Want to know exactly what fitness models eat? Cover model Theresa Jenn Lopetrone shares her diet plan.
Note: “I usually rotate my protein, vegetables and carbs; except on the weekends I have a glass or two of wine, one to two meals out, and a Quest bar.I may have a slice of cheesecake or go out for a burger and fries or steak dinner, it all depends what I am in the mood for.”
Option A. Smoothie (1 scoop protein, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 scoop greens, 1 tsp maca powder, 1 tbsp chia seeds, ground flax seeds, or hemp hearts, 3/4 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 banana, 2 cups fresh spinach and handful ice. Water and a double espresso.
Option B. OR Protein Pancakes – blend 1 scoop protein powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, 4.5 egg whites, 1/2 banana, stevia, 16 g walnuts, 2 tbsp 1% cottage cheese, 1/4 cup oats
9 egg whites, 1 slice sprouted grain bread. Water and single espresso.
12 raw almonds, 1 BabyBel Light cheese, 1 bell pepper. Water and green tea.
Extra lean ground turkey, quinoa, and broccoli, baby carrots, cucumber slices, 1 banana. Water and green tea.
Extra lean ground beef, broccolislaw or asparagus, and brown rice, grape tomatoes and water.
Chicken or fish and steamed vegetables, 1 tbsp all peanut butter or coconut butter. Water and herbal tea (usually Celestial ‘Sleepytime tea’).
Any food rules?
I’ve disproved a lot of ‘common knowledge’ about the dietary measures required to make physical changes. One is that you need to give up dairy; I’m Italian and naturally I love cheese. You do need to be aware of what types of cheese you eat and the amount. But if you choose a light cheese like BabyBel Light you can work one portion in every day.
In fact, you can even have yourself a clean grilled cheese sandwich if you like! Like everything, you can still eat those richer cheeses on occasion and in moderation. You can also drink wine and your fav cocktails in moderation while still meeting your goals, but if you have more drinks than you need, you run the risk of overeating.