1.) Have variety
If your diet is the same everyday or you’re following a diet that’s very restrictive for weeks to months, you’re likely setting yourself up for nutrient deficiencies or other issues.
2.) Eat real food
If you’re eating most of your meals from a box or a bag, you’re likely not getting good quality nutrients and likely getting more bad oils (canola, soy, etc) and sugar.
3.) Eat something green everyday
75% of Americans get 2 or fewer veggies per day (and that includes ketchup and French fries as veggies)! Greens provide fiber and a variety of B vitamins to fuel energy.
4.) Don’t forget about water
According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, the average American drinks a little more than 4 cups of plain water per day. That’s about half the minimum. At just 1-2% dehydration, cognitive performance declines.
5.) Challenge your body
For most of human history, our bodies have had to adapt to some pretty extreme conditions in order to survive (famine, etc). We no longer do this. We eat all day everyday. Try skipping a meal or two, fasting for a day or two, or eliminating high sugar/starch/alcohol for a while.