March 29, 2022
It’s Spring and it’s time to take control of your nutrition. As we round out the first 3 months of 2022, chances are you’re in one of 3 buckets right now:
- I didn’t stick with my New Year’s Resolutions, I need help with my nutrition.
- I’m rocking my New Year’s Resolutions
- I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions but my nutrition definitely needs a tune-up.
Spring is a great time to start taking control of your nutrition. The weather is changing, more energy is coming in, and produce prices are dipping.
It’s time to build Nutrition Confidence.
We aren’t talking about trends such as “hot girl summer” or “eat well now for your summer body.” If you want to follow through on those, I have no problem with that. When we talk nutrition around here, our main goal is the best version of ourselves.
As you’re getting ready for summer obligations outside parties, graduation parties, whatever you have going on. I want you to have the best energy going into it and that all starts with the food on your plate.
Let’s talk about 4 ways to gain control of your nutrition this Spring.
Get The Grill Out
The number one way is honestly my favorite way. It’s not life-changing, it’s actually pretty basic… get the grill out.
There’s more than just grilling hamburgers or chicken. Vegetables are just as good, if not better on the grill depending on how you cook them normally.
One of the number one ways to take control of your health and nutrition is cooking instead of eating out, the grill counts as cooking as simply an extension of your kitchen!
Look For In-Season Produce
These days, groceries seem to get more and more expensive. One of the number one reasons people aren’t willing to take control of their nutrition is due to the cost of produce.
Instead of avoiding the produce section altogether due to the cost, check for the in-season produce before you go to the grocery store.
The produce that is currently in season will be much friendlier to your budget and give you reasons to try out something new.
For example, currently in April in-season produces are:
- Citrus fruit (grapefruits, lemons, and oranges)
While it might not be in-season in your area, chances are it can be imported if it is in-season somewhere else.
For example, it is not strawberry picking weather in the midwest but it is down south. The cost of strawberries in the midwest will continue to decrease as the next few months go on.
If you don’t know how to cook or what to cook with a certain vegetable, the queen of recipes, Pinterest, will be your best friend.
While it’s technically not nutrition-based, it will help your nutrition in the long run… get outside.
Vitamin D is key to your health. In a non-woo way, this is why being outside and in springtime gives you energy…the vitamin D from the sun.
We’ve got more sunlight coming in throughout the day now, so getting outside spending time in the fresh air in the sun is going to give you more energy.
More energy means you can cook more. In addition, more energy means you’re going to make better decisions surrounding your nutrition.
Once you get outside, try and move your body a little bit. Whether it’s going for a 15 minute walk or doing your favorite type of exercise outside… finding a way to move your body for 15 to 30 minutes a day, outside is going to give you the burst of energy needed to tackle your health but more specifically your nutrition.
Research suggests that when you have accountability for a health or fitness goal you are more likely to hit it.
Find somebody to do this with you and find somebody to go for that walk every day.
Or find somebody that you can trade Pinterest recipes with, or find somebody that you can bounce ideas off of somebody you can text and say, I really hope to get out of bed today.
Who is that accountability? It can be anybody willing to commit to this journey with you.
- It can be your partner
- It can be your best friend
- It can be a family member
- It can be a nutrition coach
- It can be a health coach
Find your accountability.
Four ways to take control of your nutrition this spring:
- Get the grill out, start cooking outside.
- Look for in season-produce.
- Get outside and get that Vitamin D.
- Find accountability.