Bride & Groom MOM Subscribe

Find Local

Well+Being Blog > Food Diaries

Food Diaries: How Registered Dietitian Sheli Msall Eats for a Day

The hospital dietitian shows how she fuels while coaching her patients on wholesome nutrition.

A registered dietitian at a community hospital in Lanham, Sheli Msall coaches patients on the “power of good, wholesome nutrition” on a daily basis, on top of managing her new private practice. Says Msall, “I love enabling my patients to change their health.” Check out how she fuels on a typical Monday, which involved burning about 500 calories during her workout of 45 minutes of leg circuits and a two-mile run.

Breakfast: “I usually have hot tea with breakfast, but this was a Monday, so the Green Mountain English toffee coffee won! I also had a delicious whole-wheat blueberry muffin.”

Water: “I try to drink two to three of these throughout the day at work.”

Morning snack: “Clementine for a quick morning snack.”

Lunch: “Mixed fruit from the salad bar at work (because I forgot my Eastern Market melon) and a kale and quinoa summer salad with avocado and a lemon-garlic dressing.”

Afternoon drink: “I tried to make it without more coffee, but I just needed a boost.”

Afternoon snack: “Chobani apricot 2 percent yogurt—one of my favorite pre-workout snacks.”

Drink: “I try to drink at least two of these large Razorback Tervis cups of water from the time I get home from work until I go to bed.”

Dinner: “A large salad made with mixed salad greens from Eastern Market (my favorite!), and two black bean burritos with salsa and lots of spinach.”

Dessert: “The best part of my food day—a super quick and easy and absolutely delicious individual peach pie!”

You Might Also Like:

How Madeline Dolente of Zengo Cycle Eats

How Doonya Dance’s Jeannie Baumann Eats

How Kettlebell Instructor Ryan Jankowitz Eats

Are you a local health, fitness, or nutrition expert with a love for food? E-mail wellbeing@washingtonian.com to find out how you could be featured in our Food Diaries series.

Read Next

Reebok Store to Open in Georgetown

Comments
  • nana201012

    Terrific article! Smart gal

blog comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular on Washingtonian

Kevin Spacey's Brilliant and Weirdly Effective Campaign to Win Over DC

The Insane Story of the Guy Who Killed the Guy Who Killed Lincoln

The Union Market Housing Boom Is About to Explode

Did the Nationals Dump Chuck Brown?

The Great Washington Bucket List: 50 Things Every Local Needs to Do

Arlington Towing Company in Britt McHenry Video Has a Long History of Complaints

Peek Inside a Historic Kalorama Condo Listed for Under $435,000

America's 'Only Gay Gang' Is in Washington, and These Filmmakers Want to Make a Movie About It

12 New Restaurants to Try Now