My diet is about 80% clean in the 'off season' to ensure I stay in shape all year round. My food intake changes consistently depending on my schedule or weather I am competing but generally I will eat anywhere between 30 & 45 grams of protein with every meal such as red meat, chicken, fish, cottage cheese and whey protein.
I normally have four starchy carbohydrate meals per day such as basmati rice, brown rice, sweet potato or kumara, whole meal pasta & tortilla wraps. Being an International Flight Attendant, I am sometimes required to work through the night and the flight may be as long as 14 hours! In these circumstances I will always pack an extra carbohydrate meal or two to ensure I have the energy to perform the work.
Fibrous carbohydrates are consumed with almost every meal and these include broccoli, green beans, spinach leaves, celery and asparagus. If I am ever hungry after a meal, I will add another cup of fibrous carbohydrates to satisfy! I simply can't get enough of my greens :)
When eating a low calorie diet it is very important to keep up your essential fats. Fats and oils are a concentrated source of energy and are necessary for good health and fitness. Without fat, vital organs will lack cushion, nails may become brittle, you could even start to loose your hair, or at the very least sheen and lusture. To avoid this from happening I will often add some avocado, udos oil, flaxseeds/flaxseed oil to my diet.
To avoid cravings and sugar intake I will always eat anywhere between two & four hours. My meals are small and spread throughout the day. I may add one or two protein shakes if I am on the run but I try to stay away from protein bars. I believe there is no better fix than a well balanced and nutritious diet so plan your day ahead, pack all meals then you won't find yourself binging on the unnecessary!
My basic daily supplement intake consists of Multi Vitamin, Antioxidant, BCAA, Arginine, Fish Oil, Whey Protien Isolate, L-Carnitine, Creatine, ZMA & Glutamine. All of my clients receive an exclusive FFF discount when purchasing their supplements from Australian Sports Nutrition. Email me for more information.
I train anywhere between 4 - 6 days per week. My workouts consist of a 20-40 minutes cardio session and one - two body part weights workout. My programs change consistently to ensure I am always challenged and closer to show time, I incorporate track workouts & plyometrics into my routine to help create a more streamlined Figure Physique.
Dream, believe and you will Succeed...We all have dreams that we hope become a reality but in order to succeed we must have goals. The first time I stepped on stage in 2003, I knew I wanted to be an Olympian. I never gave up on that dream and worked hard to fulfill and exceed all expectations. After 20 International Professional contests, I can honestly say that I am proud of my accomplishments. Honored to be the first Australasian female to have achieved such greatness in this sport. Having placed 4th in the world as an amateur and now ranked 12th in the world Professional Figure (still Australia's highest placings to date), is simply a dream come true. My advice to all of you is to believe in yourself and follow your dreams. Anything is possible if you put your heart and mind to it. I had a dream and went for it......you can too.