Own Your Everyday, Every Day with Quick, No-Brainer Snacking Solutions
MODESTO, Calif. – On average, Americans make 226.7 decisions each day on food alone, but there is one “no brainer” decision
you can make to stay on track and keep up the momentum – grabbing a handful of almonds. One serving of almonds provides six grams of hunger-fighting protein and four grams of filling fiber, delivering sustained energy to fuel anyone’s marathon decision-making journey and power through that daily to-do list.
California Almonds is building on its new campaign “Own Your Everyday, Every Day” by partnering with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Abby Langer. As a food blogger and contributor to publications like Self.com, Langer’s claim to fame has been her funny, sharp-shooting style where she calls things as she sees them and avoids BS. To that end, Langer has worked with California Almonds to bring the daily decision-making process to life with a free online, interactive storytelling tool. The Own It with Abby Decision Tree allows users to take control of their day, mapping out their daily adventures and tasks with Langer providing motivational ways and tips to own it.
From pre-packing your gym bag the night before to writing down small, ownable goals for the week, daily success is attainable. “You don’t need a master’s degree in nutrition to make better food and lifestyle choices (though don’t let my clients know this!),” says Langer. “No matter
how time-crunched you are, you can always choose healthy snacks like almonds to own your day and keep making progress towards your larger goals.”
Langer shares additional quick, simple tips to own it like:
- Take a break away from technology to refocus your day. Plan a break or two in your day, and write it into your schedule to make sure the time is protected.
- Keep a stash of satisfying snacks in your desk drawer, car, or otherwise nearby. This helps to avoid the temptation to eat whatever is around and make smart, planned choices. Almonds are a go-to because they don’t get rotten or need refrigeration, and they have the protein, fiber and good fats you’ll need to power through the day.
- Think you’re too busy to cook dinner? Before you hit the drive-thru or the take-out, consider how easy, healthier and usually less expensive a one-pan meal is. You can sauté protein and veggies with olive oil, salt, minced garlic and pepper. Voilà!
Check out how your daily journey stacks up on the Own It with Abby Decision Tree, and then share the results and how you own your day by using #OwnYourEveryday.
Visit Almonds.com/Own-Your-Everyday for more information, tips and recipes.
About Abby Langer, RDN
Abby Langer, RDN is a communications and consulting dietitian and owner of the Toronto-based Abby Langer Nutrition. Langer is a contributor to the New York Times, SELF and the Huffington Post, and has been featured in radio, print, and television media in both the U.S. and Canada. She develops recipes and content for brands and for her own blog, AbbyLangerNutrition.com. Check out Langer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
 Mindless Eating: The 200 Daily Food Decisions We Overlook. Brian Wansink, Jeffery Sobal. Environment and Behavior. Vol 39, Issue 1, pp. 106 – 123. First Published January 1, 2007
About the Almond Board
Almonds from California are a natural, wholesome and quality food. The Almond Board of California promotes almonds through its research-based approach to all aspects of marketing, farming and production on behalf of the more than 6,000 almond growers and processors in California, many of whom are multi-generational family operations. Established in 1950 and based in Modesto, California, the Almond Board of California is a non-profit organization that administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. For more information on the Almond Board of California or almonds, visit Almonds.com or check out California Almonds on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and the California Almonds blog.