I’m a mom, a business owner, and expecting another baby – not to mention undergoing a big home renovation. The decision fatigue is REAL! And I know the same is true for many of the busy women reading this. I want to share with you some of the things I do on a daily basis to simplify my nutrition and help me save time and mental energy that I can put toward the things I really care about, like reading and spending time with Mia.
A lot of the women I work with are active, and looking to eat in a way that supports their workouts and their goals. It can often feel easier to bust out a workout in an hour or less than to pay attention to what you’re eating ALL DAY.
I hope that these six habits will help you to provide some structure for your nutrition without feeling too rigid or requiring you to think too much about what you are eating. You don’t need brand new strategies or complicated recipes to make nutrition and fitness fit into your life.
You don’t need brand new strategies or complicated recipes to make nutrition and fitness fit seamlessly into your life.
1. I use daily definites
Daily definites are simple things that are your non-negotiables for every day. My personal two nutrition-related daily definites are drinking a ton of water before coffee and having one #veggievolume meal. These might not be exactly what you need, and that’s the point! Choose two to three things that will make YOU feel like yourself every day, and focus on those.
2. I #GoPro
That means I focus on PROtein and PROduce when I can. This doesn’t mean I do it perfectly all the time, or that I only eat protein and produce. But if I’m at a barbeque or potluck, I try to take a quick scan of my plate and see if I should grab some extra protein and produce to round out my meal.
3. I don’t eat at a specific time of day
This is something I see often with women who are just starting to move away from diet culture ideas and have an #EmpoweredEating mindset. Just because Instagram coaches tell you that you should eat breakfast first thing when you wake up, or your family always sat down for dinner at exactly 6:00 pm, that doesn’t need to be how YOU fuel your body! Instead, I encourage you to focus on your hunger cues. I work with my clients to slow down and recognize hunger cues, and these can change day to day! Eating in line with when I’m hungry is one of my favorite nutrition hacks!
If you are an active woman who wants to reinvigorate and automate your eating habits so that you can increase your energy and feel your best for all the other demands on your daily life – without overhauling everything – my revamped Ambition Nutrition program is currently open for applications and could be a great fit! Apply right here.
Let me know in the comments which of these six habits resonated most with you and which you’d like to try. And if you do feel inspired, I recommend choosing ONE habit to focus on for the next week or two, rather than overdoing it and aiming for all six!