Congratulations! You made it through the PSF Spring Challenge. Please, take a moment, pat yourself on the back and chug a big glass of H2O! You should be proud! So now it’s time we set you free. Don’t be scared, we’ve got some tips to keep you going from now until the next challenge.
Graduate “To Do” List:
- Cram in more veggies! If you’ve learned anything these past few weeks, I hope it’s that you should be eating more vegetables. You’re mama wasn’t wrong when she said those exact words to you years ago. So, honor your mama and eat more. Do it for her and do it for you! Because vegetables are pure magic. Full of nutrients that help your body run at it’s best. There’s a reason EVERY SINGLE health professional recommends them!
- Focus on balance. Sure, it’s easier to eat the same thing every day, but that’s not what your body wants or needs. If you eat the same thing, you’ll be missing out on nutrients in the foods you aren’t eating. Instead, make it a goal to get some variety in your meals. Maybe it’s switching out your carrots for bell peppers. Or trying some cottage cheese instead of that yogurt cup. Just switch it up.
- Write it down. If all else fails and you’re feeling overwhelmed, sometimes writing down what you’re eating can help. And don’t just write down the food you eat, write down when you eat it and how you felt before and after you ate it. This provides incredible insight to your eating patterns and can help you make adjustments. And remember, this tool is for YOU. No judgement. Honesty is the only way you can make positive changes to move you forward towards better health.
- Eat food, the real stuff. Stop thinking a bar or protein beverage is the solution. It’s not. It sure is convenient and awesome when you’re crunched for time, but don’t let it be your crutch. Food, in it’s most whole form, is always best. Remember, it’s not hard to swipe and apple with some peanut butter, right?
- Keep on Menu planning! That’s right. Like we’ve talked about already, meal planning is where it’s at. We’re not saying you need to plan every single meal. Simply, take some time to figure out what you’d like to have stocked in your fridge and pantry to eat during the week. This simple task will help save you money and ensure you’re getting the nourishing foods your body needs. Use our Meal Planning Tool help you!