Apr 20, 2020
Matt and Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, Director of Curriculum at
Precision Nutrition, discuss a challenge many are facing right now
-- practicing good nutrition habits in this time of crisis. With
families locked down and cutoff from their normal eating and
exercise schedules, some have struggled to make healthy food
choices. Dr. Scott-Dixon offers some advice for staying grounded,
nutritionally and mentally, while on coronavirus lockdown.
- Write down your intent for the day, at the
beginning of each day. Krista actually likes to call it
your commitment. This includes your to-do list, but
it’s not limited to it. A commitment could be something broad like,
“I’m going to be supportive of someone else today,” or “I’m going
to be optimistic today.” Committing to one small thing each day can
help you build a more positive mindset.
- Develop a structure, with small habits. Pick
one small thing everyday that you can do to create a sense of order
and structure to your day. It can be something as simple as “I’m
going to eat lunch at 12:00pm today.” Constructing your routine
slowly results in lasting habit changes.
- Think like a restaurant, and set hours for your
kitchen. Krista closes her kitchen between the hours of 2
and 4pm, because in her experience, no good snack decisions are
made then! It’s only two hours, she says, so you can hold out until
- Create a feedback loop for evaluating your
day. Every day, spend a bit of time analyzing what went
well (don’t focus on the struggles) and why. Then try to do a
little more of that the next day. By bookending your day with a
statement of intent and then an evaluation of the positives, you
can learn to stay positive and bring some order to an otherwise
You can find Dr. Krista at:
Precision Nutrition: https://www.precisionnutrition.com
Coalition of Health and Fitness Leaders: https://healthandfitnesscoalition.com
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