Fitness queen and CEO of the Sweat empire Kayla Itsines has offered a look at her typical daily diet, and revealed why she doesn’t believe you should deprive yourself of any specific food group if you want to get lean fast.
The 29-year-old from Adelaide said she is a huge subscriber to the motto ‘a little of everything in moderation’, and so while she seeks to remain slim, she also doesn’t deprive herself of the foods she loves.
Kayla said she mainly follows a Mediterranean-style diet that is packed full of Greek foods from her heritage.
‘This means a wide variety of vegetable and fruit as snacks, and a good mix of vegetables, protein and carbohydrates in my meals,’ she wrote on her website.
Kayla said she also eats more than you might expect, because she is eating to ‘fuel’ her body for a day of workouts and training clients.
Fitness queen and CEO of the Sweat empire Kayla Itsines (pictured) has offered a look at her typical daily diet
The 29-year-old (pictured) from Adelaide said she is a huge subscriber to the motto ‘a little of everything in moderation’ and she follows a Mediterranean diet with plenty of Greek foods
For breakfast, Kayla said if she’s at home, she’ll often have ‘a lot of vegetables with two pieces of toast’.
This could be foods like tomatoes, capiscum, cucumber and avocado, which are all then drizzled with extra Virgin olive oil, fresh basil, dried oregano and salt and pepper.
‘I eat my toast with olive oil (yes, that’s even more olive oil – what can I say, I’m Greek!) as I prefer it to butter,’ the 29-year-old said.
Kayla added that she is lactose intolerant and so tries to limit her intake of dairy where possible.
She’ll add a cup of Turkish coffee to her breakfast at home.
If she’s out, Kayla said she loves to order scrambled eggs with chilli with a side of chilli kale as she ‘loves’ spicy food.
She is also known to get sauteed mushrooms, tomatoes and avocado with toast and a piccolo latte with dairy-free milk.
Lunch for the busy 29-year-old is ‘really simple’, and her go-to dish is a tuna salad packed full of vegetables (pictured)
‘It’s a healthy lunch you can make in under five minutes – just chop up the vegetables and basil and put them in your bowl, add tuna and dressing and you’re good to go!’ Kayla (pictured) said
Lunch for the busy 29-year-old is ‘really simple’, partly because she is often in the middle of working and needs to grab something healthy but delicious as quickly as possible.
‘If I’m at home, I’ll often make a quick tuna salad,’ Kayla said.
To replicate her go-to dish, all you need is some canned tuna, brown rice, fresh basil, cucumber, tomato, capsicum and red onion.
Kayla’s dressing is olive oil, dried oregano, balsamic vinegar, salt and cracked pepper.
‘It’s a healthy lunch you can make in under five