In addition to being a SHAPE contributing editor and weight-loss coach blogger, I’m the sports nutrition consultant for the New York Rangers NHL team and the Tampa Bay Rays MLB team, a book author, and I privately counsel clients in New York, Los Angeles, and long-distance. Because my schedule is so busy, I faithfully follow the eating plan from my latest book S.A.S.S! Yourself Slim, which means that every meal is constructed as a ‘5-piece puzzle’ from fixed portions of produce, a whole grain, lean protein, plant-based fat, and natural seasonings (no counting of calories, grams, points, etc.). This strategy provides structure, balance, and perfect portions, but also lots of flexibility, so from meal to meal I can include foods, flavors, or textures I’m in the mood for and enjoy what’s in season.
Read on for an inside look at a typical day in my diet.