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Food Diaries: How Tiffany Stark of Three Yoga Chicks Eats for a Day
The yoga instructor shows how she lost nearly 80 pounds through yoga and a healthy diet. By Melissa Romero
Comments () | Published April 1, 2014

As cofounder of Three Yoga ChicksTiffany Stark educates others on the four keys to building “a happy life”: yoga, relaxation, meditation, and nutrition. By following the philosophy, she managed to lose nearly 80 pounds.

Her one-day, 1,650-calorie food diary shows how she includes water, protein, and fiber in all of her meals—many of which are home-cooked and take no more than 20 minutes to prepare.

Breakfast: “At home, I ate a small slice of broccoli-cheddar quiche and a side salad. The salad was drizzled with two teaspoons of olive oil. I also drank two cups of chamomile tea.”

Snack: Two cups of green tea and butternut squash-flavored yogurt. “I got this rare find at Whole Foods Market. It is only 100 calories and has 140 percent of the required vitamin A, and only six grams of sugar. Delicious!”

Lunch: Mini meals. “As a yoga instructor, I often meet clients at their homes, and it is sometimes difficult to find time to sit for lunch when commuting. Before I left my home I had a plate of mixed berries with a quarter cup of mascarpone cheese, topped with a teaspoon of brown sugar. For the road, I brought a chocolate-peanut butter Snack Pack and seaweed crisps to keep me satisfied. I also drank three cups of water.”

Dinner: Half a cup of store-bought tuna salad on toasted 100-calorie thin sandwich bread, and a large arugula salad with a quarter cup of toasted walnuts and two teaspoons of flaxseed oil.

Evening snack: “I love chocolate, and this is a healthy yet decadent snack. I ate roughly a third of a Divine dark-chocolate-and-raspberry bar. I also drank two cups of green tea. This green tea made by Numi has the essence of toasted rice and tastes so much better than standard green tea.”

Disclaimer: The Food Diaries series is intended to be inspirational and is not an endorsement of each individual’s diet.

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