Do this one thing to bulletproof your nutrition: BE CONSISTENT. It's that simple, and at the same time can take some practice and trial and error to get right. Here are our top tips for building consistency when it comes to healthy eating:
1. Create a routine: eat your meals at roughly the same time each day - if you eat four meals and two snacks, aim to have them around a similar schedule that you know will keep you satisfied and not uncomfortably hungry between.
2. Eat similar foods each day: experiment and find some refrigerator staples that you enjoy and have them on repeat for your meals. For example, if you love oatmeal for breakfast, have it at the ready each morning. For lunch, if a simple salad with chopped veggies and chicken fills you up (and helps you hit your veggie quota), have those ingredients prepped each week so you can mix and go. Taking some of the guess-work out of your meal choices will ensure you're eating according to your goals, and will free up some brain-space to think about other things (who couldn't use a little of that!?)
3. Meal Prep: we know we've said it before, but healthy eating doesn't just happen by accident. Set aside 1-2 hours to meal prep your refigerator staples each week. Make this a non-negotiable appointment on your calendar so you're not tempted to skip it and eat take-out lunches at work all week long.
Try this out and start building that consistency now, the more you practice the easier it will become, eventually it'll be like brushing your teeth...something you don't even have to think too hard about, it's just a natural part of your healthy lifestyle.