Be honest. What’s on your plate? Try to eat lean and green and avoid packaged and processed foods. Anticipate and prepare for situations that trigger stress eating and sabotage your efforts. Healthy eating is a diet of fresh and whole foods made up of fruit, veggies, lean meat, fish, grains, nuts, seeds, and beans.

Tip #1: Small changes make a difference! Eat smaller portions, skip a few snacks and drink water (lots of water) instead of juice or soda.

Tip #2: Keep a picture journal of everything you eat and review at the end of the week. Critique yourself and make changes. You’ll see the difference in your energy, workouts and ultimate results.

Tip #3: Fuel your workouts with the right food. Eat a healthy carb snack at least 60 minutes before getting started…a fruit smoothie, fruit with peanut or almond butter, oatmeal with fruit or almonds, or Greek yogurt. After a workout, your body needs both healthy carbs and lean protein to repair muscles and restore depleted energy. Cottage cheese and fruit, tuna on whole-grain toast, whole wheat pita with hummus or quinoa with berries are all good choices!