Two of my favorite nutrition tips are: “Eat only one ingredient foods” and “avoid anything that comes in a bag or a box”. What are your favorite simple nutrition tips? Answer below.


“Moment on the lips lifetime on the hips” – Charlie

If it comes from a plant, it’s okay. If it’s made in a plant then stay away.- Steve

Get your damn hands out of that cookie jar! – Summer

If you can’t pronounce an ingredient, it’s probably not a good choice. – Suzy

If your food can go bad, it’s good for you. If it can’t go bad, it’s bad for you. – Joanne

Watermelon! – Vicki

Nothing from a petrol station –Ben

Have some more water! –Joan

Nothing advertised on television! Nothing your great grandparents wouldn’t recognize as food! – The Health You Want

If it has a momma don’t eat it – Maggy

Don’t eat anything that your great-great-grandmother wouldnt recognize as food –Nate

Do not eat white things ! they are normally processed to death ! only milk do I include – Chris

Don’t eat something that didn’t grow naturally – Arlene

What you eat in private, you wear in public. – Emma

If it doesn’t go bad, it can’t be good. -Sheri

Eat the rainbow – Carrie

If it comes off a tree or out of the ground or you shoot and kiil it you can have it – Glenda

Eat a balanced diet of “whole” foods. Unless you truly have an allergy or sensitivity, don’t eliminate entire food groups or you set yourself up for failure (as many studies have shown). You can be healthy and still enjoy life, just pay attention to portions and your overall caloric needs based on your size, goals, and activity level.

Oh, and if I really want something sweet/sinful I try to use the “how many burpees do I have to do to offset that” calculation. As much as I love burpees, that usually stops me cold –Susie

I make a point to eat everything while sitting in front of a mirror naked. Really makes me not want to eat. –Lisa

If man made it, don’t eat it. – Jack LaLanne – Peter

Turbulence Training These are great, thanks so much!

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Craig Ballantyne

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