There is a lot of good generic nutritional advice that most people are aware of these days. Some common ones I am sure you have heard:
- Eat less saturated fat
- Eat less trans fat
- Eat less refined carbohydrates
- Eat less sodium
- Eat less processed foods
- Eat less deep fried foods
But what can we eat? Again, no doubt you are familiar with these:
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
- Eat fiber rich foods
- Eat lean fish and meats
All good advice. Often the missing link between generic advice and the real world is putting recommendations into practice. So what are some simple meal/snack ideas that meet these recommendations?
Well, here are two ideas based on what I am currently eating:
- Small bag of nuts. Buy in bulk walnuts, cashews, peanuts, almonds, pistachio, pecans, brazil nuts. Mix them all up and then divide into small portions – about a handful worth in each. Add one to your lunch box each day.
- Fresh berries and plain yogurt. When you hear someone say all foods that are good for you don’t taste any good, serve them up some fresh berries. I keep some frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries and raspberries), defrost them and add yogurt.
Make eating foods like these a habit, and don’t be surprised if they help you meet your training and nutritional goals.