Awhile back, we shared our philosophy on improving one’s nutrition. The concept is this: Make it simple. Instead of focusing on meal plans, or counting calories, or any of those details, focus instead on making small, incremental changes that may at first glance even appear to be “too easy.” A good rule of thumb: Ask yourself, “On a scale of 1-10, how likely am I to succeed in this step?” If you answer a 9 or 10, proceed. Anything less, pick an easier goal.
In that vein, we’ll be sharing some of our “way too easy” steps that we often recommend to athletes. These are steps that, as the name would suggest, are very easy. By themselves, they may not do much, especially in the short term. But together, over a longer span of time, these can lead to athletes completely changing their approach to nutrition.
Without further ado, we give you Way-to-Easy Step #1: Carry a Water Bottle
I could say “drink more water,” but let’s be honest: You’re not very likely to drink more water if you don’t have something to drink it out of. So, just do this:
- Carry a water bottle
- Fill it with water
- Drink the water
I told you it was way too easy. Good luck!
(BTW, I consider myself a bit of a water bottle snob – it that a thing? – and am a huge fan of these fantastic bottles).