Making dietary and nutritional changes requires a big "why," a commitment to do so, and preparation. Joining a group of like-minded people with the same goal creates an instant support group and accountability. On Saturday, October 22nd, members of CrossFit Ocean City will rally together and begin a 6-week, lifestyle journey to better health and performance.
If you're up for the challenge, I encourage you to get your surroundings ready. Purge your pantry, refrigerator, car, and office space of refined, processed food. Throw it out. You don't need it and neither do your family members.
Make a shopping list of foods you know you will eat. Think real food - lean protein, eggs, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. Pick up a jar of almond or cashew butter. Buy some frozen berries. Use this shopping list to get started.
Start to meal plan. Make a list of some meals or recipes you can pre-make and have on hand. (Bake or grill a pound of chicken. Hard boil a dozen eggs. Roast an assortment of vegetables. Make a big green salad.) Check out these tips from a budget meal planning expert.
I stumbled across 7 Kid Approved Healthy Breakfast Ideas. It includes a good read about how lame breakfast cereal is and ideas for a better breakfast. Although the post is about food for kids, the ideas will make breakfast on the go more nutritious and enjoyable for adults too.
You've got 3 days. Get ready!