Fitness 360: Samantha Ann Leete, Nutrition Program

Just because your food is healthy doesn't mean it has to taste bland! Samantha knows how to get the best taste and nutrition out of her meals. Check out her nutrition philosophy.

Samantha's nutrition program is simple and effective. It's also full of food that actually tastes good! Just like she programs her workouts, Samantha programs her nutrition so the macros aren't always the same. Her meal plan goes hand-in-hand with her goals. Whether she's trying to lean down for a competition or build some muscle in the off-season, she knows the right combination of food to help her reach her best self. Here's her plan!

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Nutrition For Life

Samantha's nutrition plan consists of clean food that makes her mind and body feel good and complements the huge amount of effort she puts in to her exercise regimen."They say you can't out-exercise a bad diet. I think that's totally true," she says. "Nutrition transforms how you feel, how you perform in the gym, and how you look." To Samantha, nutrition is not only vital to her success as a bikini competitor, but also to her general health and well-being.

"I believe in balance," she says. "I don't think you need to go to any extremes to reach your goals." Samantha practices what she preaches. She eats smaller-portioned clean meals every 2-3 hours. She prepares her food for the week so she doesn't have to worry about how much to eat or when, and has a solid macronutrient profile for fat loss and muscle-building.

"Having a healthy relationship with food is important to me," says Samantha. Sometimes, it's too easy to have negative associations with food, particularly if that food is considered "bad for you." Samantha maintains that she never wants to feel bad about the food she eats. "Sharing a delicious meal with a loved one, trying new foods, and liking taste with the emotion of an exciting event are all really positive things about food. I don't want to miss out on any of those."

Samantha has two great pieces of advice for anyone wanting to live a healthier life: Enjoy the food you eat and create a nutrition plan based around your goals. Eating food that you enjoy will help you stick to your nutrition plan you're on for a long time. If you hate every meal that you eat, you won't be able to eat them for long.

"I believe in making small changes and replacing old habits with new habits that will help you perform and feel better," says Samantha. "Moderation is key!"

Samantha's Meal Plan

Meal 1: Egg White Oatmeal Pancake

egg whites 4


oatmeal 1/3 cup


banana 1/2


truvia 1 packet


cinnamon 1 tsp


vanilla extract 1 tsp


baking powder 1 tsp


sugar-free syrup 1/4 cup


Meal 2

whey protein 1 scoop


rice cakes 2 cakes


Meal 3: Tacos and Cabbage Slaw
tacos

shredded chicken 4 oz


corn tortillas 2 small


chopped onion 1/4 cup


lime 1


salsa 2 tbsp


cabbage slaw

cabbage 1/2 cup


rice vinegar 1 tbsp


salt and pepper to taste


Meal 4: Turkey Roll-Ups

sliced turkey 3 oz


avocado 150 g


jalapenos sliced


salt to taste


Meal 5: Souvlaki Kabobs

steak 4 oz


salad

mixed veggies 1 cup


baked sweet potato fries 3.5 oz


Meal 6: Protein Mug Brownie

casein protein 1 scoop


egg whites 2


coconut flour 1 tbsp


cacao 1 tbsp


milk 1/4 cup


baking powder 1/2 tsp


vanilla extract 1 tbsp


Directions
  1. Mix all ingredients.
  2. Spray coffee mug with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Pour ingredients into mug and cover with plastic wrap.
  4. Place in microwave 30-60 sec and top with peanut butter.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 brownie
Amount per serving
Calories 308
Total Fat 11.3g
Total Carbs 15.6g
Protein 36.4g

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