In this episode of Thatta Gurl TV: Women Who Kick Ass, I had the pleasure of sitting down with fitness diva, Tracy Jai Edwards.
She shares the story of her incredible health transformation; from overweight to a world ranking fitness competitor and celebrity trainer.
She talks about her early dancing career, struggling with failed diets and weight loss, finding a new passion, and her big “A-ha” moment that changed her perception of perfection.
Tracy’s story is inspiring and I’m excited to share it with you!
After the interview, I asked her a few more questions:
K: Can you tell us what you eat on an average day?
T: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I always eat a protein, a carb, and a fat. I love having fruit in the morning. My favorite fruits are bananas, apples, or grapefruits. After I teach I have a protein shake.
- One half cup vegan rice protein powder
- One cup of frozen berries
- Three big handfuls of spinach
- One tbsp flax seeds
- One cup coconut milk
I have a hearty lunch and a light dinner. Tapering my meals throughout my day helps my digestion. At every meal, I incorporate leafy greens and vegetables. If I’m leaning up for an event or photo shoot, I eat dinner around 6:30pm, and drink lemon water or tea for the rest of the night.
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K: How do you deal with junk food cravings?
T: I give in sometimes, I’m human. It’s a mind over matter thing. To deal with cravings, you just have to deal with them. When I feel a big craving coming on, I drink a tall glass of water with a splash of fresh lemon juice and wait 15 minutes. Usually, it goes away. I have a sweet tooth, and late night junk food cravings are the worst!
My go-to snack is: One half cup frozen berries, one half cup coconut milk, and a little bit of stevia. Mix them together, and you’ve got yourself a healthy and delicious snack.
There is no magical way to stop cravings. Be patient with yourself and allow yourself moments to cheat.
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