When you鈥檙e killing it in the gym on the daily but not seeing the results you鈥檙e hoping for, it鈥檚 easy to get frustrated with the process. But any trainer will tell you that toned abs are made in the kitchen just as much as they鈥檙e made in the gym. Eating the right things to fuel your workouts and keeping super sugary indulgences to a minimum are a strong start. But if you鈥檙e not seeing progress, there鈥檚 some seriously simple everyday tweaks you can make to help get you where you want to go. Fitness superstar Cassey Ho, creator of YouTube鈥檚 Blogilates channel and spokesperson for Dailies Total1 contact lenses, outlines six nutritional tips that鈥檒l complement your workouts and help you hit your fitness goals.

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1.Always eat breakfast. Personally, we鈥檙e big fans of any meal with avocado toast in its starting lineup, and Ho agrees, saying, 鈥淏reakfast is the most important meal of the day, hands down. I鈥檝e heard everything from 鈥業 don鈥檛 like breakfast food鈥 to 鈥楥offee is all I can handle early in the morning.鈥 No excuses.鈥 You鈥檒l be meal prepping overnight oats for the week once you read why. 鈥淪kipping breakfast can sabotage your fitness routine by signaling your body to hold on to fat versus burning it off. Whether it鈥檚 a piece of toast, a hard-boiled egg, or a quick omelet, put fuel in your tank every morning,鈥 she explains.

2.Write *everything* you eat down. Whether you鈥檙e just starting to add more veggies or cut down on carbs, keeping track of what you鈥檙e feeding your body can help you develop healthy habits. 鈥淛ournaling what you eat is important. It doesn鈥檛 matter if you have the memory of an elephant or need to jot it down, keeping track of what鈥檚 going into your body can help you make changes and tweaks along the way. My food diary not only lets me see the choices I鈥檓 making throughout the day, but it gives me something to celebrate at the end of a busy day and helps me plan meals for the week,鈥 shares Ho.

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3. Spend more time in the kitchen. 鈥淲ith the introduction of all these cool food delivery and prep services, cooking isn鈥檛 as frightening as it once was. Make a commitment to eat-in a few nights a week. This allows you to see exactly what鈥檚 going into your meals, spend some time de-stressing, and try something new. If you work out after work and choose to pick up some takeout, consider making yourself a healthy breakfast a couple of mornings a week instead,鈥 suggests Ho.

4.Stick to a food schedule. Having a schedule is a good idea for all aspects of life, not just working out and eating right. Ho agrees, saying, 鈥淟iving a healthy lifestyle is all about timing and planning. We鈥檙e all very busy and eating healthy is just not possible in every situation. Sometimes it鈥檚 more important to worry about when you鈥檙e eating instead of what. If you鈥檙e on a schedule of 鈥榖reakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner鈥 like me, make sure to stick to it to keep your metabolism going.鈥

5.Don鈥檛 feel like your meal plan needs to be fancy. 鈥淚f you鈥檙e not a foodie, don鈥檛 set yourself up for failure by adding a bunch of fancy, unpronounceable new foods into your meal plan,鈥 says Ho. (We鈥檙e looking at you, black rice recipes.) 鈥淚f you like to snack on apples, do it. If your favorite lunch is a simple chicken salad, do that. Just know that you don鈥檛 have to eat super fancy meals or snacks if that鈥檚 not your thing.鈥

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