Of course it makes sense… in order to get the benefit from taking supplements, you actually have to TAKE the supplements! This may seem intuitive, but it’s not. I know from personal experience how easy it is to fall off the wagon. We all have busy lives, multi-tasking, juggling many balls… usually it’s us who we take care of last, so it’s not unusual that often times remembering to take our vitamins is no small feat. I talk alot to women about “compliance”. Being compliant means following directions and being consistent… it means adapting a program and sticking to it. Easier said than done, I know.
The key is to figure out what works best in your daily routine, and make sure it’s something you can commit to. With over 20 years of supplement-popping experience, here’s what works for me:
Do you have any tips you can share?Until next time,Shawna
- I take my vitamins in the morning and night
- I leave the bottles ON my bathroom counter in clear view – and I take my vitamins before I brush my teeth – it’s become part of my routine.
- I also find that taking vitamins with juice makes it easier for me to swallow – the taste of the juice masks the taste of the vitamins, and the more viscous (or thick) the liquid is, the easier it is to swallow the supplements.
- The other thing I do is sort out my supplements in one-week batches using pill containers (the kind you buy at a drug store with a different compartment for each day of the week). I found that the more supplements I took, the more time consuming it became unscrewing bottle caps several times a day. This way, I count out a one-week supply in advance, and it’s a huge time saver!