Everybody wants to know the secret to Fitmark Ambassador Lais DeLeon’s shapely figure. How does she do it? What does she eat in a day to stay trim? How hard does she train?
When it comes to diet and nutrition, we all have different needs, so it’s important to consult a healthcare professional or nutrition expert before radically changing your diet.
For fitness models, there’s usually a dieting cycle that shifts between maintaining and cutting, depending on your schedule and when you have a photo or video shoot booked. The same is true for fitness competitors.
In this video, Lais explains that she’s in a maintaining phase and is eating to maintain the lean muscle that she has obtained in the gym. This diet is high in protein and low in calories. She eats smart by including a veggie with every serving, which adds valuable vitamins and minerals, as well as natural fiber for digestion.
Another neat dieting trick is to eat a protein with each meal. Not only does this help the muscle to recover and repair, it stabilizes insulin levels and keeps you feeling fuller for longer.
“I never feel hungry or deprived and that’s super important for a sustainable diet.”
Lais doesn’t like to “eat the same things every day,” so instead of prepping her meals ahead of time, she preps the ingredients:
“I like to have veggies washed and prepped and organized in my fridge to make cooking my meals quick and easy for myself.”
Here is a quick look at the ingredients Lais uses for each meal on a typical day:
What I Eat In A Day – Lais DeLeon
Lemon water to aid digestion and rehydrate upon waking
- 4 fried eggs
- Red onions
- Wholewheat toasted English muffin
- 3 large strawberries
- Cup of black coffee
Meal 3 – Protein Smoothie
- Ice cubes
- Almond milk
- Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1/2 frozen banana
- Chicken pesto pasta
- Large serving green juice
Green chile chicken and veggie soup
Meal 7 (optional – to curb cravings at night)
Chicken and avocado salad
Meal 8 (optional – if Meal 7 doesn’t curb the cravings)
Frozen chocolate yogurt berry protein treats
Eight meals a day might seem like too much food, but Lais explains that if you train as hard as she does, then you need this kind of healthy high protein diet to maintain muscle and aid recovery.
If that sounds like you, then check out the recipes in the video and let us know your favorite.
Sport Your Lifestyle
The Fitmark Team