I love Jill Coleman. Yesterday she posted this awesome piece about daily nutritional commitments. According to Jill, DNCs are supposed to be easy to do every day and leave very little wiggle room for getting into too much nutritional trouble.
When I thought about it, I only have one DNC and that is to eat breakfast every day. It has taken me a long time to get used to getting a daily breakfast and, to be honest, there I some days I really wish I could skip breakfast.
At any rate, I decided I am going to implement three DNCs as Jill recommends. Mine are to:
- Eat breakfast each day.
- Have protein with each meal.
Truthfully, at this time I am having trouble coming up with a third commitment. So, for now, I will continue working on these two. I’d give myself an “A” with number 1. I still have some work to do with number 2. I'll give it some thought and see what my third commitment will be.
What I like about I am learning is that when it comes to good nutrition one size does not fit all. I like to keep my food plan as simple as possible. One other tip I learned from Jill Coleman’s site is to keep my food plan sustainable. As I make changes or try new recipes, this is the question I ask myself: Is this sustainable? Can I see myself eating like this in a few months? If I can’t see myself doing something long term, I don’t try to force myself into it. I try it and let it go.