What do you need to eat to be as fit and healthy as a Neat Ambassador? We’ve got the lowdown on what some of our Ambassadors eat to fuel their incredibly busy lifestyles…
My average calorie intake a day is 3000-3500 at peak of my bulk I hit 4800 calories. It's this high for my training days but also because I'm so active during the day with my farm work and training clients at Farm Fitness.
Meal 1 : Smoked salmon, egg whites and avocado I tend to fry this either as an omelette or I make up a brunch style plate
Meal 2: Neat whey, total 0% yogurt and peanut butter using my blender. This is like a cheat meal to me purely because it tastes so good like a sweet desert.
Pre-Workout Meal 3: Seasoned Chicken, brown rice and plenty of green veg, usually at least 2 portions of greens home grown from the farm or I mix in a portion of Neat Super Greens into a shake somewhere.
Post-Workout Shake: Neat Lean Protein and l-glutamine shake consumed about 20 mins post training.
Post-Workout Meal 4: Seasoned Chicken, sweet potato either baked or as fries followed by some fruit - typically I mix in some pineapple with my post workout meal.
Meal 5: Seasoned Chicken, brown/white rice some green veg
Meal 6: Seasoned Salmon fillet and veg to finish the day getting my balance of fats, protein and nutrients in to finish the day and to recover with overnight.
My day starts with my Nutribullet mix in the morning and blueberry porridge. I’ll have some supplements such as Neat’s Multivitamins, some B12, Magnesium and Vitamin D in winter.
Typically lunch is pre-prepped and simple with slow cooked spiced chicken, vegetables, sweet potato and salad. I have healthy snack pots of spinach leaves and half boiled eggs. A Neat peanut butter protein ball always goes down well.
Evening meals are light with soups, salads or sushi. As I train most days I give myself a shake up of Neat’s Whey protein.
Breakfast – A Neat Nutrition Protein smoothie bowl
Lunch – Tumeric and mushroom omelette with salad
Dinner – Soy Salmon with lots of green veg.
Snacks – Nuts and coffee. It occasionally gets naughtier than that, especially at the weekend!
Breakfast - 6 egg whites, avocado, mackerel & 1 Neat Vanilla Whey Protein shake
Lunch - 1 bag of Uncle Ben’s spicy rice, breast of chicken marinated in garlic & paprika, asparagus, broccoli and baked mushrooms,
Snack - Selasis Organic Peanut Butter & Coconut Protein Balls from Neat’s recipe section.
Dinner - Teriyaki steak stir-fry with peppers, cooked in coconut oil and served with spinach & onions.
Breakfast: Bran flakes/Steel cut oats/Neat Nutrition protein pancakes
Lunch: Quinoa salad with nuts, chicken, avocado and spring onion +1 egg
Dinner: Stir frys with chicken/prawns, salmon and veg, my favourite is steak tartar!
I get up early - 5am - and have a double espresso before my first class or private client. Then I'll have another double espresso and a banana for breakfast - usually around 8am.
Lunch will be hummus with vegetables or a vegan wrap - Pret does some great ones - if I'm on-the-go. Otherwise I'll make a couscous salad.
For dinner I usually get back late after training or my classes, but it's my favourite meal of the day so I really go for it! I'm vegan so I enjoy thinking of interesting new meals - fajitas with avocado and peppers, sweet potato curries or pasta with lentil bolognese. During the day I snack on loads of fruit and drink lots of water.
Bart Von Maanen
Breakfast: Steel cut oats with coconut/almond milk with lots of added ingredients like banana, goji berries, mixed seeds & cinnamon. No sweetener.
Lunch: Quinoa salad with nuts, chicken, avocado and spring onion, egg + rocket salad.
Dinner: Salmon and veg; asparagus and spinach with a melted cottage cheese sauce.