What I Eat In A Day
I’ve had many people ask me lately, just what do I eat in a day. I teach in my 21 day plan to listen to your body; and eat a well rounded diet with everything in moderation. I tend to alternate between a few go to’s to make my life easier. Especially when it comes to breakfast and lunch, I like to have some of my favorites on hand. Dinner’s I get a bit more flexible with and vary them more often.
Today I woke up and had my favorite Greek yogurt parfait. I layer walnuts, flax seeds and a little bit of fiber one with strawberries, blueberries and 2% plain Greek yogurt. Sprinkle it with cinnamon and have a cup (or two) of black coffee on the side. Having protein in the morning to keep me fueled through to lunch is a must.
Next up I have my open-faced turkey sandwich. I like to roll up 3 to 4 turkey slices and sprinkle them with turmeric, cayenne, and black pepper. Serve them with baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, and hummus. Another idea is a good piece of organic peasant bread with mashed avocado and sea salt. I often also have a kombucha at lunch.
Snack time around 3 or 4pm, I usually always have a spoonful of peanut butter with an apple. If I’m on the go, I may throw a protein bar in my bag or grab a quick protein shake. I seriously love nut butters, though, and find they provide the perfect amount of healthy fat, protein and carb to keep me feeling energized and not hungry until dinner.
Dinner’s are often a piece of fish with roasted sweet potatoes and a green veggie, such as broccoli or brussel sprouts. Tonight I had a piece of cod roasted with a side of sweet potato discs and broccoli. I roast all in the oven at 450 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes. You can spray olive oil on the veggies and rub a teaspoon on the fish. I salt and pepper all to taste and volia!
I try and keep things simple; but I also love the way clean eating feels. I don’t eat much if any processed foods, but I also never pass up dessert! I love to put a Siggi’s yogurt in the freezer and chill it, then serve with blackberries and raspberries and usually a small square of dark chocolate. Enjoy a small glass of red wine on occasion as well!
Listen to you body
If you find these eating logs helpful, let me know! I am happy to share more. I think it is so important to listen to you body. Once you start eating healthy, you will naturally crave nutrient dense foods. When you slow down and enjoy your meal, you rarely overeat.
My plan asks you to think about what I call the 4 W’s: What, When. Where and Why. What are you eating and when are you eating it. Is it breakfast first thing in the morning, or a doughnut because you saw it at work? Where are you eating and why? Is it in your kitchen because you’re hungry for dinner and you’ve cooked a healthy meal, or are you eating in front of the television late at night because you’re stressed.
Stick with 3 meals a day and a few healthy snacks (or small treat) and you’ll always feel and look your best. Don’t underestimate how smart your body is. Many people can eat carbs, dairy, etc in the right portions. If you have a true dairy or gluten allergy, there are plenty of healthy options these days as well to substitute if need be. It’s fun to see what other’s eat and this way of eating truly works well for me and can for you as well!
Checkout my 21 Day Plan for some more food options!
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is the star of over 100 videos, a contributing editor at Health Magazine and a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. Kristin also appears frequently on television. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!