Ever wonder what a nutritionist eats on a daily basis? Here, we’ve documented a day in the life of PFC Fitness Camp’s Nutrition Directer, Jessica Janc so you can see how she maintains a healthy diet throughout her busy lifestyle!
The Nutritionist: Jessica Janc is a recognized Sports Nutritionist, Clinical Nutritionist, and is currently the Nutrition Director of PFC Fitness Camp.
Upon Waking: When I wake up in the morning, I have 1 Tbsp. Apple cider vinegar mixed in room temperature water to alkalize my body and help with digestion. Then I have decaf coffee with coconut milk creamer, delicious!
Breakfast: After my early morning workout, I have a green protein drink every morning that consists of Spinach, kale, parsley, cucumber, celery, ginger, lemon, a green apple, my omega 3’s, whey protein powder, lecithin granules, Vitamin C, and water. I put this in my Nutribullet or Vitamix and make a green drink. It is delicious! The benefits of this smoothie: It gives me energy all day, assures me that I’m getting all of my greens in for the day, its chalked full of vitamins, and it tastes good. Adding the protein and fiber really helps me to stay full much longer! I feel so healthy starting my day with a green drink.
Mid-morning Snack: My mid-morning snack is usually almonds with an apple or berries.
Lunch: Lunch is usually a chicken salad with lots of veggies, nuts, feta cheese and my own dressing made up of 1 tsp. coconut oil and 1 tsp. of apple cider vinegar. My other favorite lunch is chicken or turkey sausage with a baked sweet potato and brussels sprouts. Yum!
Afternoon Snack: My afternoon snack can vary. I love my brown rice cakes with almond butter snack; that hits my sweet tooth. Sometimes I’ll have greek yogurt with berries, celery with almond butter, kale chips, or Whole Foods delicious turkey jerky. Later, if I need a pick me up in the afternoon I reach for a kombucha, which is filled with probiotics, enzymes and B Vitamins. It gives me the energy I need to run the kids around to their different sports!
Dinner: With dinner I like to mix it up. I have twin girls that can be picky at times so I try different recipes to find things that they like. It always consists of chicken, turkey burgers, ground turkey, salmon or grass fed steak. We usually make tacos with corn tortillas (or my gluten free tortillas) or we just grill on the BBQ. We always have a salad or steamed vegetables with our meal and have either brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat couscous, or sweet potato. I have gotten into the crock pot a lot lately which is nice because after a busy day we can come home and dinner will be ready. There are a lot of really healthy crock pot recipes out there now! I love it!
Dessert: If after dinner I get a sweet craving, I will have a square of 80% dark chocolate with Yerba mate tea. That hits the spot. I try my very best to drink 90-100oz of water throughout the day to also help with lasting energy. Here’s to good healthy clean eating!