200 Ways to Improve Your Daily Nutrition

Why is nutrition so easy for some… and so much more difficult for others?

Hint hint, it’s not likely superhero willpower.

According to research from Wansink & Sobal (2007) we make around 200 decisions per day related to food…and we don’t even recognize most of these.

So why bring this up?  It’s likely that for individuals that appear to have their “nutritional sh*t” together, they’ve more than likely spent a large amount of time making those decisions as simple and easy as possible for themselves.

For example, it’s fairly easy to eat some veggies every day if you’ve meal prepped yummy greens for your lunches at the beginning of the week.

It’s also pretty easy to decide to enjoy an evening snack of strawberries rather than ice cream…  IF you have no ice cream in the house and you have a beautiful bowl of berries sitting at eye-level in the fridge.

(If however, there’s a big tub of cookies n’ cream in the freezer, it’s going to be a much more difficult decision to reach for the berries over the ice cream scooper.) 

It is more important to control your environment than controlling your willpower.

How can you use this insight?

Set yourself up for success at the start of the week (or whenever you feel highly motivated).

Get rid of the mindless munching sh*t in your pantry- or keep it in a location that’s a pain in the ass to get to.  Prep some protein and veggies for the week.

Afterall, you’ve got roughly 200 nutrition decisions to make today. 

Make them no-brainers.

In the lovely words of DJ Khaled:

“You stick out of the crowd, baby, it’s a no-brainer
It ain’t that hard to choose
Him or me, be for real, baby, it’s a no-brainer”