Fitness 360: Melody Wyatt, Nutrition
Melody Wyatt knows that if she's not on top of her nutrition game, her results from the gym won't be ideal. Learn how she stays lean and mean all year!
While Melody Wyatt stays relatively lean most of the time, she's a big foodie. That means she doesn't shy away from cheeseburgers, cheesecake, pizza, barbecue, and the other supposed no-no foods. "There's a time for play and a time for work," she says. This mentality helps her strike a balance between enjoying events where she doesn't have to check her macros and buckling down on her nutrition when the results count.
"I love going out with friends and family or enjoying cookouts and whatnot, but as soon as I'm in 'prep mode' I mean business and I'm disciplined with what I'm feeding my body," Wyatt reports.
When she's on her contest diet, she sticks to lean proteins like chicken, fish, and egg whites, but she's well aware of keeping things interesting to make her diet sustainable and enjoyable. As people say, variety is the spice of life. This especially holds true for any diet, so that you don't burn out your taste buds.
"If I'm craving something specific, like a burger or a sweet treat, I usually make a healthy alternative," Melody says. "Bodybuilding.com even has a healthy recipe database to inspire yummy ideas. Put effort into making your food taste great to avoid getting burned out on your diet. It only drags if you let it drag!"
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MELODY'S MEAL PLAN
whey protein 1 scoop in coffee
peanut butter 1 tbsp
ezekiel toast 1 slice
egg whites 1 cup
oats 1/3 cup
flavored extract 1 tsp
cinnamon to taste
peanut butter 1 tbsp
quinoa 1/2 cup
stir fry veggies 1 cup
bragg's liquid aminos 1 tbsp
rice cakes 1
chicken 4 oz
sweet potatoes 5 oz
asparagus 1 cup
stevia 1 cup
vanilla almond milk 1 cup
ice 1 cup
*Daily Macro Intake: 1,661 calories, 45 g fat, 137 g carbs, 177 g protein
One important thing to keep in mind is that no two bodies or metabolisms are the same. Therefore, Melody's macros and meal plan may not be as efficient for you as they are for her.
Melody prefers to call cheat meals "treat meals." She has a treat once per week, and makes sure it coincides with her heaviest training day: leg day. This way, she has the energy to truly demolish and recover from her toughest workout.