Heather Wilson - What the nutritionists eat - Women's Health & Fitness

Heather Wilson, celebrity nutritionist and wellness 
consultant

“I’m conscious of what I put into my body. Food is medicine and to feel our best and have that ‘glow’, it needs to come from within. This means eating foods that will help establish the body’s hormones, balance sugar levels, give us energy and allow us to sleep well.

I make sure my supplemental protein shakes come from a clean source of protein – no fillers, steroids, artificial flavours, etc. I avoid buying over-the-counter proteins and instead choose pharmaceutical-grade products that have been tested for things like lead and arsenic. My must-have inclusion is an Optimal Cleanse shake within an hour of waking. This is how I take care of myself and get my clean source of protein and carbohydrates while releasing some of the toxins I know I will face throughout the day. Continuing to eat every three hours or supplementing with the Optimal Nutrition protein shake really helps balance my blood sugar level throughout the day. I have eliminated gluten, corn, sugar, soy and dairy. It’s a great idea to eliminate these foods so you can actually pinpoint different food allergies and reactions that may be causing you issues. I have found that each time I do the Optimal cleanse, I can pinpoint and learn something new about myself and how strongly different foods affect me. My other rituals, along with my shakes, are lymphatic skin brushing, acupuncture and cupping.”

WEEKDAY
Breakfast: 2 scoops of Optimal Protein Powder with 120 ml of rice milk, ½ cup of organic frozen fruit, 113 g of Greek yoghurt, ½ a teaspoon of stevia and cinnamon sprinkled on top
Morning tea: Power cake – one rice cake with 1 tablespoon of raw sunflower seed butter, topped with sliced fruit
Lunch: Optimal Cleanse shake
Afternoon tea: Home-made turkey jerky with sliced apples
Dinner: Chicken quinoa (170 g cubed chicken, prepared with chicken stock), with onion, bell pepper, garlic, basil, sea salt and pepper

WEEKEND
Breakfast: Oatmeal with 237 ml of rice milk, peaches, walnuts, with stevia and cinnamon sprinkled on top
Morning tea: Optimal Cleanse shake
Lunch: Turkey wrap – brown rice tortilla, hummus, arugula, 113 g of ground turkey and avocado slices
Afternoon tea: Dark chocolate Optimal Protein Bar or rice crackers with home-made garlic and olive hummus
Dinner: Grilled halibut with fresh-squeezed pink grapefruit juice, garlic, cilantro, grape seed oil and vegetable stir-fry