At LD Nutrition we believe everyone should be able to feel the benefits of healthy eating, and that meal prep isn’t just something for gym-goers and elite athletes. To give you plenty of inspiration to get started, we’ve put together 7 small changes that will make all the difference. They are simple, quick, and easy to put into practice, and before you know it the results will speak for themselves. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know.
Using a Journal is a Great Source of Motivation
Taking the first step is exciting, but after that, it can sometimes be hard to keep up the momentum. We’ve worked with people from all walks of life right across Yorkshire, and what all of our success stories have in common is motivation. Starting a healthy eating journal is a great way to feel invested in what you’re doing, and it helps you come up with new ideas along the way. It’s all about finding the right balance between inspiration and holding yourself accountable so that you feel energised the moment you get out of bed.
Hydration is Key All Day Long
Eating healthy is one thing, but without hydration, it won’t work. Dehydration can impact your mood and motivation, and make it more difficult to stay on track. The secret is to take a bottle of water with you wherever you go. By getting into a regular habit of sipping, you’ll never feel thirsty again. Ideal for staying at the top of your game.
Healthy Snacking is the Ideal Way to Refuel
Sugary snacks may give a sweet kick for a moment, but they come with the inevitable sugar crash that follows. Nuts, seeds, and berries make for great healthy alternatives you can take with you when you’re on the move. They’ll be rich in so many of the things your body needs, and they taste great too.
A Positive Mindset Creates Positive Results
The work we’re doing here at LD Nutrition isn’t just about the body, it’s also about the mind. Healthy eating puts you in a great place mentally, and one which makes it increasingly easy for you to make healthy choices. Daily positive affirmations are a good way to build your positivity as you work on the mental side of things. When you have a day that feels like a bit of struggle, take time to reflect on the progress you’ve already made. It’ll give you the spark you need to keep going so that you don’t lose momentum.
Goal Setting Lets You See the Big Picture
Setting goals is the way to go if you want to achieve something big. Break them down into short and medium-term milestones so you can tick off achievements week after week. It’ll be a great way to track your progress, and it’ll also give you a sense of achievement. Just what you need to keep going as you build the healthy lifestyle you’ve always aspired to.
A Vision Board Will Show You Where You Want to Get to
Vision boards are a great way to really bring your goal setting to life. By seeing images of what you want to achieve before you start, you’ll be able to remind yourself why you’re putting in the hard work. Changes don’t happen overnight, and by seeing a constant reminder you’ll be able to motivate yourself to keep pushing. It’s all about giving yourself something to focus on which will give you the belief to make it happen.
Mastering the Evening Routine Makes All the Difference
Last but not least, don’t forget the importance of the evening routine. For healthy eating to become a way of life it needs to become part of your daily routine. When you wake up tired and are faced with a long commute it can dampen your mood, and you’ll be less likely to make good eating choices. That’s why getting everything in order the night before is the way to go. As you as heating up your LD Nutrition prepped dinner, decide what you want to eat tomorrow and get it out of the freezer and into the fridge, so you can put your feet up and relax afterwards. If you do it every day for a week, it'll become a habit before you know it, and you’ll be eating healthily on autopilot.
We believe healthy eating is something everyone can make work for them, and that it’s all about making small changes. Mastering those little daily habits will allow you to see incredible results in the weeks and months ahead. Simply by working on the 7 small changes above, you’ll be able to embrace a healthy new way of life in no time at all.