Last week we kicked off the new year. Twenty seventeen, momma! Can you even believe it? I have heard from many of you that “This will be your year. It’s going to be so much better than 2016!”
That’s great! But what does that mean?
Most likely, it probably means that you will eat healthier this year. You might feel some regrets from the way you ate last year, and you’d like to clean things up. Or maybe you felt like you did eat well (for the most part), but struggled to see results.
So, let’s tackle this together. I’m going to break it down into separate steps based on where you’re at personally, at this moment.
Let the Unclogging Begin.
First, we need to strip away what you know about nutrition…the stuff that might be clogging your mind. We tend to get information overload with nutrition. We need to make this simpler so you can last for the long haul.
Here are 3 things I need you stop worrying about right now:
These things may come back into the picture at some point, but chances are you have been far too worried about some of this stuff that you’re missing the big picture.
Ok, now that we’ve stripped some things away (take a deep breath and let it go!), let’s put the good information back in.
Basic Nutrition. Like, really basic.
Step One: For Beginners. Begin here if you’re starting from scratch…if you need to bring it way back to the basics.
Step Two: For Intermediates. Begin here if you feel like you’ve already mastered the habits already listed. The following strategies will help to dial it in even more.
Step Three: For Advanced. This is the fine-tuning stuff. Begin here if you have mastered the habits already mentioned and still want to see more results.
Keep it Simple.
Most women will do just fine up through the habits listed in Step Two. You may realize that you never even need to venture into Step Three until you hit a plateau and need more of a boost.
Personally, I hang out just with the habits through Step Two and rarely think about the 90/10 rule or portion sizing unless I feel like I’ve really let things slide, which is rare because this becomes so habitual and easy.
And that is my goal for you. To reset your ideas of nutrition and bring it back to the basics so that eating healthy becomes second nature. Strip away any of the unnecessary information that is clogging your mind and come back to the simple stuff. Eat meals. Eat your PRO’s. Get in some healthy fats. Drink lots of water. And then maybe worry about dialing it in a little more.
It’s not just going to be your year, it’s going to be your life. You can do this, momma. I’m sure of it.
Is this totally refreshing for you? Does this nutrition approach give you hope that you might actually be able to do this!? Then you'd love the Strong Mommas Membership. I teach you how to eat healthy, day in and day out, without dieting. I give you new meal plans every month and daily support to keep you on track. Click here to learn all about it.
Megan P. Dahlman
Hi friend! I'm a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Precision Nutrition Certified Coach, Wife to Scott, and Mom to two crazy boys, Calvin & Peter. I train hard, eat well, rest just enough to keep going, and do my best to maintain a heavenly perspective. I'd love to coach you to do the same. Cheers!
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