A bikini competitor has offered an inside look at her daily diet during the off season – which includes six separate meals and dessert – and explained why she isn’t counting calories right now.
Lauren Simpson, who is based in Sydney, offered her millions of followers an inside look into her pantry and fridge, showcasing the near-consistent breakfast, lunch and dinner routine she follows.
‘I’m not currently tracking my calories but I’m still being mindful of what I’m eating. I estimate this to be around 1800-1900 calories,’ the 29-year-old captioned the YouTube video.
Lauren Simpson offered her millions of followers an inside look into her pantry and fridge, showcasing the near-consistent breakfast, lunch and dinner routine she follows
Lauren starts her day at 6.30am with Before You Speak’s Glow collagen coffee before settling onto the lounge to answer some emails and reply to Instagram DM’s.
Later in the morning she’ll visit the kitchen again for breakfast, switching between an egg white omelette on toast and creamy protein oats.
‘It keeps things interesting when you switch between a sweet and savoury start to the day,’ she said.
Lauren starts her day at 6.30am with a Before You Speak’s Glow collagen coffee before settling onto the lounge to answer some emails and reply to Instagram DM’s
The omelette includes a mixture of mushrooms, capsicum, spinach and Danish-style feta on top of sandwich thins.
Following breakfast she will then drive to the gym, which is an hour away, and enjoy passionfruit-flavoured pre workout, a punnet of blueberries and a Quest protein bar on the drive.
These prepare her to work hard during her session, which is a combination of weights and resistance work.
Following breakfast she will then drive to the gym and enjoy passionfruit-flavoured pre workout, a punnet of blueberries and a Quest protein bar on the drive
Lauren Simpson’s ultimate glute workout:
She will work out her legs a few times a week.
1. Smith machine hip thrust – 4 x 10 full range and 10 pulse reps
2. Reverse hack squat – 4 x 12 – 12
3. Angled step outs – 4 x 15
4 Smith machine curtsy lunges – 4 x 12
5. Rounded back extension 4 x 25
Following this she enjoys a lunch of three rice paper rolls – one with a tuna filling and two with chicken teriyaki – before heading home and enjoying a decaf coffee and an apple.
Lauren admitted that she has been working harder than normal on this particular week and feeling particularly hungry, so around 4pm she makes her favourite corn things with tuna and beetroot combination.
While working on her laptop the blonde bombshell turns to a packet of Cobs Pop’d Chips for reprieve or snacks on cooked beef mince.
While working on her laptop the blonde bombshell turns to a packet of Cobs Pop’d Chips for reprieve or snacks on cooked beef mince
‘Tonight Mark and I are actually going out to dinner but I probably go out three times a week so this is a good example of real life,’ she said.
This time it was Bondi Pizza in Sydney, where she gets the grilled chicken salad with tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, olives, feta and beetroot.
Ordinarily, if she was at home, Lauren would opt for a stir fry complete with protein and plenty of vegetables.
After heading home she reached for a Twisted Mini frozen yoghurt pot to satisfy her sweet tooth as dessert.
In an Instagram post Lauren shared why her body and food intake dramatically changes when she’s not in ‘comp mode’.
‘Comp prep mode revolved months and months of hitting my calories, tracking absolutely everything I ate, hard training sessions, hitting my step count and doing set cardio. For me this is all non-negotiable. This is a whole lot of hard work & discipline,’ she said.
In an Instagram post Lauren shared why her body and food intake dramatically changes when she’s not in ‘comp mode’
What are Lauren Simpson’s nutrition secrets?
1. Calories in versus calories out is king. Ultimately the results you get is dictated by calories consumed versus calories burned.
2. A calorie deficit is the ONLY way to drop body fat. If your not losing weight on a certain amount of calories, it means you are NOT in a calorie deficit.
3. How you make up your macros to hit your target calories should be mostly personal. However high protein should always be consistent. If you feel better on more carbs. Eat more carbs. If you feel better on more fats, eat more fats.
4. The best diet is the one you can stick to. Don’t force a nutritional approach on to you that you hate just because your coach says it’s what works for them OR it’s the latest trending fad diet you see all over social media. It’s what works for YOU that matters.
5. Then finally, remember CONSISTENCY is key to results. Don’t punish yourself for a bad day which then leads to bad weeks. Realise it’s a process. One bad day, just means you had a bad day. End of story. Next day your back on track to smashing your goals!
‘My obsession was my body – it had to be. This level of conditioning however is not sustainable.’
Her ‘normal life body’ doesn’t require her to track macros and instead means she will ‘eat out multiple times a day’.
‘Balance looks different for everyone and initially it is hard to shift the focus from comp prep mode (or a strict diet phase) back to normality,’ she said.
‘I loved my body in both stages. Hell yes I love competition condition… I’d be lying if I said I didn’t but I have also learned to recognise it’s basically for one day only.’