Tokyo: An Australian personal trainer and nutritionist have shared her balanced daily food habits in a bid to explain why traditional ‘dieting’ isn’t the answer to weight loss. Ash Lane, from Queensland, helps clients achieve ‘evidence-based fat loss’ by encouraging them to hit their daily protein requirements, stick within their weekly calories, and train smart, not hard.
‘The best diet is the one you can stick to and see yourself doing for life. Adherence is king. The things it took to get you there, will be the thing it will take to keep you there,’ she told FEMAIL.
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She starts the day with a breakfast of plain Chobani yogurt with a scoop of protein powder, peanut butter, a chocolate brownie Fibre One bar, and tops this all with strawberries. At lunchtime, she’s a big fan of wraps, namely ones filled with shredded roast chicken breast and pesto with roast vegetables.
Ash describes it as high volume and low-calorie food that also tastes great, so you won’t be feeling overly full after polishing it off. If it’s a Friday, Ash is treating herself to a ham and pineapple pizza.
But during the week she enjoys burrito bowls with chicken and steak, stir-fried veggies like capsicum, onion, and zucchini with taco season or fajita seasoning, as well as fresh spinach leaves, some pre-cooked rice with salsa, avocado, and a dollop of Greek yogurt.
Her favorite snack throughout the day is a banana sliced up with peanut butter between a Caramilk twirl or two TimTams. ‘Anyone can cut calories in half and double their training to get a great eight-week result and a very marketable “before and after” photo for themselves,’ she said.
‘But what about after that? Where do you go when you’re eating super low calories and training your butt off and the results stop?’ Ash said that according to research the average person will binge or return to how they ate before, slowly putting the weight back on.
‘Sustainability is a better tool, as a sustainable program is a program that you will stick to, and by sticking to a well-designed program you will get results,’ she said. ‘These results will help you want to continue to train better than any short term motivation ever will.’
A question Ash gets asked all the time is “I need you to tell me what to eat and when” but she would never simply tell a client what to do, but instead teach them why and how certain methods work, so they know what to do in the future.
What does Ash eat every day?
Breakfast: Plain Chobani yogurt with a scoop of protein powder, peanut butter, a chocolate brownie Fibre One bar and tops this all with strawberries
Lunch: Shredded roast chicken breast wrap with pesto and roast vegetables
Dinner: Burrito bowls with chicken and steak, stir-fried veggies like capsicum, onion, and zucchini with taco season or fajita seasoning, as well as fresh spinach leaves, some pre-cooked rice with salsa, avocado, and a dollop of Greek yogurt. source