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5 Easy Diet Tips to Keep You on Track

5 Easy Diet Tips to Keep You on Track

 

Doesn’t it seem like nutrition and diet can get so COMPLICATED sometimes? Shouldn’t eating right be easier than this?

 

The truth is, it does not have to be so difficult.

 

We make it complicated by thinking we need more information when you probably already know the basics.

 

Simple Nutrition Tips

 

In this article, I am going to share 5 simple nutrition tips to help you start making positive changes in your diet.

 

If you want the full approach we recommend for diet, check out our Ultimate Fat Loss Diet & Recipe Guide!

 

Here are the top 5 things you can start doing today:

 

Step 1: Palm Sized Portions

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While measuring out all your food would be great for portion control, it is just not reasonable. Luckily you have two awesome measuring tools attached to you at all times...your hands!

 

A simple way to know if you are on the right track with your meal is if you have:

 

  • At least one palm sized portion of protein

  • No more than one palm sized portion of carbs

  • 2+ palm sized portions of veggies (if this one is tough, at least stick with the first two)

 

Step 2: Water First

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This is the easiest thing you can do to improve your diet...start your day with a tall glass of water.

 

It has been AT LEAST 8 hours since your last drink of water, so it is important to re-hydrate.

 

Step 3: Have an Eating Window

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Most people do well with structure, which is why eating windows can be so great. To be fair, this does not work for everyone, but for many, having a designated start and end time to your food intake can make a big difference.

 

So, let’s say you set your eating window at 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM (I would not recommend a window any BIGGER than 12 hours). That means that you fit your meals into that window and before or after you eat nothing (and no caloric beverages either!).

 

Step 4: Plan for Emergencies

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You can really get yourself into trouble when you find yourself hungry with no good options.

That is why having a go-to protein bar, nuts and jerky, or some other snack that is easy to carry can be great for emergencies.

 

Get in the habit of taking a snack with you when you go out just in case you are out longer than expected!

 

Step 5: Small Plates

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Here’s a super simple way to trick yourself into eating less -- use a smaller plate. Your brain will feel just as full clearing a small plate as it will clearing a big plate.

 

Strange, I know, but true!

 

Taking Action

 

While these are simple steps to take, that does not mean you are going to be successful doing all of them at once. So when you first start making changes, begin with the easiest and build from there.

 

It is better to start small and succeed than go big and fail.

 

If you would like our full nutrition recommendations, download our Ultimate Fat Loss Diet & Recipe Guide today and learn about:


  • Our 7-Step Anti-Inflammatory Diet

  • How much protein you really need

  • The best foods to eat (and avoid) to lose fat

  • Specific meal plans and recipes for optimal results

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