We write about eating healthy (and how hard that actually is) on CDL Life all the time. Sometimes it takes a nutritional wizard to navigate the nooks and crannies of convenience stores for those items that won’t increase your waistline or your blood pressure. Sometimes it takes an expert like Clarissa Berres at Team Run Smart to give you a good checklist.
This week Clarissa runs down some common sense tips to get more healthy snacks into your daily routine.
What are the overall basics?
It might surprise you just how little you need to do to form a good eating habit that will stick with you.
- Know the right amount of natural foods to eat a day based on your needs – It takes into account your age, gender, and activity level to give you a personalized answer.
- Make a plan to incorporate that number into your daily diet – Make a list of the kinds of fruits and veggies you like, compare the nutrients in each, and then make a schedule.
- Do some research so you understand what actually accounts for a full serving of each fruit and veggie on your list – Sometimes one is more than one, if you know what we mean.
- Do a little searching for good ways to store the items and keep them fresh – You may need nothing more than just a good Tupperware container.