Top 10 Nutrition Tips for Moms & Dads

top-10As a parent, we tend to put everyone and everything before our needs. As we do this more and more, we often forget to exercise and eat well. We are always on the go, so how could we possibly eat healthy. Here is a list of Elite Health Coaching’s Top 10 Nutrition Tips for Moms & Dads:

  1. Set the example! The healthier you eat, the healthier your kids eat.
  2. Prep healthy snacks ahead of time. This can include servings of fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, pre-portioned whole wheat crackers, etc.
  3. Meal plan. Planning out your meals for the week will help you stay on track when it comes to eating healthy. Check out this post on meal planning!
  4. Drink plenty of water. Not sure how much water to drink per day? Read this article!
  5. Avoid high fat condiments. Salad dressing can typically be high in calories and fat. Search for a healthier option or make your own dressing.
  6. Don’t drink your calories. Stay hydrated with water. If you need an added energy boost, try drinking black coffee or unsweetened green tea. These are both low in calories and provide you a natural boost of energy.
  7. Slow down and chew your food. The more thoroughly you chew your food, the better.
  8. Only eat until you are about 80% full. Don’t over eat. Pay attention to what your body is telling you and don’t over indulge. If you are going to a dinner party or a place where you feel you will over eat, try to eat just a few bits of all the things you want to try. This will ensure you don’t eat until you are ready to pop.
  9. Exercise! Exercise doesn’t need to be a solo event. Get your whole family involved with a game of soccer, tennis, basketball, or go for a hike. There are a lot of activities that you can do as a family that will be beneficial to your health.
  10. Enlist the help of a health coach if you aren’t sure where to start! Elite Health Coaching can help you and your family make healthy changes without causing distress!

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