Super Star-influential fitness trainer, Sweat app co-founder, and new mom Kayla Itsines has helped transform countless bods with her BBG (Bikini Body Guide) workouts and inspired millions of followers with her own set of washboard abs.
Healthforcast repots that Amidst all the transformation is one constant: Kayla’s eating style. “My diet hasn’t really changed much over the course of my career,” she tells Women’s Health. Kayla doesn’t count calories, restrict herself, or follow a specific diet plan (she’s not into fads).
Her approach since day one: a balanced Mediterranean-style diet that includes lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, pasta, and plenty of olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano.
“I grew up in a Greek family in which food is the most important thing in the whole world,” Kayla says. “As a rule, I don’t think about what I need to eliminate from my diet.
Rather than cutting things out, I would add good things in.” (For Kayla, those good things are plenty of healthy protein and all the veggies.)
This balanced, sustainable approach has kept Kayla fueled through creating her Instagram empire, pregnancy, and beyond. Here’s exactly what the fitness queen eats in a day.
Just in case you thought Kayla was into the whole fasted cardio or intermittent fasting thing, know this: “I usually wake up hungry, so the first thing I want to do is eat, not train,” she says. “I want to make sure that I have enough fuel in my body to be able to work out.”
How did Kayla stay so fit through pregnancy? Check out her full-body pregnancy workout: