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5 Nutrition Habits to focus on in the new year.

Updated: Feb 21

It's the new year! So many people are creating their New Year resolutions. Have you made yours? Or maybe your one of those people who rebel against resolutions.

In my experience people usually choose one of the following...


  • Weight Loss


  • Nutrition


  • Exercise



While setting resolutions around health is an amazing goal, it can lead to a negative "good or bad" relationship, especially when it comes to nutrition. I've actually written a blog about this exact thing.


The "good or bad" cycle can begin start to give you a feeling of overwhelm when you're in the process of shifting the way you eat, like it's always a struggle. 


The goal is always to have habits that are sustainable for life - no matter what your age is, no more what season it is, or the time of year.

Because I want you to feel more empowered and less overwhelmed I put together a list of 5 nutrition habits to help you get to their nutrition goals going into the new year!




1. The 80/20 Rule

Aim to focus your plate, meal or day around 80% from nutritionally dense foods (think real, whole foods) and leave 20% not so nutritionally dense. So basically be healthy 80% and have fun 20%. Easy peasy...


2. Eat Protein at Every Meal

Protein is the most satiating macronutrient. It will keep you feeling fuller in between meals and will help balance blood sugar. ( I actually talk about protein and blood sugar in my 90-day Glow-up)

Protein can come in many forms whether it's animal or plant base sources. Get creative and try different protein sources to see how they make you feel.


3. Fill Up on Fibrous Veggies

If you want to feel satisfied and full, fiber is your best friend. This will also help to combat overeating on not so nutritionally dense foods.


Add 2 cups of greens or any type of veggie to your plate, meal or snack to help you feel fuller (plus it will help balance blood sugar and improve digestion!)


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4. Don't Drink Your Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. And we want our body to get energy from the most nutritionally dense sources. Focus on eating your calories and hydrating your body with drinks like water, sparkling water and herbal teas vs sugary drinks and alcohol.


5. Ditch the All or Nothing Mentality

Nutrition and health is not a stop or start journey. When we ditch the all or nothing mentality (or the "Forget it...I've already failed"), we allow our nutrition to flow and shift with life. Somedays you'll eat and be healthier than others but if we look at the big picture, it will all balance out, ie... 80/20. When nutrition is part of who we are, not something we do it's easier to go with ebb and flow of life and not get frustrated or feel deprived.


So, if you would like to talk about it, just check out what I do, https://www.healthcoachalyssa.com/signature-coaching-program and fill out an application: https://www.healthcoachalyssa.com/application-form , to receive a call back to schedule a free strategy call. You'll walk away with a better understanding of how you can move forward.

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