October, 2015

Oct 15

A Nutritional Therapist Shares Everything He Eats In A Day

A lot of you have seen the Business Insider article on what a Dietician eats through the day. Social Media was peppered with comments suggesting product placement and wondered how this Dietician could manage her energy levels with the amount of cr@p she was consuming on a daily basis.

What about seeing how a Nutritional Therapist eats. Well here is a sample of what I eat through the day. I’m not suggesting the below is a perfect diet; there is no such thing. This is the beauty of Nutritional Therapy because it is focused on the individual to address health concerns and promote wellbeing.

I’m thirsty when I wake up but instead of reaching for a glass of sugary juice, I have hot water with lemon. This helps me wake up naturally.

Hot Lemon Tea


I try to get my workout done in the morning and after I enjoy my protein-rich breakfast (scrambled egg in aroma-free coconut oil, avocado & lamb lettuce) and if i’m not feeling stressed then I’ll have a black coffee (no sugar, sweetener or fake cocoa powder).

Eggs Breakfast

I listen to my body and eat when i’m hungry. Generally i’m not a snack person so I go through till lunch on air and water. Some people do well on 3 meals per day, some need snacks in between.

I have lunch about 1pm and it generally is something easy: protein & vegetables. Here is white fish with samphire and I had a pear after as well.

I keep the carbs to a minimum as I don’t need many but don’t exclude them. I like to get my carbs from vegetables rather than starch.

White Fish & Samphire

Other times, I’ll have a sweet potato with fish or meat or a healthy salad if i’m out from an eatery.

As my lunch was balanced, I do not get hungry 1 hour later so no need to make microwave popcorn or a handful of carrots – more pure carbohydrate.

Bodhimaya Gingerbread Smoothie

At about 4pm, i’m feeling a little peckish so I make a Bodhimaya Gingerbread Smoothie…. I’m addicted to them (Pumpkin Puree, 1/2 Banana, Ginger, Cinnamon, Maca, Hemp Protein, Almond Milk)

I was dealing with a bit of work pressure so the protein powder in this helped, much better than empty chewing gum with artificial sweeteners!

This kept me going till dinner and I didn’t even think about peanut M&M’s.

Turkey Burgers


Dinner was homemade turkey burgers with beetroot, spinach, sprouts and avocado.

I drink water throughout the day and don’t even think about it which is why it’s not documented here. As a rule of thumb, I advise my client’s to consume 35ml per kg of body weight. You can also try herbal teas of bone broth like this:

Bone Broth

Bone broth is rich in collagen so good for connective tissue, skin and gut healing.

As I said before, we are not perfect and now and then I like to enjoy a glass of champagne or wine but keep it limited.


I avoid gluten because it doesn’t agree with me and sensitive to it. I don’t tell my clients to avoid foods unless there is a reason to. What I eat may not suit everyone so work with a Nutritional Therapist to find out what’s right for you.

If you’re just starting out learning about healthy eating then perhaps consider the BANT Wellbeing Guidelines as a starting point.

BANT Wellbeing Guidelines

Daniel O’Shaughnessy Dip ION FdSc mBANT CNHC is a Registered Nutritional Therapist.  For more information, please visit: thenakednutritionist.co.uk.

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