What Does Jillian Michaels Eat?
The face below may soon be sporting a coconut milk moustache as I reported today on Go Dairy Free.
I repeatedly receive concerns from fitness lovers and body builders that cutting out dairy will slash their potential gains, and somehow undermine their health. Rather than going into a long-winded article addressing this issue, I thought an example might hit home a little more efficiently. Though I can’t confirm if she is 100% dairy-free, a day in the food life of Jillian Michaels, as reported in an interview with Self magazine, would seem to support the notion that this world-famous trainer (with an incredible body to back it up!) doesn’t believe consuming a bunch of dairy is required to keep your body strong …
Breakfast – Two whole Ezekiel English Muffins topped with almond butter. This is Jillian’s carbo-loading time, but she makes it whole grain and adds some fat and protein to keep her going. Ezekiel English Muffins are made with sprouted whole grains and all brands we have seen to date are dairy-free.
Lunch – Midday typically brings some variety of fish and vegetables. One example she notes is “Salmon carpaccio and a vegetable or salad. But if it comes with cheese, I won’t eat the cheese.”
Snack – For a good carb / protein mix, Jillian snacks on hummus and carrot sticks, chips and salsa, or an orange and some raw nuts
Dinner – Though she didn’t list specifics, Jillian stated that she tries to keep the carbs low in her final meal, eats organic whenever possible, and goes heavy on the fish.
Dessert - Jillian loves chocolate, dark chocolate to be specific. She eats around 200 calories a day of it, and if she knows anything about the getting the most antioxidants from dark chocolate (which I’m sure she does) then most likely she is nibbling on dairy-free varieties.
Jillian is actually joining the nationwide campaign called “Change Your Milk. Change Your Life” for So Delicious dairy-free coconut milk beverage.