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Day 7: Tips for Building a Healthy Nutrition Plan

As I sat in the grocery store parking lot stuffing my face with Fritos and goat cheese after working out, I thought…I should probably get a nutrition plan underway. I need something simple, and something that does not require many cooking skills.

As I have been reading, I have noticed a general consensus of the following:

Get organized and pre-plan out the meals for the week. Cook batches of ingredients ahead of time to use throughout the week like brown rice, chicken, or soups. Freeze the extras in pre-portioned containers to use later.

Eat 6-8 snacks/meals throughout the day. Eat light before workouts obviously and then specific recovery meals.

Consume real, whole food and don’t be excessive with processed foods like gels and powder supplements.

Stash non-perishable back up food in your car, gym bag, and desk drawer (protein bars will most likely be mine).

Keep a positive view of food. Food is fuel, and quality calories are a triathlete’s best friend.

Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate.

I will be referring to this plan, The No-Brainer Nutrition Plan. Simple is best in my opinion.

Comment and share your nutrition tips, too! Thanks!

WO: 2 hour spin class, 50 miles