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July 17, 2013
Top 5 Solutions to Nutrition Challenges

Making healthy changes to your meal plan includes one key word that can prove to be very difficult: "change." Here are a few challenges you may be presented with in effectively making healthy changes, and ideas for how to work around them:

“I don’t have time to meal track”

  • Try planning the next day’s meals by inputting foods the night before
  • Write down what you eat on paper, then enter it in the tracker when you get home 

“I don’t have time to make dinner”

  • Experiment with semi-homemade meals. Trader Joe’s and other stores carry foods that have been washed, cut and seasoned already- so all you have to do is cook and eat!
  • Make foods such as casseroles or soups in bulk, then freeze for later 

“I’m too busy to eat lunch”

  • Eating a mid-day meal is a priority. But it can be tricky when you’re busy or rushed. If you need a reminder, set an alarm on your computer, watch or phone.
  • If you are pressed for time, make a food that is ready to eat such as a sandwich, salad or wrap 

“I’m not at home to eat snacks”

  • In the car or at work? Stash protein bars, baggies of walnuts or almonds or turkey jerky for an emergency protein-filled snack to keep you full and satisfied

 "I don’t like water”

  • Staying hydrated is very important for your workouts, satiety and proper function of your body and its cellular processes
  • Try decaffeinated, unsweetened iced or hot teas
  • Try sparkling water with ice and a splash of lime or lemon
  • Try it iced: keeping your water bottle in the freezer the night before can give you fresh, cold water all day
    long

 Remember, when you are faced with a challenge it is up to you to decide how to best face it! Try these ideas to see if they help. And remember, you can always utilize your other resources: friends, family, your trainer, your dietitian or workout buddy for other great tips and ideas.

Written by Erika Brown

 
 

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