Look for the "nudge" or "upgrade" to improve your nutrition.
Nudge = a small step you can make in a positive direction, like focusing on vegetable snacks
Upgrade = a small change you can make in your food choices to improve the health quality of your meals and snacks
Why it matters:
One percent improvements made consistently over time yield incredible results. While it is tempting to try to do everything perfect right away, this can lead to frustration and failure if not sustainable.
An alternate approach is to look for small improvements you can make consistently to build habits:
- Change a snack from crackers and jelly to almonds and apple
- Find a bread with less added sugar and more fiber per slice
- Include lean protein with each meal
- You get the idea
By looking for places to upgrade your food quality and nudge yourself to making healthy choices more consistently, you will be able to better follow through on your good intention to improve your health.