What I Eat. Every Day.
Yes, you read that correctly. I'm about to share with you all what I eat everyday; my New York diet! I rarely stray from it. Honestly, that doesn't have much to do with my fitness regimen or physique as much as it has to do with my limited taste palette (as my sister calls it). Even growing up, I took the same thing for lunch everyday-- a peanut butter (no jelly) sandwich, or maybe even two.
Now I know most of you aren't me. You probably couldn't eat the same thing for breakfast seven years in a row (yeah, that's me). But I don't count calories, I use my consistency to tweak my food intake and play with different things. I'm someone that enjoys systems in place that help me stay efficient, are easy to do manage on a day-to-day basis, and keep me sustainably consistent. Coming down to this diet wasn't a simple process: it took years of experimentation to get down to this regimen. I try and make better decisions about my diet as I become more and more educated-- with what oils I use to cook, the spices I use, to the substitutes I go after when I don't want complex carbs in my diet. When I discovered quinoa for myself, it was a game changer.
Also know that this is not torture for me; I enjoy every single thing I eat and I enjoy it consistently. I LOVE sweet potatoes, eggs, peanut butter, and oatmeal. But it took experimentation to figure out what I enjoyed eating that could also work for my lifestyle as a physique model and coach. I don't dehydrate my body before shoots or anything else extreme-- I use this diet and exercise to keep my lean physique as is year round. So without further ado, here it is, in exact order:
So that's my day's cycle of food! What're your thoughts? What do you notice or what comes to mind as you see what I eat or what goes into my meals? I'm working on actually showing the prepping process of a few of these meals (especially dinner since that's the most intricate anyway) so you'll get an understanding of what goes into them and how to cook. But note that there is no salt in any of these foods, except for the preservative amount in the chicken breast and beef. All I add is black pepper and cayenne pepper to my food since I like it spicy! Let me know your thoughts, comment below with questions or thoughts in general.
Hope this was useful for you! Keep building that regimen. Remember, you should enjoy what you eat AND it should be healthy for you AND sustainable. There's no point in having this diet for four days and eating garbage the other three. Lastly, understand that this is a process that takes time. Lifestyle changes are subtle, so embrace them with patience and have fun experimenting!