My diet consists of a lot of vegetables, fruits (usually only in the morning, on an empty stomach), wild caught seafood, organic chicken, grass-fed beef, and legumes. I do eat whole grains, but keep it minimal as I prefer to fill up on fiber rich foods like broccoli, cauliflower, lentils, beans, berries, GG fiber crackers etc. Over the years I have found that this works best for me, however everybody is different and what works for me may not work for you. You have to listen to your body and pick the right foods for you. Having said that, I have put together a diary of what I usually eat in a day.
I always start my day with warm water, juice of 1/2 lemon and a splash of apple cider vinegar. This healthy tonic helps detoxify the liver and flushes toxins out of the body. If I am not booked for a boxing or bootcamp class, I will train with my trainer at the gym. My home work out usually consists of 60 minute weight lifting with a mix of sprints at the end.
Smoothie time! I love smoothies especially now that it’s getting warmer outside. One of my favorite is this pineapple avocado blend. I like to switch things up and on somedays I have sliced papaya or a bowl of berries. It is important to always eat fruit on an empty stomach and on its own. This prevents it from fermenting in the stomach and it won’t cause inflammation or bloating.
I love snacking on 2 to 4 high-fiber GG crackers. I top them with anything from hummus or mashed avocado to scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. Click here for 25 of my favorite GG toppers. These fiber cracker are fantastic for appetite control, so people refer to them as the weight-loss cracker. They are super low in calories (only 20 cal per cracker), high in fiber and protein and low in carbs. I usually buy a huge pack from amazon and I eat them daily. They are also great for making sandwiches on the go instead of using high-calorie, high-carb bread.
It is time for lunch! I always try to switch up my meals to keep things exciting. I love a good salad packed with lots of veggies, grilled chicken and lemon-olive oil dressing. My go to order at Sweetgreen is a mix of romaine and arugula, no grains, spicy broccoli, asparagus, cabbage, cucumbers, shallots, basil, cilantro, goat cheese (optional), grilled chicken or tofu and for dressing I ask for 1 lemon or 1 lime squeezed in and no oil. Sometimes I will have grilled fish with a lentil salad or if I am home I love whipping up zucchini noodles with lentil bolognese. It is an easy dish to make that is filled with fiber and protein.
I try not to snack every afternoon, but if I am a little hungry then I’ll go for sliced bell peppers with hummus or a handful of pistachios. From all the nuts out there, pistachios are lowest in calories and they are high in fiber.
I often eat out and of my favorite things to eat is sushi. I order my rolls wrapped in cucumbers instead of rice. This saves a ton of calories and carbs and still fills me up. If I am home, I may whip up cauliflower rice with salmon and a mango salsa for a quick and easy dinner.
If you’re going to drink, make sure to go for a low calorie option like my famous Nedi Martini.
I try not to eat any later than 8:00pm, which allows for a 12 hour digestion reset from day to day.