For this week’s What She Eats series, we’re thrilled to introduce Sarah Levey, the powerful #girlboss behind Y7 Yoga Studio. As the co-founder of New York’s original hip hop yoga studio, Sarah eats according to her busy and active lifestyle. From flowing in the studio with the Y7 girls to running her yoga empire, Sarah has her eye on the prize and we’ve been dying to know what she eats on the reg. We got the chance to ask Sarah what her daily diet looks like and we can’t wait to show you what she shared:
When it comes to what I eat on a regular basis, I try to listen to my body and eat according to my lifestyle. It might not work for everyone, but it’s what works for me! Sometimes I’ll snack throughout the day, and sometimes I won’t snack at all. Sometimes I’ll have a bigger lunch, and sometimes I’ll grab something small. I really believe in bio individuality and doing what works best for your body. Here’s what I ate today:
I always start my day the same way: COFFEE! I know a lot of people would probably frown upon this, but I usually don’t eat a big breakfast. Everyone’s body is different, and it’s just too much for me in the morning. However, I like to take Sakara’s Botanical Body Probiotic, and I drink eight ounces of water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar as soon as I brush my teeth and get my morning started. I also drink water throughout the day. It’s so important.
I tend to get hungry at around 11AM, so I try to have snacks handy to hold me over until lunch. Usually I’ll have a handful of nuts and a Think Thin bar. I also like popcorn and fresh fruit. It’s important to plan ahead when it comes to snacking, so I’ll pack a few things in my bag or keep them in my desk. I usually have another snack at around 4PM.
My lunches vary from day to day but I usually veer towards a filling green salad with a protein source. Anything that is super carb or grain heavy tends to weigh me down for the rest of the day, so I save the carbs for dinner. The protein keeps me full and satisfied, so I’ll usually go with chicken or fish. Today I went for a kale salad with grilled chicken, parmesean, kombocha squash, with some olive oil and lemon. It’s light enough for lunchtime but definitely fills me up!