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Exactly What a Nutritionist Eats in a Day for Weight Loss

Jamie Michele unveils her go-to fat burning diet.

You don't have to starve yourself or stick to boring, bland food in order to lose weight. You can eat delicious, colorful meals and satiate your taste buds, all while staying in a caloric deficit, maintains one expert. Jamie Michele (@jamiemiichele) is an online coach and food and fitness expert whose goal is to help her clients become the healthiest version of themselves without going to extremes. In one of her recent posts, she details the foods she eats when she wants to lose weight. "What I eat in a day for fat loss with mostly whole foods," she says in the clip. Body Network's Resident RDN, The Diet Diva, Tara Collingwood, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD/N, ACSM-CPT, a Board Certified Sports Dietitian and co-author of the Flat Belly Cookbook for Dummies, also weighs in.

Breakfast: Sweet Potato Egg Bowl


"For breakfast, I made a sweet potato egg bowl," she says. "So I started by baking some sweet potatoes, heated up one of these caprese chicken sausages, and then this is the only way I've been able to eat eggs lately," she says, showing her over easy eggs. "I added some spring mix, my sweet potatoes, chicken sausage, my two eggs, and then some black beans and some avocado, and reduced fat feta. I know this is a really weird combination, but I promise it is so good. My new favorite breakfast, hands down, and it is so filling." Collingwood agrees that the meal sounds delicious. "I love the combo of flavors and mixing up breakfast so it's not the same boring choices all the time," says. "You can make up those sweet potatoes ahead of time and just assemble the rest of the ingredients while the eggs are cooking."

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Snack: Cottage Cheese and Fruit


Then for a snack, she opted for a little more protein. "I had some cottage cheese and fruit," she says. Collingwood notes that this meal is a nice combination of "creamy protein and fiber and sweet from the fruit."

Lunch: Grilled Chicken Salad with Egg Whites


"For lunch, I had a grilled chicken salad, but it's all about what you add to it. So I added three egg whites, some cucumbers, some reduced fat feta," she continues. "I absolutely love feta." She finishes it off with Bolthouse Farms honey mustard dressing and a piece of sourdough bread. "This stuff is so good," she exclaims about the dressing. Collingwood likes the nice crunch of veggies with low calories and fiber to fill. "The protein from the egg whites, chicken, and feta also helps to provide lasting satiety," she says, also noting the "nice tang" from the feta and honey mustard dressing.

Dinner: Steak and Potatoes


"And for dinner, I made a very simple steak and potatoes meal," she says. "I always get the top sirloin from Target specifically because it has the nutrition information. I don't know what it is with meat at the grocery store, it never has the nutrition info, and then you go online and it's always different macros and different calories. So I know this is the same every single time." She appears to cook her potatoes in an air fryer using avocado oil spray instead of oil. "Steak can feel like you're cheating on your diet, but a lean steak like the sirloin is actually a lot lower in calories than you think," says Collingwood. "Fresh meat does not have a food label, but you just need to know the cut of meat and you can easily look it up in the USDA database to get the nutrition facts."

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Dessert: Chobani Flip


She ends her day of eating with a sweet but healthy treat. "And for dessert, I had a Chobani Flip," she concludes. Collingwood loves Greek yogurt "and the Flip has that little bit of crunchy yumminess to make it a bit more indulgent without blowing the bank with calories," she says.

💪🔥Body Booster: When designing healthy meals make sure to select items packed with protein and fiber while adding color and flavor with fruits and veggies.

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