The Holiday season often has a negative impact on training and nutrition. There is much to do and time is valuable. When time is limited, efficiency is imperative to maintaining a schedule with training and nutrition. Due to the added stress of the holidays these two areas often suffer. Increased stress can reap havoc on mental sharpness and it’s important to know that training and nutrition play a large role in reducing this stress and improving your mental health; therefore, prioritizing how/when you exercise and eating the right foods can positively impact all areas of your life.
Nutrition Efficiency Tips:
– Use supplements such as protein powder and freeze-dried superfood – Most individuals are lacking in protein, vegetables, and fruit. Have 1 or 2 protein shakes with a couple scoops of a superfood supplement every day as a meal instead of going without or getting fast food
– Make hodgepodges – Combine a bunch of different healthy foods into one dish like a big egg scramble or large soup. These are easy to make, do not require a lot of attention, and are simple to make in large quantities for multiple meals
– Use the freezer – Buy meat and veggies in bulk and freeze them to save trips to the grocery store. They are staples of a healthy diet and should be on hand at all times to be eaten frequently
– Avoid snacking – It may seem though grabbing snacks throughout the day and eating on the run saves time, however, it mostly takes your focus away from eating and healthy meal prep. Instead of grabbing a snack have your meals planned out ahead of time