What Fit People Eat
…When they take a break from running restaurants and triathlons, that is.
Keeping up is par for the course in both work and working out. And that means food is fuel. So how do some of the buzziest names in today’s nutrition, health, and fitness world feed themselves?
We caught up with five fit folks who juggle major book deals, social media empires, holistic health companies, and more with a commitment to a high-performance life. Here are the foods that carry them through the week.
Juice Press Vegan Green Smoothies
“Juice Press is on my way to work and grabbing a smoothie means being able to work straight through the afternoon. The side effect of this lazy habit is that it's a healthy, easy way to avoid typical shitty sandwiches or other quick foods that I’d gravitate toward during hectic days.” —Casey Neistat, a filmmaker, triathlete, and YouTube personality with over 5 million subscribers
“Seaweed — raw, roasted, flakes, sheets, and soaked. I use these nori sheets to wrap up half an avocado, sprouts, and kraut. I purchase the seaweed at various local health food stores. It’s grain-free, fast, and a delicious power snack or light lunch. It feeds the brain, metabolism, and thyroid.” —Amanda Chantal Bacon, founder of holistic lifestyle company Moon Juice
“I make a lentil-based salad at least once a week, including a French lentil salad with frisée and bacon. I just make copious amounts of lentils. They’re great and they last the whole week. For breakfast, you can do lentils with a fried egg on top, which is easy and delicious. Sometimes I’ll mix yogurt in or a tahini dressing. You can dress lentils up. They have a ton of protein and are my grain bowl base of the moment.” —Stephanie Danler, a healthy cook, runner, and author of Sweetbitter
Signature Salads, Avocados, and Homemade Golden Almond Milk
"I have at least one salad and one whole avocado every day. My salads include a variety of vegetables — whatever is seasonal. Romaine lettuce, microgreens, radishes, quinoa, avocado, squash blossoms, and roasted watermelon or sunflower seeds are some of the typical ingredients. Golden almond milk is also a weekly favorite and it’s super healthy. The almond milk is blended with raw almonds, water, coconut, ginger, and turmeric (a great source of antioxidants). I prefer to eat plant-based food. I don’t cook for myself as much as I used to, but I still really enjoy cooking brunch. It’s a good time to get people together on the weekends.” —Adam Kenworthy, an ultramarathoner and plant-based chef in New York City.
Bananas, Protein Smoothies, Eggs, and Fruit
“I work out in the mornings and like to have a little fuel on an empty stomach. You can find bananas anywhere from a 7-Eleven to a gourmet food shop and they come in their own carrying cases. Post-run or workout, I’ll make a protein smoothie at home. I keep bags of frozen fruit in my freezer (mango, blueberries, bananas, açaí, and even dragon fruit). Eggs are another regular favorite: scrambled, hard boiled, omelets, or egg whites. They’re very satisfying but not overly-filling. They’re loaded with protein and I can have them as a meal or an in-between snack.” —Claudia Lebenthal, editor and founder of styleofsport.com, a website for sophisticated sports enthusiasts.