Live For Today…Eat For Tomorrow!

August 4, 2015

The quote we usually hear is “Are you eating to live or living to eat?” I recently saw the quote “Live for Today…Eat for Tomorrow” and this really impacted me as I starting thinking about our American diets.  It seems like we live to EAT and most of our lives revolve around food and it’s a big event ALL the time.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy food too;) I think the key is finding a healthy balance with eating for fuel and eating to have a healthy tomorrow!

Do you want to know my top 3 “Musts” that I teach clients about healthy eating and how to lose weight?  You’re in luck today because I will share them with you so you can start getting results too!

1.  Eat Breakfast. Yes, eat breakfast within 30 minutes to 1 hour of getting up.  Don’t get so busy in the morning that you forget to eat.  This is quite possibly the worst meal to skip because it keeps your metabolism asleep and your body needs to be revved up first thing!  If you feel sick from eating early in the morning, your body is probably trained that way and you need to re-train it.  Start small (hard-boiled egg, cheese stick, yogurt) and keep adding each day so eventually you’re getting a solid breakfast filled with lean protein, healthy carbs and fats.

2. Eat every 2-3 hours. Small portions every couple of hours will help prevent overeating and huge meals.  It will also keep your blood sugar levels even and prevent the spikes and dips in your emotions/mental state during the day. You should try to get 5-6 small meals/snacks in each day. Set an alarm on your phone to go off every 3 hours so you are reminded to eat and drink water!

3. Eat more PROTEIN.  Most of us are low on protein every day.  Track for a day in MyFitnessPal and see how many grams you’re getting per day.  Typically my clients are getting far too many bad carbs and unhealthy fat and not nearly enough protein.  Choose lean protein and veggies for every single meal (eggs, greek yogurt, chicken, tuna, salmon, etc) so by the end of the day you’ve gotten enough protein!

Put these 3 principles into practice and you will notice a difference in how you feel immediately.  Eating clean and healthy today will ensure you have a healthier tomorrow!  Who doesn’t want a smaller waist line, more energy and more confidence?!  Live for today so you can enjoy a healthier tomorrow 🙂

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