As a freelance trainer I am on the go for most of the day so meal prepping is really important to feed my body the right and enough nutrients, stay fuelled and not spend too much money. As I was asked by a couple of people I've agreed to share a snippet of what my daily diet looks like. Bearing in mind that even the 'professionals' don't always get it right and some of us have sweet tooth's too ;)
7am - On Thursdays I always teach power plates classes between 7.30 till 9.30am so I'll prepare a smoothie the night before or quickly in the morning to have on my way to work. Todays was made with 1 banana, 3 tablespoons soya yoghurt, 1 heaped tablespoon Pulsin pea protein, squeeze of honey and a big glug of almond milk.
10am - Feels like lunch time for me so I had a tub of brown rice, grilled chicken, mushrooms, courgette with a sprinkling of bouillon which I'd made on Monday. And a soya latte. Weird? Maybe. Tasty? Yes :)
2pm - I work solidly till 2pm so in that time drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
3pm - Usually I would rush home to prepare a 'second' lunch and train in the afternoon as this is when I have some free time. However, today I had a fitness shoot so kept my energy levels up with a Pulsin Mint Choc Chip bar and a cup of jasmine green tea - I try not to eat shop bought snack bars but always keep one in my bag just in case I need a quick refuel.
6pm - Quick slice of wholewheat bread with peanut butter to keep me going as I teach a bootcamp and won't be home till after 8pm.
8.30pm - For dinner I made a Deliciously Ella inspired cannellini bean stew served with quinoa - delicious, nutritious and took 15 mins!
9pm - Even though it's been a long day I need to rewind before bed so will usually have a magnum while I watch The Affair or if I'm going for a healthier option I'll make a jar of 'Molsh' - a yummy concoction of chopped dates, nuts, desiccated coconut, peanut butter and coconut oil all molshed together. Today was a magnum day :p
Ultimately though, it doesn't really matter what I eat, where I eat or what times I eat etc because it only really matters what you eat. Also, I can not tell you what to eat, I can only advise and it depends on what stage of change you are at as to whether or not you take my advise on board.
Whatever your goal, the key to success is being organised - always having a stocked fridge and cupboard full of basics so even under pressure you are able to throw together a healthy meal or snack.
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