We’re just about to wrap up our #CookYourButtOff giveaway, where we’re giving away 25 copies of Rocco DiSpirito’s new book on Twitter! Things are coming to an end tomorrow, but since March is Nutrition Month we managed to ask Rocco for some of his top nutrition tips.
If you aren’t one of the lucky winners of Rocco’s new book, you can also buy a copy now. Every recipe in the book includes a barcode that you can scan with the Fitbit app to automatically add the recipe’s nutritional information to your Fitbit food log. Pretty cool, right?
In the meantime, check out Rocco’s nutrition tips below:
What are your top three nutrition tips?
1. Make eating a conscious process vs an unconscious one. If you are in the habit of craving and indulging, you are an unconscious eater. To eat consciously is like spending money consciously: you evaluate the pros and cons and make a decision that’s good for you vs bad for you. Once you learn the art of impulse control you will begin to make healthier choices.
2. Like that awful boyfriend or girlfriend you finally got rid of after years of tolerating them, toss out all forms of sugar. Disrupt your pantry and throw away anything that is made with added sugar.
3. Give up fast food in a hurry. Choose “better for you” options like cooking for yourself or fresh salad bars so you control what you eat.
What are your favorite healthy things to snack on?
Hazelnuts, dark chocolate, apples, and veggies and hummus!
What are your tips for not overeating?
Eat more food. Eat every three hours. If you eat more frequently you tend to eat less at one sitting. Don’t allow yourself to ever feel hunger.