Ever wonder what a pro triathlete eats in a day? I’ve posted in the past showing everything I consume in a day, but I thought I would make a video to actually show what all I eat. Here are some of the things I need to follow when I’m in heavy training, or else it’s a slippery slope to either being under fueled or burnt out. A big thanks to the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. That course gave me the tools and knowledge I was lacking as an athlete to fine tune my cooking skills and how I view nutrition both as an athlete and simply day to day life.
- I almost always start my day out with a huge breakfast. It sets me up and gives me the energy I need to start my first training session. My go to is usually scrambled eggs with lots of veggies and spices as well as a monster smoothie. Always put a source of fat in your smoothies, you won’t believe how long lasting energy it will give you. Lot’s of people like avocados for their fat source, but I prefer coconut oil.
- Smoothies, smoothies, smoothies! When I’m training lots, I can have up to 3 in a day, sometimes even more. It’s such an easy and fast way to get in all the fuel and nutrients that I need. If I’m strapped for time because I have a workout coming up soon and I need to eat, a smoothie is a great way to get what you need without feeling heavy like you would if you had ate a full meal. Smoothies are almost always my go to recovery drink as well. A protein powder or hemp hearts are usually what I use for post workout recovery. When I can’t make it home quickly after a workout to make my smoothie, I’ll use Recoverite from Hammer Nutrition.
- Snacks are what keep me going throughout the day. I don’t put a limit on the amount of snacks I have. I am pretty good at knowing how much my body needs through any given day and if that means unlimited snacks…then I eat a LOT of snacks! Anything from sliced veggies with hummus, fruit, homemade cookies, nuts, seeds, etc.