Our guest today is Anika Christ. Many in the Life Time community know her by the name “Coach Anika.” She’s a registered dietitian, personal trainer, and the director of client optimization at Life Time. She leads a number of virtual programs at Life Time, including the D.TOX program.
The majority of us have been taken out of our normal routines. How does being housebound create obstacles around healthy eating?
Even with added stress, an increase in mindless snacking, and other challenges that are affecting our eating habits right now, there are things we can do to set ourselves up to make healthier choices.
It can be challenging yet sticking to some aspects of a routine can be really beneficial right now. It’s important to give yourself some grace when things aren’t achievable.
There’s no such thing as perfect in any aspect of our lives in this moment. When it comes to healthy eating, Christ encourages her clients to look at what they have control over and to do their best with what’s feasible and what foods are available.
Aside from the challenges, there are benefits to being able to eat at home for all or most of our meals and having access to our own kitchen tools and gadgets.
Christ’s tips for grocery shopping during this time.
What Christ reaches for when she wants a snack.
How to get your kids to desire healthier food options.
Cravings often arise not just when we’re hungry, but when we’re thirsty, stressed, or bored. Christ offers suggestions for what to do when cravings strike.
Christ talks about what has inspired her most in spite of our current circumstances.