Eating "within your guardrails" - eating how you want to reach your goals - more often than not, isn't always the easiest thing to do.
However, it becomes, hands down, even harder when you aren't prepared or planning.
So today, we want to share 3 habits you can do to ensure you are ready to win this week's nutrition!
1. Go to the grocery store
It sounds simple, but that isn't always the case. If you are like most, you don't LOVE heading out and about to visit your local food mart.
But... you need to have the food in your house to be prepared. So it's either "suck it up, buttercup," or utilize some of the tools at your disposal, such as online order, pickup, or delivery.
If you don't have the food in general, and more important the right foods to stay within your guardrails, you 100% won't be able to eat within them.
2. Make more than you can eat
Leftovers are a huge part of the eating well game. It's your chance to double up on the meals that help you toward your goals.
So, when possible, make a larger meal than you will need for the time being and get it into some storage containers for tomorrow or later in the week.
A little caveat here, you need to make sure not to EAT more than you need for that sitting. It's MAKE more, not eat more
3. Plan and ACCEPT a "cheat meal"
Life oftentimes doesn't allow us to 100% of the time eat with our goals in mind. It may be a known day of long meetings that will run into meal times, travel, or a social event where you don't want to worry about it.
In those cases, eating outside your guardrails is very much okay. Make these "cheats" part of the plan. Look ahead, and know when they will be, and this way, you can PLAN them into your week.
When they are part of the plan, you can come to accept them (i.e., no shame!) and then get back inside the guardrails when they are over.
Each of these 3 could realistically be implemented to impact your nutrition positively today!