to prepare perfectly balanced meals and snacks. However, that isn’t always the case and supplementing is incredibly important. Be sure to prioritize this in order to reach your goals so you can feel, and look, your best. Not sure where to start? Here’s a look at the supplements I recommend.

Balance-Finding balance is important. Eating healthy doesn’t mean never having special treats. Aim to eat 80% clean, 100% of the time! Don’t let guilt get the best of you and send you off the deep end. Work hard, eat healthy, and enjoy a worth-while special meal or treat every now and again. (Notice I say “worth-while”! If it’s not the best guilty pleasure ever, don’t eat it!)

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