Nutritionist Eats #fooddiary
Im so excited to write a post. Ive been avoiding this for a while, always have some excuse. If it wasn't for a few beautiful strangers that messaged me with questions and requests, I would have continued this lazy love hate relationship with the blog.
Ok, now that Im here and committed, lets talk about FOOD!
By the looks of my blog and Instagram (valerialipovetsky) I know it seems like I eat super clean and healthy all the time. But that's social media, and we all know how much of a perfect bubble that is.
In my day to day I try to follow the 80/20 rule (although at times it can be 70/30) . I try to eat clean and home made food 80%-70% of the time and the rest I let myself indulge. Usually on the weekends or nights out.
I thought sharing my weekly meals and some info about the workout will give a clearer picture of my routine. Im considering to make it a bi-weekly post, Would love to hear back from you if this kind of post be something you can benefit from :)
Pre workout snack:
I almost always have to eat before my workout (1.5 hours before at least) so I could have enough energy to get through it. The only time I skip it is if I do yoga or very low intensity pilates (which I rarely do). My staple go to pre workout is fruit (usually banana or apple) with 1 tsp almond butter/peanut butter. I started drinking coffee again after a 2.5 years break, and I have to say Im looking forward to it every morning. I love the way I feel during boxing class with that caffeine high. I have my coffee with almond milk and 1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar (sometimes I skip the sugar).
This combo gives me the right amount of carbs to sustain energy and kill my workout.
Workout: 1 hour intense kickboxing. Ive been hooked since I tried it for the first time 7 months ago. I have seen the biggest change in my body from boxing. Up until then I was doing barre and occasional pilates.
Post workout shake
After my workout I right away go home to get my protein shake (I rotate 2-3 different combos- which I usually post on Instagram,Snapchat), Im really consistent with fuelling my body 30-40 min after workout so my body could build muscle. On this particular day I had too many errands to run so I ran into a health food store to grab a smoothie, This one was similar to what I make at home. It had: unsweetened almond milk, protein powder, maca powder, frozen bluberries and almond butter.
Official Breakfast/Lunch! This one is easy, healthy and filling. Rye toast with avocado, chilli flakes and some sea salt with a side of 2 scrambled eggs with onion.
Late afternoon Snack
I love Hummus! It has so much protein and its an easy thing to pack while Im on the go. This one is beet hummus, first time trying it, loved it. I usually pair it with handful amount of crackers and some carrot sticks
Brown rice, stir fried tofu, corn, kidney beans, avocado, green onion topped with cheese, bbq sauce and chilli flakes. MY FAVOURITE.
After dinner I usually have a cup of flavoured tea (almond biscotti is the best) or ill make some chocolate covered almonds!
**This is one of those days where you are so busy you feel lucky to have remembered to eat at all. I usually have 1 more meal in between thats considered as lunch.**