Eat breakfast – Starts the metabolism which will allow you to burn more calories, and have increased energy.
Eat a combination of fat, protein and carbohydrate each time you eat – You will feel more satisfied, stabilize blood sugar, increase energy and get a variety of vitamins and minerals.
Drink water – Water will help you feel satisfied, rid the body of toxins, and help deliver nutrients throughout the body. Eight 8oz glasses is a good place to start.
Eat slowly – By eating slowly your body will have time to process your food and be able to signal your brain when you’re satisfied.
Avoid processed sugar – These are empty calories that lead to low energy and increased body fat. Instead try using “raw” sugar or honey.
Avoid sugar substitutes – Your body can not tell the difference between real and fake sugar. Foods that contain sugar substitutes (diet soda, etc.) have been linked to increased body fat, metabolic problems and a variety of diseases.
Eat organic whenever possible – Organic foods tend to supply more vitamins and minerals and have less “man made” properties than processed foods.
Always eat following a workout – Within 1 hour of a workout is the prime time to start the bodies healing process and to replace lost nutrients. A combination of protein and simple sugar (fruit) has been proven to be optimal for a post workout meal.
Plan ahead – You must plan for the upcoming day or week.