What a Nutritionist REALLY eats
Low carb, no carb, low fat, paleo or vegan - Eating healthy can be challenging. Ever wondered what a nutritionist eats?
Women’s Best Nutritionist and Fitness Expert Iris Pohl tried to keep a food diary for one day and reveals what she eats when no one's looking.
When I wake up:
I drink a big glass of warm water to boost my digestion and metabolism.
After I check my mails I usually start my day with a green smoothie.
I prefer a handful of spinach, one apple, cucumber, chia seeds and spirulina powder.
I also eat some oatmeal with almond milk, cinnamon and raisins or an omelet with two eggs and tomatoes. I’m a coffee lover, so it’s nearly impossible for me to start my day without a big mug of coffee with soy or almond milk. Sometimes I drink green tea instead.
I always carry water with me, so I probably drink about 3 or 4 liters a day.
If I get hungry I usually eat what I am craving for (your body tells you exactly what it needs). I usually snack on a piece of fruit and cut veggies with hummus or nuts.
Lunch is the most important meal for me. At this time of the day I need something hearty and filling like a big bowl of quinoa, olive oil, tomatoes, rocket, cucumbers, avocado and feta cheese. After dinner I like to eat a couple of dried dates or figs.
Coffee Break/Tea Time/Snack:
Now I need some caffeine (coffee or green tea) to get my energy back and to beat the afternoon slump.
If I’m hungry I eat a piece of fruit, veggies or two bars of dark chocolate with raw nuts.
Following a tough training session, the body needs high quality protein to repair body tissues and to start the process of building stronger muscles. Recent studies suggest taking in around 20 grams of protein within 30 minutes after exercising (that gives the body the nutrients it needs to start its recovery). I prefer a Women’s Best Slim Shake, because it contains natural ingredients only and is sweetened with stevia. My favorite flavor is strawberry.
I love to have some grilled fish with roasted or steamed veggies and avocado.
I like to drink peppermint tea before bedtime (it can help with digestion and fights cravings). I usually don't have a midnight snack and I don't recommend it, but if you're feeling hungry then you should eat something - in this case, protein is your best bet before bed.