The number one question I get in the health and fitness world is “What should I eat?”.
I mean, there’s not even a close second!
So in the interest of helping you fine people navigate nutrition while still pursuing your career with all your might, below is a detailed layout of what a day of healthy eating looks like.
I want to make this as easy as possible, so I will break this down into 3 meals, then snack ideas.
Obviously your size and goals largely determine how much you should eat, but the food selections are typically the same.
The Ultimate Entrepreneur Diet
(DISCLAIMER: Please consult your physician before starting any new diet program. This is not intended to treat or cure any illnesses, ailments, or injuries. These are guidelines that most people with no contraindications can follow to move towards a healthier lifestyle.)
Sample #1: Eggs (I usually do a mix of whole and whites), whole grain toast w/ butter, fruit
Sample #2: Protein shake consisting of protein powder (whey, hemp, pea), banana, almond milk or regular milk, fruit, spinach
Sample #3: Kodiak waffles, greek yogurt (Oikos Triple Zero)
Sample #1: Grilled steak, roasted potatoes, raw veggies
Sample #2: Rotisserie chicken, greek yogurt, raw veggies (it’s a theme😉)
Sample #3: Sandwich…whole grain bread, nitrate/nitrite-free lunch meat, a slice of cheese, mustard, lettuce, tomato, easy on the mayo, side of fruit
Sample #1: Grilled chicken salad, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, literally any other veggies you want, shredded cheese, roasted pecans, oil & vinegar dressing
Sample #2: Salmon filet, rice, steamed/grilled veggies
Sample #3: Pork tenderloin, roasted sweet potato, side salad
-Protein bars (keep under 250 calories, make sure it’s not just a glorified Snickers bar!)
-Lenny & Larry cookie (pay attention to what constitutes a portion)
-Fruit & veggies
-Raw nuts (measure them according to serving size, I promise you will eat too much if you don’t)
-Greek yogurt (also a theme😉)
Now, this may all seem simple, and that’s the point. I hear so many people complain about not having time to prep food, not having time to eat during the day, not having time to blah blah blah.
Most of the choices above are either things you can cook in bulk in a short amount of time, or require nothing more than just buying them and eating/heating them up.
No matter what, you will spend time eating. Whether it’s cooking, going to a restaurant, even taking the time to order food and have it delivered.
If your health is truly important, you will take the time to organize your eating.
The time you invest now can save you thousands of dollars in the future.
Not only will good health save you money, but it will also allow you to enjoy all the things you work so hard for on a daily basis, instead of spending your hard-earned money on doctors and prescription meds.
Nutrition is about making BETTER choices more consistently.
I encourage you to use the above samples as a template to better eating. If you’d like more ideas on crafting simple, healthy meals, click the link below to download my Kitchen Rescue Pack, a fantastic resource you’ll find yourself going back to time and time again.