Jeanette Jenkins' Top 10
Wellness & Meal Prep Tips

About Jeanette Jenkins

Jeanette Jenkins, has been a celebrity trainer and healthy living coach for nearly 30 years. Her mission is to inspire and motivate as many people as possible to lead a healthy life – and one of the biggest keys to a healthy life involves taking time for lunch or a midday break!

Top 10 Wellness & Meal Prep Tips

  1. Keep a positive perspective around healthy eating. Look at meal prep and healthy eating as self-care, a gift to your body. When you fuel your body with quality nutrients you are giving your cells the building blocks necessary so you can function at your best and feel great.

  2. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats the body needs for hormone production, brain function, heart health, cell protection and transporting much needed oxygen throughout the body. Walnuts are unique among nuts in that once ounce of walnuts (about ¼ cup) provides you with your daily recommended intake of the plant-based omega-3 ALA (2.5 grams/ounce).

  3. Don’t skip lunch! In the middle of your day, your body needs a balanced meal with good fats, carbohydrates and protein so you can function at your best for the rest of the day. If you try to function with low blood sugar and on an empty stomach, you will be more irritable, and it will be very challenging to focus. Your body needs the nutrients for your brain, hormones and nervous system to function properly.

  4. Start looking at fitness, nutrition and healthy living as a way of life and not just a diet or plan you are going to try short term. Look for solutions that will truly fit in your life. If it’s important to you then you will make it a priority.

  5. Wash and cut your vegetables at the beginning of the week. Then store them in containers in your fridge so that they’re easier to use for salads and snacks throughout the week.
  1. Choose the meals you are going to prepare for the week and make a shopping list before you go to the grocery store or farmer’s market so you don’t over indulge and buy too many items that may go bad in your fridge. This will also help you keep to a budget.

  2. Eat a nutritious meal before you go grocery shopping so that you don’t impulse buy due to low blood sugar and food cravings. It’s easy to buy things you don’t need when you are shopping on an empty stomach.

  3. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily. 60-70% of your body weight is water and your cells need water for proper digestion, elimination, fat burning, blood flow, energy production, brain function and the synovial fluid in your joints and much more. So, if you weigh 150lbs, you would need to drink 75 ounces of water per day (and more if you are sweating from exercise).

  4. Travel with snacks. Always keep some healthy snacks in your bag, at your desk or in your purse so you can give your brain and nervous system nutrients to get through a 1-2-hour workload. A handful of walnuts with an apple or banana, or a Greek yogurt with walnuts and fruit are great snacks to have on the go.

  5. Keep a positive attitude as you move through your day. One of the healthiest things you can do for your mind, body and spirit is to keep your stress levels to a minimum and it all starts with your perspective. When a challenge is presented to you, look at it as an opportunity to learn and grow and make the best of it. Once you choose a positive outlook then you will live in a positive experience.
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