Eat Healthy


March is National Nutrition Month.
While many of us continue to work from home, some are starting to return onsite in a hybrid capacity and others remain fully onsite. Although we may find ourselves working in a variety of locations, we all need to focus on finding ways to adopt healthy eating habits that work for our unique lifestyles and preferences.
Here are some guidelines that will ensure you’ll be able to maintain good nutrition habits under any circumstances:

Cultivate a Healthy Eating for Life Mindset

Focus on balance, variety, and moderation instead of restriction, rigidity, and perfection. Think about eating whole, minimally processed foods at least 80% of the time and giving yourself the freedom to enjoy your favorite foods that may be a little less than optimal about 20% of the time.

Include Protein at Breakfast (and All Meals)

Typical breakfasts that include sugar-laden, processed foods can lead to crashes in blood sugar and energy levels which creates a rollercoaster effect, making us crave even more sugar. Protein keeps you satiated and energized making it easier to choose better food options throughout the day.

Keep Energizing Snacks on Hand

Focus on low sugar, fiber-filled, whole, and unprocessed foods. Some great portable options might be fruits such as apples, pears, oranges, or vegetables such as baby carrots or cut up bell peppers with hummus. Nuts, string cheese, and yogurts are easy options to have for a quick energizing snack.

Keep Your Water Bottle Full

Even being slightly dehydrated can trigger us to feel hungry. We can often mistake this cue to reach for more water and instead grab something sugary to give us a quick boost. Water bottles that track how much you are drinking allow you to easily monitor how you’re doing throughout the day.

Stay Mindful of Your Eating Habits

Skipping meals or rushing through meals in the few minutes we have between meetings does us no favors. Take a look ahead at your schedule and plan to build in proper breaks for lunch and snacks. Even if you are crunched for time, creating an intentional line between eating and working can help you become more mindful of your choices and more aware of your body’s cues and fullness levels.

With National Nutrition Month upon us, now is a good time to revisit our eating routines. Remember, it’s all about finding a few foundational healthy habits that you can stick to consistently, regardless of where you eat. Small changes lead to big improvements over time. These tips will boost your physical energy and mental focus throughout the day!
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