What I eat
What I eat in a day varies accordingly to my training and lifestyle. When I was training at the gym 4 to 5 times a week, my diet was different from what it is now that I’m training less often. The main difference however is not in the kind of food I eat but rather in how much of it I eat! I needed more calories while I was training at the gym than I do now for two reasons: my goal was to add muscle and my energy expenditure level was higher (due to the increased amount of intense training).
Either way, my diet is pretty simple and consists mostly in eating healthy, nutrient-dense foods. Here’s what a typical vegetarian day looks like for me:
- Breakfast: oats, soy milk, chia seeds (+ protein shake when training at the gym)
- Lunch: rice, tofu, vegetables
- Dinner: quinoa, tofu (or fish very occasionally), vegetables
- Snacks: avocado & egg toast, Greek yogurt, dark chocolate (1 square/day), rice cakes with peanut butter, banana (+ protein shake when training at the gym)
Please keep in mind that what matters is not to know how many calories I eat so you can eat the same amount (we’re all too different and there are many factors that determine how many calories someone should eat based on their goals), but rather where my calories come from. You can totally copy my diet but you just want to make sure it’s adapted to you in terms of how much of each group of food you eat!