As a health coach, I work with clients to create a personal plan that works for them and their health goals. For my own diet, I choose to eat a diet that fits my lifestyle and health needs. I focus on including a large variety of whole foods and well balanced in proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
People often ask me what I eat! I thought it would be fun to share an example of my typical daily diet.
A Day in the Life of a Health Coach
When I wake up, I drink a cup of warm water with stevia and lemon—it’s a great way to rehydrate your body after a night of sleep, as well as kick-start your liver and digestive system. Before heading to the gym, I will have a homemade pumpkin protein bar. I never train fasted since weight lifting is the majority of my workout.
I start my morning routine with my apple cider vinegar tonic. I mix 1 TBS ACV with a glass of water and stevia. Breakfast is usually my protein packed pancakes with a side of turkey or chicken sausage with sautéed cabbage, kale or spinach. I have one 20oz mug of coffee in the morning with either unsweetened almond milk or vanilla stevia. Coffee has been shown to be beneficial in reducing depression, and possibly lowers the risk for Alzheimer’s.
I usually get hungry mid-morning. My snacks average anywhere between 150-200 calories and include some protein and fat to stabilize my blood sugar. Some examples of quick snacks are: Quest Bars, Banana or apple with nut butter, small container of Greek yogurt with a tablespoon of nut butter.
Lunch is one of my larger meals and always includes a protein source and a serving of carbohydrates. My meal consists largely of vegetables, a chicken or turkey burger in a wrap or low carb bagel or bread.
I can’t make it to dinner without a small afternoon snack. I may do a protein bar, yogurt or a snack bag of almonds.
Dinner is often very similar to lunch with lots of vegetables and a serving of protein. It’s not unusual to see Salmon, Cod or some seafood on my plate. I may have a small serving of sweet potatoes, black beans, brown rice or quinoa to round off the meal.
I love my sweets however I’ve found ways to make them work in a healthier way! I often have a bowl of frozen homemade protein yogurt or PROYO as I affectionately call it. Cottage cheese is also a favorite of mine- I’ll mix it with a tablespoon of nut butter. This is an ideal choice before bed since it contains casein which is a slow digesting protein and will keep your stomach from rumbling through the night.
So there it is! That is a typical day of meals for me. Keep in mind, this is what works for me and my personal health goals!
What does a typical day of eats look like for you? What are some of your favorite healthy snacks?