Creating an Environment that Supports You

Greetings my friends. After the first week of S3 under our belts I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about ways to help you stay on track with your nutrition challenge and better set you up for success. One of the big ones is creating an environment that supports you. What do you mean by that, you ask? Let me explain.

I am sure you can agree with me that what’s around us strongly shapes our behavior. In my nutrition course they talk about what they call “Berardi’s First Law.” Which states, If a food is near you and conveniently available, you’ll eventually eat it” -Dr. John Berardi. And let's be honest, it’s the cold hard truth. So the environment that we find ourselves in can strongly influence our choices and eating habits. If you find yourself chilling at home and you are constantly walking by a bag of chips or even some Oreos. Chances are greater than not you end up snacking on those foods at some point.

Having the willpower to fight the temptation of indulging in snack foods is a lot harder when those foods are around you and constantly available. Eventually, you will crack and have some. And hey, that’s ok! But if you want to stay on track to hit your goals, then you might need to do a kitchen makeover. Start getting rid of all those snacks that don’t provide you with the necessary nutrients your body needs. Start putting more healthy alternatives right in the open for easy access. This way you are tempted with an apple or a banana rather than junk foods. Hope you find this helpful and use it to your advantage in your nutrition challenge. Good luck everyone!

Coach Dylan 

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