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Jessica Sicoly's diet secrets

On eating well
I concentrate on eating whole, unprocessed, real foods. My diet staples are fresh berries (I love blueberries and raspberries), large flake oats, eggs, chicken, quinoa, and loads and loads of fresh vegies of all kinds, shapes and sizes (I love squash and pumpkin).

I stay disciplined with my nutrition and fitness by cooking! I love trying new recipes and creating things my fiancé and I enjoy. When you enjoy the food you eat, you don’t have the desire to ‘stray’ and binge on terrible food. As soon as you label food as a ‘diet’ food, I feel that sense of ‘cheating’ becomes automatic.

On treat meals
I definitely do allow myself to enjoy some time off from training, taking adequate rest when needed and allowing myself to enjoy foods that aren’t ‘clean’. I don’t like being super restrictive with my diet, because then I’m more prone to crave those sugary salty foods.

I find that making sure my meals consist of healthy proteins (meat, eggs, legumes), healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates (including fruit, veggies and whole grains) usually does the trick to get me back on plan. My favourite treat food is ice cream!