5 Mental “Must Do’s” for Nutrition Success

I read and sometimes there is more power packed into a few paragraphs than one hundred pages written on a subject. So take these nuggets of nutritional information and put them into use.

1. Train to get better, not to get done.

Are you eating each meal as if the quality/quantity of the foods you eat will dictate your success? Are you treating each snack with that same respect?

2. Be a Champion. Championships aren't won Overnight.

Being the best takes months of practice, a willingness to work and a genuine passion for what you're doing. Everyone is a champion at something. Would you like to be known for someone who is in champion of his or her body?

3. Have small victories.

Winning one game doesn't mean you will win a championship - but it's a way to measure your progress and validate your efforts. Measure your efforts with a short- term scale, always working towards that championship.

4. Compete.

I think this is a biggie. Winners of competition don’t go through the motions. Athletes train. Everyone else works out. (Sound familiar to anyone?)

The difference - competition.

Part of training is the fuel you feed your body. Are you going through the motions in your nutrition?

5. Handle adversity.

In baseball, hitters that didn't let one bad at bat turn into a bad game were the most successful. With eating habits, it's the same. A missed healthy meal doesn't mean you can’t succeed. A bad choice in the evening doesn't mean you're destined for failure. Learn from it and move on.

In other words - You'll learn by doing. You’ll find what works by taking action, making changes, and sticking to your goal.

To your best health,

Coach Nancy

NancyCoaching Queen

If you want something to happen, you have 3 choices:

1. Sit around and hope it happens.

2. Complain about why it isn't happening.

3. Go out and Make It Happen!

If you chose number 3, everything won't always go perfectly - but I guarantee that each day you'll get a little closer to making your goals a reality. 

About the author

Coach Nancy

Nancy Carlson is a Certified Professional Fitness Trainer with the National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association, a Level 1 Youth Conditioning Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association, and is a Level 2 Certified Precision Nutrition Master coach. Nancy was recognized in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 as the “Best of the Best” Fitness Trainer in Southern NH by the Hippo Press.

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