Simone De La Rue is a dancer, personal trainer, and the founder of the popular dance cardio workout Body By Simone. In Simone’s class Dance Workouts To Boost Happiness, you’ll gain strength, cultivate self-love, and become more joyful than ever.
I've been a dancer my whole life. Being a dancer means fueling up properly, which is crazy important—and as I got older and moved into the personal training space, started training celebrities like Taylor Swift and Chrissy Teigen and eventually launched Body By Simone, eating the right foods became more important than ever.
My body really responds well to a heavy protein diet. I try to graze all day and not binge eat when I'm starving. I also look at food as fuel for my day, and I base how much I eat around how much I'll be exercising.
Here's what I typically eat in a day.
Breakfast: eggs and toast
I almost always start with eggs (poached or scrambled), on a piece of gluten-free toast with smashed avocado on it and a side of tomato and turkey. Getting all that protein first thing in the morning is key. Depending on how I'm feeling, I'll have a green tea or a flat white coffee with breakfast—if I need more energy, coffee is the way to go.
Lunch: salmon tacos
For lunch, I have salmon tacos in lettuce leaves with a side of root vegetables. My body loves the vegetable, protein, and good fat combination.
Snacks: Hummus and nuts
In between meals I snack on hummus, nuts, a protein shake, and lots and lots of water (if that counts as a snack).
Dinner: It's all about protein.
For dinner, I typically have chicken with stir-fried vegetables. My latest obsession is bok choy with collard greens.
For dessert, I have a piece of chocolate. I have such a sweet tooth and could really eat chocolate all day long, but I try to have some control!