Food Diaries: A Personal Trainer Who Eats 6 Meals a Day

Sometimes you need that extra meal—or three—to get through a busy day.

By: Melissa Romero

Ana Browne of AnaBells Fitness is a former college basketball player who turned her years of athletic experience into a full-time job. These days, she’s running around the Washington region as a personal trainer certified in kettlebell training, TRX Suspension trainers, battling ropes, and flexibility training, to name a few. Read on to see how the busy bee stays on track with multiple small meals.

Meal 1: “I’m always on the run for work with clients, so here’s something quick with a lot of flavor.” One cup of Greek yogurt, three strawberries, and half a cup of granola.


Meal 2: “Taking advantage of foods that are in season is a fun and healthy way to add some color to your meals.” Two hardboiled eggs with baked sweet potato, asparagus, and butternut squash.

Meal 3: “I love, love, love salmon! Great source of omega-3s, and it tastes even better coupled with one cup of risotto.”

Meal 4: “A half cup of sliced cucumber with one tablespoon of balsamic vinegar is a healthy snack that will keep you from munching on the naughty treats and will curb that appetite.”

Meal 5: “Truffle oil garlic shrimp and one cup of quinoa helps me bounce back with energy as the day comes to an end. I always eat my carbs during this meal instead of my last. Going for a run after this meal gives me energy for a great session!”

Meal 6: “Small and tasty and will keep you satisfied for the rest of the night.” Four ounces of pounded boneless, skinless chicken breast, topped with sautéed spinach and feta cheese.

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