This visual food diary reveals every bite she ate during a 24-hour period.
Mitzi Dulan, RD, America's Nutrition Expert®, is one busy woman. As a mom, co-author of The All-Pro Diet, and owner of Mitzi Dulan's Adventure Boot Camp, the nationally recognized nutrition and fitness expert needs high energy levels throughout the day. In addition to three well-balanced meals, she stays invigorated by munching on wholesome snacks like sliced almonds.
"I really focus on eating clean foods that taste great but also satisfy," Dulan says. "I drink water all day. I just try to keep it close to me throughout the day and refill as needed."
"I ate a bowl of Quaker oatmeal. I add cinnamon, honey, and a few dried tart cherries. I mix it with 1-percent organic milk to boost the protein. Oats are a whole grain, so they're higher in fiber, protein, and other nutrients. Cinnamon is a spice high in antioxidants so I try to add more to my diet whenever possible."
"A mini chocolate-covered cherry smoothie. I use grass-fed chocolate whey protein powder with frozen tart cherries and 3/4 c. organic 1 percent milk. It's the perfect carb/protein combination for a post-workout drink and the tart cherries are an anti-inflammatory. It also helps give me a chocolate fix!"
"A sandwich consisting of three slices of natural deli ham, sliced Hass avocado, sliced tomato, spicy mustard on a whole-wheat sandwich thin, and a side of broccoli. This is one of my go-to lunches that's super quick, easy, nutritious, delicious, and satisfying. The creaminess of the avocados tastes great and provides nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, while the ham provides a lean protein."
"Sliced almonds while working at my desk. I love almonds because of the crunch, protein, and fiber. They satisfy, too!"
"Whole-wheat spaghetti with Laura's Lean Ground Beef added to a marinara sauce; again, I like to make sure I get a good source of protein at every meal and a whole grain. The beef is raised without antibiotics or hormones."