Over the past couple of months I have received a ton of messages asking what I personally eat on a daily bases especially now that I’m breastfeeding. So … I decided to share exactly what I’m eating to prepare for a photo shoot in October. Let me just start off by saying this shoot prep has been a lot different for me 1) I’m a very busy Mommy looking after a 5 month old 2) I am running a full time business with a lot of new expansions on the go, and 3) we just moved into a new home and no I do not have a Nanny. It has been crazy to say the least.
For the most part, I eat relatively well and fuel my body with the right nutrients from the very best food sources. I will incorporate lean animal proteins, complex carbohydrates, vegetables and healthy fats with each meal. I snack on a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds (in moderation), whole grain crackers and cheese or nut butter, veggies and hummus, Greek Yogurt, Protein Shakes (New Zealand Whey) and Whey Bars and I will indulge in ‘fun foods’ (also in moderation) like, ice cream, chocolate, chips and popcorn. My husband and I also go on a date 1-2 times per week for sushi, fresh authentic Italian pizza or a juicy steak at The Keg. I love food and I’m a huge believer in food flexibility. I also train hard and have created an environment where my metabolism is cooperative and body demands calories.
When it comes to preparing for a photo shoot I do get back to the basics and follow a structured program to tighten everything up. This time around I started 4 weeks before my schedule photo shoot. Usually this time frame is okay for me but since having my baby boy and being way more ‘squishy’ than I used to be as well as balancing the extra calories I need for breastfeeding I probably should have started a little earlier (sad face). The good thing is that I have been training consistently 6 weeks after having my son and my strength and endurance are pretty darn close to what they were (happy dance).
In a nutshell this is what I have been up to…
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Strength Training focusing mostly on compound movements – Squats, Deadlifts, Hip Thrusts, Chest Press, Pull Ups, Rows and Shoulder Press
Tuesday and Saturday – One of my Metabolic Circuits – 15 minutes MAX!
Thursday and Sunday – Active rest – Stroller Walking with my son – anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour.
|Meal 1 (Blueberry Pancake Recipe)||Meal 4|
|6 Egg Whites + 1 Whole Egg
50 g Oats
50 g Blueberries
1 tbsp. Chia Seeds
1/2 tsp Coconut Oil (Or cooking spray of choice)
|112 g Shrimp
95 g Brown Rice
3 Cups Spinach or Kale
½ tbsp. Coconut Oil
|Meal 2||Meal 5|
|1 Absolute Whey Bar (Delicious Cookie Dough) or 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt (2% Fat)
½ an Apple
|100 g Chicken Breast or Lean Steak
2-3 Cups – Choice of Veggies
½ tbsp. Coconut Oil
|Meal 3||PWO (Post Workout) (On Weight Training Days)|
|100 g Chicken Breast
125 g Sweet Potato
1-3 Cups – Choice of Veggies
|1 Scoop Absolute New Zealand Whey (22 g Protein)
2 Waffles with 1 tbsp. Maple Syrup or 1 tbsp Strawberry Jam
Blueberry Protein Pancake Recipe – For more recipes like these Download my STRONG LIKE MOMMY Ebook
- 6 Egg Whites + 1 Whole Egg
- 40 or 50 g of Oatmeal
- 50 g Blueberries
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Stevia
How to Make:
- Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl
- Heat a non-stick pan with cooking spray or coconut Oil on medium heat
- Pour pancake batter in and cook 3-5 minutes each side
- Eat with 1 tbsp Maple Syrup (Optional), by the way, I don’t have this when I tighten my diet up, like now.
Please remember that this nutrition program is specifically for me and my current goals. I do not believe in ‘cookie cutter’ plans, everyone is biologically different and there is no one size fits all types of program.
I am going to be sharing more of my journey about getting my body back after childbirth, breastfeeding and being an incredibly #busymom. I have been busy coming up with quick and easy recipes and quick and easy workouts to #LoseTheBabyWheight because I know more than anything that time is of the essence being a Mommy. Stay tune! 🙂