Turkey Bacon, Homemade Pizza, and Ice Cream: What a Bikini Figure Competitor Eats in a Day

Turkey Bacon, Homemade Pizza, and Ice Cream: What a Bikini Figure Competitor Eats in a Day
All photographs courtesy Megan Loda.

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As a fitstagrammer and second grade teacher from Virginia, Megan Loda is no stranger to big physical transformations. In June, she trained for a bikini figure competition, turning her abs into a six-pack over the course of 12 weeks. Nowadays, she’s into growing and getting stronger as she’s working towards becoming a personal trainer. To fuel her workouts, she sticks to lean proteins, healthy fats, and complex carbs eaten in the course of six meals a day.

“The key to eating healthy is finding foods that you love,” says Loda. “The biggest thing I’ve learned over the years is that eating healthy does not have to be boring! I love all of my meals and always look forward to eating them.”

To see what a typical day in Loda’s diet looks like, take a peek at her food diary below.

Morning Snack

“Oatmeal topped with blue berries, flax seeds, peanut butter, and coconut flakes!” says Loda. “I usually have this meal before I go work out in the mornings.”

Breakfast

“I am a huge fan of breakfast foods,” says Loda. “I always eat a big breakfast after my morning workout. This meal consists of an egg, egg whites, peppers, spinach, turkey bacon, and Ezekiel bread.”

Midday Snack

“Protein bar,” says Loda.

Lunch

“Homemade low-carb pizza,” says Loda. “I use tortillas for the crust, then top it with chicken, spinach, veggies, and low-fat mozzarella.”

Dinner

“Dinner consists of chicken, rice, and salad,” says Loda. “Chicken is a easy-digest, low-fat protein that you can make in many different ways!  I also really enjoy rice because it is a easy-digest carb. Salad is my favorite way to eat vegetables!”

Dessert

“Halo Top!” says Loda. “I have a huge sweet tooth when it comes to ice cream.  I love Halo Top because it is a healthier alternative to ice cream.  They have so many flavors that will satisfy your sweet tooth. And I don’t feel bad about eating it.”

Have a Food Diary you’d like to share? Email ccunningham@washingtonian.com.

Consult with your doctor before beginning a new diet. Washingtonian does not endorse any diet without the supervision of a medical professional. 

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.