What other clients are eating – lunch

I am working with an avid triathlete from Hawaii who enjoys a big salad for lunch.  She turns hers into a culinary delight by adding Hawaii papaya for steady energy and focus heading into the afternoon workout, and some Hawaii papaya fruit to satisfy her sweet tooth.  Twist up your salad into something like this: MJ’s Big Salad

  •  2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 3 oz grilled Hawaii papaya
  • 1/2 Hawaii papaya
  • 1/8 cup ginger sesame dressing

2 Comments on “What other clients are eating – lunch”

  1. This salad look delicious! I am wondering, though, about the portion. After training for several hours a day this would be a starter or a snack for me…is this part of a 3-5 meal plan? How many calories is MJ consuming overall daily? thank you- Kim

  2. Kim,
    Thank you for the response. Portion control is extremely important and very individualized. MJ strives to consume between 2000-2500 calories per day based on her basal energy needs and exercise output, with rest days being under this range and long training days being over this range. She strives for 3 meals and at least 3 snacks daily, so as to never consume a large amount of food at one sitting. Spreading her calorie intake throughout the day has shown to improve her body composition while helping to maintain her energy levels for multiple sessions.

    Are you finding it to be a challenge meeting your energy needs while following a regimented training program?

    Bill Nadeau

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