Feeling sluggish? 3 steps to eating better!

Eeeeek, is anyone else feeling sluggish?

The holidays were fun and I’m sure that you’d agree with me that it took a couple of weeks to get back into things and now you’re wondering what the heck is going on with your energy and how you’ll get back into eating ‘better’, right?


I understand that this time of the year is exciting and a bit annoying too. You’re trying to enjoy the summer and the beach but at the same time you want to start having a crack at your goals for 2020. You also want to feel a bit better in your own skin.


I don’t know about you but I’m over all the nutrition BS out there, we’re simply flooded with information on diets, what to eat & what not to eat.

In fact, a new study conducted on twins came out proving that consistent dieting actually makes you gain weight (not lose weight).

If you’re still on the diet wagon and you deep down know it’s time to get off it and find a more sustainable approach, take a look at this study for some extra evidence:




Okay! Let’s get practical now! What are 3 steps to eating better?


Step 1: Create awareness around what you eat and make conscious, mindful choices!

Going from nothing to all (or the other way round) never works and never is a sustainable way of doing things. So if you’ve been eating out lots, start small by creating awareness around what you eat and make conscious, mindful decisions.


This might mean choosing the omelet over eggs benedict or choosing the chicken salad over a burger etc…


It’s amazing how small things can make a difference. Do this for a week and watch yourself feeling better.


Step 2: Eat smart & up your veggies!

Once you start feeling a bit better start to eat smart. By eating smart I mean:

  • Eat your carbs around your workouts and eat less processed carbs (such as bread, pasta etc.)
  • Up your protein and make sure you’re having a breakfast with lots of protein to stabilize your blood sugar
  • Stack up on veggies with each meal, add in veggie juices or green powders
  • Make better choices when eating out to support your goals and your training. E.g. If you’re going out for lunch, a prawn salad might be a better choice than a lasagna and when you’re going out for dinner sushi might be a better option than Thai food. You don’t need to cut things out completely, just be mindful what you choose.



Step 3: Plan ahead but stay flexible!

Once you’ve done step 1 and 2, you can start to plan ahead and meal prep. This doesn’t mean that you can’t eat out, it just means that you’re prepping most of your meals and only buying a few.


Meal prep can be super simple such as making more dinner and taking leftovers for lunch or chopping up veggies and storing them in containers in the fridge so they’re easily accessible…`


Nina Egenberger
Nina Egenberger