In the journey to better health, we can sometimes focus so intently on the bigger picture that we can lose sight of the small steps it takes to get there. A wise man once said, “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.”
It’s not necessary (nor is it advised) to make giant overnight leaps, but simply consider the small things you can do that will make a huge impact on your future health. Here are a few things you can start doing to tip toe your way to feeling your best ever!
1. Expand your food repertoire.
Find one new whole food each time you shop at the grocery store. The average person rotates about 15 meals or snacks at any point in their life. We become comfortable with the same foods, which limits the variety of nutrients we consume. Think variety and color! I’m not suggesting you overhaul your pantry and fridge tonight; however, as you introduce new foods into your diet, your taste preferences change and the amount of nutrient-dense options expand while some of the not-so-good stuff gets pushed out.
2. Assess your kitchen tools.
Is your local pizza joint and Thai take-out place on speed dial? If you don’t have the tools to make cooking fun and easy, you won’t do it. Take a look to make sure your kitchen contains the bare essentials to start making simple meals at home. Home cooking allows you to know what goes into your food and allows you to modify your meals to help meet specific health goals. The main kitchen staples include a nice set of knives, a skillet, pot, cutting board, baking sheet, casserole dish, and of course, the NutriBullet!
3. Add greens to every meal.
Be it your morning smoothie, a satisfying salad at lunch, or a side dish at dinner, think of greens as the “other food group.” Greens are nature’s most healing veggies. From cruciferous kale and broccoli to green beans and asparagus, the abundance of options shall leave no plate green-less!
4. Failure to plan is planning to fail.
If you can’t answer the questions, “When am I going to exercise this week?” “When should I be in bed?” or “What will I eat for dinner tonight?” then I suggest you take about 20 minutes out of your weekend (or whatever day works best) to devise your health plan for the week. Most health-conscious people know how food and wellness fit into their schedule EVERY day. Making wise choices also comes easier when you have a fully stocked pantry or healthy snacks on hand when you are on the go… another perk of planning!
5. Never stray too far from your NutriBullet.
As veteran NutriBlasters can attest, this little machine is a life changer! Need I say more? Check out our testimonials here if you don’t believe me.