My Best 10 Nutrition Tips for a successful FIT life!
I have one very important question for you – ARE YOU EDGE BIKINI READY?!
I know that there’s absolutely no better feeling than strutting your stuff on the beach, turning heads with a sculpted, toned, and tight physique. I definitely want you to experience this feeling for yourself if you haven’t already, so this 10-day nutrition Tips guide is going to provide you with some of my favorite tips and tricks for looking absolutely fantastic. And if you already have a rockin’ bod, this guide can help you take that physique to the next level! Either way, you’ll be prepped and ready to show off your hard efforts in the tiniest, sexiest bikini around!
NUTRITION TIP #1: Make sure you’re drinking 80-120oz of water every day. Consistent hydration is the key to feeling full and resisting the urge to snack, reducing bloat, as well as feeling energized and awake throughout your day! Get creative and add a little flavor whenever you can without adding needless calories. Citrus wedges, mint and cucumber, or even muddled berries take the humdrum out of that agua!
NUTRITION TIP #2: Keep track of your sodium intake! The RDA (Recommended Dietary Intake) for sodium in adults is no more than 2,300mg per day. Now go and check out that “healthy” can of soup you just ate and see how much sodium you consumed! Or how about the sodium levels in the rack of condiments in your refrigerator?! Just remember, more sodium requires even better hydration, so if the meal is salty, make sure you’re drinking your water plus a little extra!
NUTRITION TIP #3: Certain dietary fats are absolutely good for you, and beneficial to a bikini body nutrition and exercise regimen. Avocados, coconut oil, olive oil, unsalted nuts like almonds and cashews, and wild salmon are all some of our top choices. Fats not only help you feel satiated and full, they transport certain fat-soluble nutrients (i.e. Vitamin D) throughout the body, and serve to lubricate joints and cushion organs.
NUTRITION TIP #4: Keep eating carbohydrates – they are your primary source of fuel! Just focus primarily on complex carbohydrates filled with fiber. Fiber is your internal vacuum cleaner – it helps everything run smoothly and keeps your insides clean and healthy. Great examples are quinoa, brown rice, black beans, barley, and garbanzo beans.
NUTRITION TIP #5: Just like mom always said, “Eat your vegetables!” Imagine if you just simply doubled the vegetables you currently eat each day – you’ll be doubling the fiber you get from those vegetables, the nutrients and vitamins you get from those vegetables, and all of the other additional benefits! You’ll be full on broccoli instead of craving potato chips. Bikini bodies definitely eat their vegetables!
NUTRITION TIP #6: Focus on the super fresh and try to minimize processed foods. This means eliminating pre-packaged foods (i.e. breads, pastries, frozen meals, canned soups) as much as possible, and instead including fresh fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and lean proteins. Fast and easy food is just that – fast and easy. Often that processed food has no real nutritional value for you, so stick to the foods that do!
NUTRITION TIP #7: Keep a food diary leading up to beginning a new nutrition and/or workout regimen so that you have a better idea of what and how much you’re actually eating. You can’t make positive changes without knowing what areas actually need to be changed. And if you can, continue to maintain your food journal as you work to change your physique; it will help you create a sense of personal accountability.
NUTRITION TIP #8: Want something healthy but don’t feel like cooking? You can cut way back on time by prepping lean proteins early in the week to be used in your meals. For example, you can grill or broil chicken and turkey breasts, or you can cook ground turkey or beef. Store your cooked proteins in airtight containers in your refrigerator, and use as needed.
NUTRITION TIP #9: Wherever you can, cut back on processed sugars. Sugar is addictive – the more you have, the more you want. And you might notice that when you consume a lot of sugar on a regular basis, your taste buds are much less sensitive to sweetness. Try eliminating processed sugars for 1-2 weeks, and you’ll find that you don’t crave them as much, and you’ll avoid those big energy highs and lows that can wreak havoc on anyone’s nutrition plan.
NUTRITION TIP #10: Get spicy! Instead of picking up the salt shaker or using processed condiments, look to natural herbs and spices to provide flavor on your food. Whether it’s some red pepper flakes, a little cayenne pepper, or some green herbs out of the garden – take some time to smell, taste, and utilize the wonderful options right in your own home!
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