Tony Horton has long been known as one of the most visible people in American fitness.
He created P90X, one of the most successful home workout programs of all time. But Tony doesn't try to hide the importance of diet in fitness, weight loss, and life in general.
We recently asked him the $1 million nutrition question: What does Tony Horton's diet look like?
We talked to him around 12 p.m. Pacific time, and this was what he told us about what he had eaten ó and was going to eat ó that day:
"This morning I had scrambled eggs with ground chicken sausage ... a slice of avocado, and thinly shaved Parmesan cheese with some peppers and onions.
"For a midday snack I had a handful of pistaccios, pecans, almonds, and cashews. Lunch will be a burrito filled with brown rice, grilled peppers, chicken, avocado, in a gluten-free wrap.
"Tonight Iíll have a piece of salmon, a bunch of broccoli, some quinoa, and a big old salad that consists of kale ó which I donít necessarily like ó but I surround it with basil, that way I donít really taste the kale that much. Then Iíll add some kind of blueberries or strawberries in there and little cherry tomatoes, and some red onions, in some kind of balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
"And then Iíll follow that up with a big old gorgeous, gluten-free, Chocolate chip cookie. Because you know Iím a human ó I look at desserts as a reward food. Iíve eaten a clean and healthy breakfast, Iíve had a clean and healthy snack during the day. And Iíll probably have a little shake with blueberries, strawberries, vegan protein powder and egg white protein powder, with some cashews just to kind of make it creamy.
"So Iíll get my 3 meals, Iíll get my snack, Iíll get my shake, and Iíll get my sweet thing at the end ó my chocolate cookie or my thin slice of key lime pie. Thatís the reward for doing well all day long.
But most people eat garbage all day long and then they pile dessert on top and they wonder why they have a stroke or heart attack at 52."
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