Abigail Rike‘s diet is great. Correction, Abigail Rike’s diet, compared to her old diet, has improved rather dramatically. But if you think that Abigail Rike’s diet is now full of healthy salads and fat-busting foods, well, it is not. Before we take a closer look at Abigail Rike’s diet, it is worth mentioning that contrary to what you may have heard, her new diet has nothing to do with the food combining diet.
Her new diet focuses on balance and on inclusion, rather than on exclusion certain food groups. She is not afraid of carbs, for example, but she does not start her breakfast with a load of simple carbohydrates as she used to do. In short, she has made a number of important improvements to her diet without going into extremes. Here is how Abigail Rike’s diet looks these days:
Breakfast Now, says Abigail, “I love Greek yogurt with a couple of blueberries and Kashi,” a protein-and-fiber-rich combo that has just 273 calories. Some days she will enjoy an egg-white omelet with asparagus and spinach or Kashi cereal with vanilla soy milk.
Lunch “I like wraps,” says Rike, who combines Laughing Cow cheese, low-sodium deli meat, spinach, tomatoes and onions into a filling meal that has about 336 calories. Or, because she is not a big cook, she will simply enjoy grilled chicken over salad with Galeos miso dressing.
Dinner While she is not afraid of complex carbs during the day, Abigail tries to limit them at dinnertime. She will amp up her protein intake with grilled salmon or some other fish and a side, like asparagus, for a filling 312 calories. “I always try to incorporate a green vegetable,” she says.
Snack Rike makes sure to combine protein and fruit (maybe watermelon and a slice of turkey) so her blood sugar does not spike. Apples with a measured amount of organic peanut butter or almond butter (about 245 calories) is one of her go-to noshes. [via]