Lorna Jane Clarkson is the founder and chief creative officer of one of Australia's favorite activewear brands, Lorna Jane. Here's what a typical day in her diet looks like.
Wake up: 7 a.m.
Before my morning workout, I start my day with a glass of hot water with lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and a dash of coconut water to balance my pH, cleanse my body, and boost my metabolism for the day.
Also, I drink at least two to three liters of water throughout the day, every day!
Breakfast: 8 a.m.
I always eat a healthy breakfast — if I'm completely honest, I find I can't function properly without it. Breakfast starts my inner motor, gives me energy, and puts me in a good mood for the rest of the day.
Overnight oats are the perfect on-the-go breakfast. You simply add water to ⅓ cup oats in a mason jar (at the moment I am adding 2 tablespoons of chia seeds as well), screw on the lid, and pop in the fridge overnight. In the morning, you can add your favorite toppings such as natural Greek yogurt, fresh berries, or nuts, and breakfast is served!
I limit myself to one coffee a day and try not to have any caffeine after lunch. I do this to make sure I can relax and unwind toward the end of the day and sleep well through the night.
Snack: 10 a.m.
I make sure I'm prepared and always have some snacks on hand, whether it be at work, at home, or when I'm out and about.
Eating a little less on a more regular basis boosts your metabolism, keeps you focused, puts your body into fat-burning mode, and helps keep those pesky sugar cravings at bay.
My standard midmorning snack includes veggie sticks with hummus, a handful of nuts, or bliss balls like the ones pictured above.
Lunch: 1 p.m.
I sit down to lunch, which is usually a big salad with protein or a bowl of vegetable soup with a side salad.
Today I’m having leftover corn fritters with avocado and goat cheese salsa. You can find the recipe in my latest book, Inspired. I always try to make a little bit extra at night, or at least prep my ingredients, so I’m prepared for the next day.
Snack: 4 p.m.
Smoothie time! I love juices and smoothies and have at least one or two every day. Pop a frozen banana, a scoop of protein powder, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, a handful or baby spinach, and a cup of coconut water in a blender to get your energy levels right back up and beat the afternoon slump.
Dinner: 7 p.m.
Dinner is usually lean protein and vegetables. Tonight I’m cooking up fennel and orange baked cod with roasted carrot and parsnip salad. Fennel is a great herb to add to your cooking list. It's super high in antioxidants, vitamin C, and potassium and does wonders for your digestion.
For as long as I can remember, I've had dessert after my evening meal. It doesn't have to be anything crazy, and sometimes it's simply a couple of squares of dark chocolate or a single scoop of my homemade banana ice cream, but I always finish my day with a celebration of something sweet.