Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Jillian Michaels. The celebrity trainer spent 10 years on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” coaching contestants to reach their fitness and weight loss goals. She’s also starred in countless sweat-inducing fitness DVDs and has authored several books, including Slim for Life: My Insider Secrets To Simple, Fast, And Lasting Weight Loss. As you’d expect, the busy entrepreneur and mom of two makes healthy eating a top priority.
Here, Micheals shares with YouBeauty a typical day’s menu:
Breakfast: Eggs and toastMichaels likes to mix things up each morning, reaching for a range of easy, healthy eats including eggs and toast and yogurt with fruit. But in general, she always aims to get a good balance of complex carbs, healthy fats and lean protein in every meal.
Lunch: Grilled shrimp tacosA couple of Michaels’ favorite lunch choices include grilled shrimp tacos and a grilled veggie sandwich. “This is where I generally get my grains for the day,” she said. “I don’t like to eat grains before bed.”
Snack: Jerky“A rule of thumb for me is to keep my snacks around 200-300 calories,” said Michaels. “I look for things that will sustain me and keep me going strong through the crash period that comes around mid-afternoon. I’m also really busy so I need things I can take with me.
” Michaels keeps KRAVE Jerky in Sweet Chipotle on hand, which is all-natural and has only 90 calories per serving. “KRAVE has really turned jerky from what was an unappealing, leathery, preservative-laden snack into something guiltless and satisfying that I look forward to snacking on.
Dinner: Coconut-poached halibut with roasted Brussels sproutsFor dinner, Michaels is all about loading up on greens and lean protein, such as coconut-poached halibut with roasted Brussels sprouts or a spinach salad with goat cheese and walnuts. “Since I am often eating this meal at home I have a bit more control,” she said. “I try to avoid carbs at night in order to maximize my body’s release of fat burning hormones like human growth hormone.”