The number one question I get asked is – “What do you eat?”
So – I thought it would be beneficial to do a food diary for anyone interested! Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of living a fit and healthy lifestyle, but it can also be one of the most difficult things to change. We’re all used to quick fixes – fast foods and processed foods – all which make eating healthy, nutritious, whole foods harder for us than it needs to be. Changing your diet is tough, but once you eat healthy, clean food for days and then weeks and then months, your body starts to crave these healthy foods. I still have a couple cheat meals every week, but I can honestly say I do not crave bad foods (McDonald’s, pizza, Doritos, etc) like I used to. Healthy eating becomes a habit. I also eat more on a daily basis now than I ever have before. I always used to restrict my calories, which just left me hungry and unhappy, but I thought that was normal. Now I eat anywhere from 1700-2200 calories a day. I never let myself get hungry. If I’m hungry, I eat. It’s as simple as that. When you’re working out 5-6 days a week, your body needs the calories. Start viewing your food as fuel. Repeat that to yourself. Food is F-U-E-L. Food is not something we need to struggle with or feel guilty about. That negative thinking needs to stop right now.
With that being said, here’s a glimpse at what I eat on a daily basis.
Breakfast: Protein pancakes topped with natural peanut butter, half a banana, dark chocolate chips, and sugar-free syrup.
Lunch: Turkey, avocado, provolone cheese, onions, and lettuce on an Ezekiel sprouted grain wrap with a side of fruit (fruit not pictured).
Snack 2: RX Bar
Dinner: Chicken stir-fry with onions, jalapenos, and bell peppers on a bed of quinoa.
Snack 1: Half of a grapefruit
Lunch: Chicken soft tacos on corn tortillas topped with grilled veggies, lettuce, salsa, and a little bit of cheese.
Snack 2: Smoothie. Ingredients: Unsweetened vanilla almond milk, Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter, a banana, whey protein, chia seeds, and coconut flakes.
Dinner: Spaghetti made with protein plus whole grain noodles, lean ground turkey, and organic marinara sauce.
Breakfast: Steak, egg white, and spinach burrito on an Ezekiel sprouted grain wrap.
Lunch: Eggs, turkey sausage, and Ezekiel sprouted grain toast topped with mashed avocado, goat cheese and red pepper flakes.
Snack 2: Strawberries with Justin’s Hazelnut Butter.
Breakfast: Smoothie. Ingredients: Unsweetened vanilla almond milk, natural peanut butter, a banana, and whey protein.
Lunch: Spinach salad with shrimp, avocado, blue cheese, sliced almonds, dried cranberries, and white balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
Snack 2: Cookies & Cream Quest Bar
Dinner: Bell pepper stuffed with ground turkey, mushrooms, tomatoes, goat cheese, onion, and garlic.
Breakfast: Ezekiel sprouted grain toast topped with mashed avocado, eggs, and red pepper flakes.
Snack 1: Banana with Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter.
Lunch: Baked chicken with buffalo sauce, sweet potato mash, and steamed broccoli.
Snack 2: Cafe Au Lait Iconic Protein Drink (this is SO good!)
Dinner: Spinach salad with hickory smoked tuna, avocado, onion, pickles, baby Swiss cheese, black pepper, and buffalo sauce. Side of coconut water.
If you have any questions about any of my meals or recipes, please comment below! I hope sharing my food diary is helpful to you and inspires healthy and delicious eating! 🙂