So, there’s no denying that I’m a big fan of eating. It’s usually the first thing I think of in the morning when I wake up and the last thing I think of before I go to bed. And pretty much whenever I’m not eating, I’m thinking about what I’m going to eat next.
So what do I eat?
I get asked this quite often, so I thought I’d break down an average day for you guys. Keep in mind, this is just what I’m doing currently and this can and will change depending on what I’m focusing on.
I’m usually up and ready to start my day. Before I drink or eat anything, I will always start the day with a glass of warm water and apple cider vinegar.
If I’m teaching in the morning or heading to an AM workout, I will usually have a quick protein shake before I head to the studio and eat my breakfast afterwards. Otherwise, it will be a high protein, high fat breakfast of hard boiled eggs, bacon or smoked salmon, steamed spinach and avocado.
By this time I’m ready for my barley grass supplement. I mix about a tablespoon of organic powdered barley grass, with half a teaspoon of tumeric with water. This mix is good for alkalising the body and keeping inflammation down.
I’m usually starting to get hungry again, so here I will have a snack of either a protein shake or sometimes I’ll have half an apple and some peanut butter. It depends on if I’m going to head to a lunchtime workout – if so, I’ll opt for both of these snacks to make sure I’ve got enough energy to work hard at the gym.
Lunch time is usually something with some good complex carbs in there to help me repair my muscles. So my go to is usually a couple of brown rice tuna hand rolls or mixed sashimi with some steamed broccoli. Sometimes I’ll have this as a deconstructed bowl with the same ingredients.
I’m hungry again by 3.30pm so I’ll usually snack on a protein bar that is low in carbs or more fruit and peanut butter (I’ll usually slowly chow through this until about 4:30pm).
I really love early dinners so I’m usually tucking into my night time meal around 6pm. This can be a variety of things, but usually it will be something like a fillet of salmon with a whole bunch of complex carbs like steamed broccoli or some sort of salad.
If I’m feeling a bit peckish before bed I’ll have a cup of peppermint tea and sometimes some cubes of cheese or some low fructose fruit.
So there you have it – I’m a big fan of frequent and small meals. My body tends to work much better when I do have a variety of macros including a moderate intake of carbohydrates. I’ve experimented with several different combinations and this seems to work the best for me at the moment considering my current energy requirements.
In saying that, when you’re looking to make specific changes to your body, it’s best to look at what your specific goals are and what your body needs. Want more? Click here to grab a copy of my guide on How To Eat For Your Body Type. It’s free and you’ll discover what foods work best with your body type!