See every bite she ate, including a dinner out that might surprise you!
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.
Each day I mix it up with different toppings, but this salad structure leaves me feeling nourished, energized, and satisfied, and I don’t get hungry again for about another four hours. I love to play food stylist when I’m preparing meals at home. I think it’s important because we eat with our eyes too—I believe the aesthetic ups the satisfaction factor.
It’s so good I don’t want it to end, and the addition of the oats and almond butter make it extremely hearty and filling. I savor every sip and love knowing that I won’t be hungry again until dinner.
I love Chipotle’s ‘food with integrity’ philosophy, commitment to quality and sustainability, and their fresh brewed, unsweetened iced tea is yummy.