Continuing our popular series of posts ‘What the Trainers Eat’ we now have a look at a typical day for Alex who was also kind enough to answer a few questions about his food! Lets take a look at a typical day first!
Breakfast (7:00am): 2 scrambled eggs, around 100g kangaroo mince, diced capsicum, diced mushroom, 1tbsp homemade mayonnaise, 1/2 rockmelon
Snack (10:30am): 2 hard-boiled eggs, carrots with 1tbsp peanut butter
Lunch (2:00pm): Tuna “stir fry” using mixed vegetables (usually broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, sugar snap peas, etc.) and 185g tin tuna. If tuna is not in oil I use a sesame oil dressing.
Snack (5:00pm): Shake with ice, rice milk, mixed berries, almonds, and protein powder.
Dinner (8:00pm): Almond meal “pizza” (pizza base made of almond meal, egg, oil, and dried herbs) topped with spinach, capsicum, mushroom, anchovies, and 175g meat (usually kangaroo or fish).
1)i) Have you always eaten this way? No, I haven’t always eaten this way.
ii) If no, what changed and what made you change? The main changes I made were to eliminate unfavourable carbohydrates (sugars, bread, pasta, rice, etc.) and to have protein, fats, and favourable carbs at every meal. What made me change was honestly joining Ignite as a client and enrolling in the 4-Week Intensive Weight Loss Program.
2) What’s you favourite:
i) Healthy Meal: My favourite healthy meal is Shiraz-braised beef cheeks…a great recipe and it takes time but it is a dish that impresses!
ii) Guilty Pleasure: My favourite guilty pleasure would have to be the sweets. Cakes, muffins, pancakes, etc. Definitely minimise them but have been guilty of finishing friends’ plates of pancakes on occasion!
3) What advice would you give to someone looking to drop some body fat? My advice to someone looking to drop some body fat is to prepare meals beforehand (I do a large lot of cooking on Sundays and usually Wednesday nights), and to lose the sweet tooth, especially in the morning. There’s no biological reason we need sweet muesli, muffins, doughnuts, etc. in the morning…think of it as you would lunch or dinner!