Here Is What A Certified Personal Trainer Eats In A Typical Day

One of the most frequent questions I get is "what do you eat?" Apparently people are of the opinion/belief that I graze on kale chips and beet juice all day. To give you an idea of what my eating day is, it'll be helpful if you knew me a bit more. So who is "Michael Okoye"?


As you can see, nothing special. I'm not a super jacked guy with an 8 pack but I can definitely cut down if I want to. I'm also not a walking blob. I like to think I keep a pretty nice balance.



This is my general water intake for the day: a gallon. I've previously discussed the importance of water. It's very important. Drink that shit. Moving on.

1st Meal

I say "First Meal" rather than Breakfast because it's simply that: your first meal. Generally speaking you'd want a meal within an hour or so of waking up, but that doesn't work for some people. My 1st Meal is usually the same thing:

  • 2 servings Steel Cut Oatmeal
    • Brown Sugar
    • Cinnamon
    • Granola
    • Almonds
    • Strawberries
  • 3 Whole Eggs, 5 Additional Egg Whites
So goooooooood!!!!!

2nd Meal (Snack)
Aw yeah...
Now we're 2-4 hours later. I'm knee deep into helping people change their lives but I need to eat something soon. So I bust out my Nutribullet (or any portable blender) and mix myself a quick protein smoothie.
  • 4 Strawberries
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Tsp Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Scoops Whey Protein
  • Water/Ice
Ignore the disgusting table...
3rd Meal
This is where things start to get a little weird. I'm actually having a salad today. I know, I know. I'll give you a second to get over the shock.
...and we're back. Generally I stick with grilled chicken and a sweet potato, but we're jazzing it up today.
There's greens in there...somewhere...
  • Lots of Spinach
  • 3 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Lots of Shredded Chicken
  • Ranch and BBQ Sauce
4th Meal
Just a protein shake. Nothing serious. Throw some shit into a shaker. Add water to that shit. Shake it up. Drink.
Moving on.

5th Meal

I didn't take any cute high resolution shots with this, but those are swordfish steaks that I have grilling that I'm going to crush with some sweet potato and broccoli.

You all may have heard about the "new" idea of eating multiple meals, though some research would argue that it doesn't really make a difference if you eat 3 well rounded meals vs. 5-6 little meals. This is what works for me. Hopefully you find what works for you in your fitness journey.

Stay sexy, heroes.

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