March is one of my FAVORITE months. No, not because winter ends and spring begins, but because it’s National Nutrition Month ;D! Of course, you should be focused on nutrition all months of the year, but this is the best month to set new nutrition goals, and learn how to best reach them. Take a look at this Celebration Toolkit which will help you create an eating and activity plan based on foods and exercises you actually like (yes, you can eat good food and have fun while getting healthy!)
Basically, you’re arming yourself for success.
However, having a toolkit is nothing without knowledge. Here, I’ve listed 4 things you can do every day to be healthier. It’s THAT simple. All you have to do is: incorporate these into your routine, call it your toolkit, and get ready to crush those nutritional goals (or make an appointment and we’ll personalize those goals for you!) Bonus: I’ve included a recipe for almond flour bread at the bottom, ‘cause it’s that good and that good for you (You can eat bread!)
Eat More Protein: Busy days require the right type of fuel, and it’s easy to mindlessly munch on whatever junky snacks are around. News flash: Potato chips and sugary granola bars won’t keep you full for long! Instead, add lean protein to your meals and enjoy protein-rich snacks like almonds or pistachios throughout the day. Protein will keep you fuller longer, preventing cravings and excess snacking. For some high protein breakfast inspiration, check out this interview I did with Byrdie Beauty.
Take More Walks: Working in an office usually means sitting for 70% of your day. This is bad for your physical and mental health! Change up your routine by taking regular breaks from your computer, walking to talk to a co-worker (gasp!) or even taking the stairs to use a bathroom on a different floor.
Drink More Water: Yeah, yeah, we all know that drinking water is good for you, but are you drinking a glass of water before EVERY meal? This can help you differentiate between dehydration and actual hunger, and can help you reach that 8 glasses of water a day goal!
Eat Until You are Satisfied, Not Full: We get used to eating everything that is on our plates, especially when eating out, but do we really need to? No, but we’ve been trained to. This month, try to stop eating when you feel good, not full. That usually means stopping when you could take one or two more bites. This will prevent that food coma you are used to, and may even cause you to drop a size or two!
Yup that’s it. There is your toolkit. Take a crack at it, and be amazed at what a difference it makes! Also, as promised, check out my recipe for almond flour bread below!
Almond Flour Bread Recipe
(Inspired by MindBodyGreen)
- 2 ¼ cups blanched almond flour
- ¼ cup ground flaxseed
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon fine-texture sea salt
- 5 eggs
- ½ tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). In a food processor, combine the dry ingredients and pulse them until well combined, about 10 pulses.
2. Add the wet ingredients and mix until well combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape down the edges.
3. Pour dough (will be like a very thick batter) into a greased 9×5-inch bread pan. There will be enough to fill the pan about halfway up.
4. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. Let cool in the pan for 30 minutes before serving.