I hate when people think that a fitness model diet has to be boring and super restrictive! While yes, it is important to eat healthy and to stay in the best possible shape year round, I LOVE food! I firmly believe you can be in amazing shape, follow a fairly regimented fitness model diet, but also that you can have flexibility eating and that it is possible to embrace new foods. This is all part of finding balance for a healthy lifestyle.
When I am not actively preparing for a photo shoot, I maintain a healthy overall eating plan (more or less a year round fitness model diet) that gives my body the nutrients it needs to function at its best. I keep my calories in the 1700-2200 range on any given day and I do not stress about ‘being perfect’. One of the most frequent questions I am asked is… what do you really eat? Well, here is what I had yesterday. My goal is to enjoy my food, listen to my body and to make sure I have the energy to take on any task that the day may bring.
Julie Lohre’s Fitness Model Diet
Total Calories: 1746
Macros: 36% Protein – 35% Carbs – 28% Healthy Fats
9:30 am Snack – Protein Shake
1 scoop Ultimate Muscle Protein Graham Cracker
1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (30 cals)
My Homemade Tofu Curry + 4 oz shrimp
My Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies
8 oz Glass of Almond Milk & Coffee
6 oz Grilled Chicken Breast
1 TBSP Olive Oil
2-3 cups Mixed Vegetables