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Samantha’s nutrition program is simple and effective. It’s also full of food that actually tastes good! Just like she programs her workouts, Samantha programs her nutrition so the macros aren’t always the same. Her meal plan goes hand-in-hand with her goals. Whether she’s trying to lean down for a competition or build some muscle in the off-season, she knows the right combination of food to help her reach her best self. Here’s her plan!
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Nutrition For Life
Samantha’s nutrition plan consists of clean food that makes her mind and body feel good and complements the huge amount of effort she puts in to her exercise regimen.”They say you can’t out-exercise a bad diet. I think that’s totally true,” she says. “Nutrition transforms how you feel, how you perform in the gym, and how you look.” To Samantha, nutrition is not only vital to her success as a bikini competitor, but also to her general health and well-being.
“I believe in balance,” she says. “I don’t think you need to go to any extremes to reach your goals.” Samantha practices what she preaches. She eats smaller-portioned clean meals every 2-3 hours. She prepares her food for the week so she doesn’t have to worry about how much to eat or when, and has a solid macronutrient profile for fat loss and muscle-building.
“Eating food that you enjoy will help you stick to your nutrition plan you’re on for a long time.”
“Having a healthy relationship with food is important to me,” says Samantha. Sometimes, it’s too easy to have negative associations with food, particularly if that food is considered “bad for you.” Samantha maintains that she never wants to feel bad about the food she eats. “Sharing a delicious meal with a loved one, trying new foods, and liking taste with the emotion of an exciting event are all really positive things about food. I don’t want to miss out on any of those.”
Samantha has two great pieces of advice for anyone wanting to live a healthier life: Enjoy the food you eat and create a nutrition plan based around your goals. Eating food that you enjoy will help you stick to your nutrition plan you’re on for a long time. If you hate every meal that you eat, you won’t be able to eat them for long.
“I believe in making small changes and replacing old habits with new habits that will help you perform and feel better,” says Samantha. “Moderation is key!”
Samantha’s Meal Plan
- Egg Whites
4 egg whites (1 whole egg)
- Sugar Substitute (optional)
- Cinnamon (optional)
- Vanilla Extract (optional)
- Baking Powder (optional)
- Sugar-Free Syrup
Calories: 290 Fat: 2.2 g Carbs: 44 g Protein: 24 g
Calories: 210 Fat: 1.9 g Carbs: 19.6 g Protein: 25 g
- Shredded Chicken (spiced)
- Corn Tortillas
2 small tortillas
- Chopped Onion and Cilantro
1 fresh lime
- Sliced/Shredded Cabbage
- Rice Vinegar
- Salt and Pepper
Calories: 333 Fat: 4.5 g Carbs: 29.2 g Protein: 35.9 g
Calories: 240 Fat: 13.8 g Carbs: 8 g Protein: 22 g
- Meat (mix of chicken and flank steak)
- Mixed Veggies
- Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Calories: 393 Fat: 19.4 g Carbs: 24.8 g Protein: 29.8 g
- Mix all ingredients.
- Spray coffee mug with non-stick cooking spray.
- Pour ingredients into mug and cover with plastic wrap.
- Place in microwave 30-60 sec and top with peanut butter.
Calories: 308 Fat: 11.3 g Carbs: 15.6 g Protein: 36.4 g
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