February 12 | The Lifestyle |
Committing to a yoga challenge means that you have to prioritize self-care – it’s essential to be mindful about what you’re eating, drinking, and your sleeping habits. Here are some simple strategies for pre-classes fueling and post-class nourishment. This is a time that you can retool how you are living and eating, so make the most of it!
Plan to eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruits and lean protein. Use Sunday as your shopping day and meal prep day so you have enough food for salads, fruits for snacking and your protein for grilling for lunch and dinner.
All your shopping this month should happen in the fresh food aisles of the super markets. Avoid white sugar, too much gluten and processed foods at all costs. You want to put clean and healthy foods into your body with lots of water throughout the day.
You will be expending a lot of energy- so be sure you fuel up on multi-grains like quinoa, wild rice and sunflower/nut based breads as a compliment to your vegetables and fruits. If you eat fish and meat- great! Be sure to keep your protein choices simple- opt for grilled fish and lean meats that are grilled or pan fried with olives oil and fresh spices.
Remember the most important thing is to take it one day at a time – so listen to your body.
Happy Challenge Month!