Abs are made in the kitchen

Seeing change in your body is 80% nutrition. Too often people think they can work out twice a day every day and get the body they desire. But like the saying goes “abs are made in the kitchen “, is true. I could be kicking butt in the gym, but if my diet is slacking so, are my results. Here is what my typical day of eating looks like:

Never skip breakfast! Typically, I will either have a bowl of oatmeal or a protein bar in the morning before my workout.

Post workout is usually my biggest meal. I will either go for the Sweet Potato Crusted Chicken or the Steak Fajitas with Guacamole from Ideal Nutrition. You want this meal to be high in protein and high in carbs.

My next meal is usually a protein shake. My favorite recipe: ice, two scoops of protein, 1 cup almond milk, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, half a banana and one square of dark chocolate.

Dinner is something smaller, like the Jerk Chicken from Ideal Nutrition. You do generally want your meals to get smaller throughout the day. However, your biggest meal should always be post workout.

Lastly, in the evening I will have some things small, like the Turkey with Avocado from Ideal or a bagel thin with some turkey.

I will also drink roughly 80 ounces of water throughout the day!

Many times when you think you’re hungry, you’re just thirsty. You should always have an 8-ounce glass of water before your meals.

To keep your metabolism up and running throughout the day, be sure to eat every 2 to 3 hours!

Your diet should be an overall healthy balanced lifestyle. Try to avoid crash or fad diets Generally, whatever way you lose from the diet you will gain right back once you go back to your normal way of eating. Therefore, I suggest an overall balanced diet, something you can keep up for life.

Health is a lifestyle. So, treat it as such. Find what works for you and stick with it! Experiment. If you want to try counting your macros, we have done a blog post in the past on how to do so! That has proven most effective for me. I count macros Monday through Friday and do a little more of a flexible diet through the weekend.

Luckily, Ideal Nutrition is full of healthy food options and has your macros right on the meals for you! once you clean up your diet, I promise you’ll see the results you crave.