Business student, 18, who lost 10kg in just eight weeks reveals the exact daily diet that transformed her body – proving you don’t need to give up delicious meals to drop weight fast
- Lily Turton is a diet and fitness coach who lives on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast
- She lost 10kg in the space of two months between January and March 2020
- Lily achieved this by lifting weights, tracking calories and reducing portion sizes
- She revealed what she typically eats in a day in a recent Instagram video
- Ms Turton has two smoothies, chocolate oats, a large salad and vegetable satay
A student who lost 10 kilos in the space of two months has revealed the daily diet that helped to transform her body – and it’s filled with plenty of delicious meals.
Lily Turton honed her figure by tracking calories, reducing portion sizes and incorporating weight training into her exercise routine, which had previously focused exclusively on cardio.
The 18-year-old from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, who is the author of health-conscious cookbook ‘Food to Fuel‘, shared her typical day on a plate in a recent Instagram video, proving you don’t need to restrict yourself to lose weight.
‘Obviously every day is completely different! However, these are some staple meals in my diet, particularly during the week,’ Ms Turton wrote in the caption.
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Queensland business student Lily Turton (left in January 2020 and right in March 2020) lost 10 kilos in the space of two months by tracking her calories and reducing portion sizes
She starts her day with a fruit smoothie and a bowl of chocolate oats topped with strawberries, banana, peanut butter and natural yoghurt.
Lunch is a large bowl of salad, packed with nourishing ingredients such as capsicum, spinach, black beans and kale.
Ms Turton uses a bowl that is almost the size of her head to illustrate the generous portion sizes she allows herself to enjoy.
She opts for yoghurt mixed with cacao powder for a mid-afternoon snack before her main meal of the day – a vegetable satay that contains carrot, broccoli, sweet potato and zucchini.
Ms Turton satisfies her sugar cravings with four squares of Lindt dark chocolate, but reminds viewers that just because a block is 85 percent cocoa, it doesn’t mean it’s ‘healthy’.
Ms Turton has a large salad (left) for lunch, and a bowl of vegetable satay (right) for dinner
For her lunchtime salad, the student (pictured) uses a bowl that is almost the size of her head to illustrate the generous portion sizes she allows herself to enjoy
Lily Turton’s day on a plate
Fruit smoothie and a bowl of chocolate oats topped with strawberries, banana, peanut butter and natural yoghurt
Large bowl of salad, packed with nourishing ingredients such as capsicum, spinach, black beans and kale
Yoghurt mixed with cacao powder
Vegetable satay with carrot, broccoli, sweet potato and zucchini
Four squares of Lindt 85 percent dark chocolate
‘I find that so many girls these days think that dark chocolate is ‘good’ for you, when in reality it’s just food,’ she said.
Ms Turton finishes her day with another fruit smoothie that looks to contain mixed berries.
She said she eats 2,200 calories to maintain her current weight based on her calorie deficit calculations.
Different for every individual, a calorie deficit is the energy your body requires to survive and maintain your current weight, minus the calorific value of your daily food intake.
Ms Turton (pictured) has been able to achieve her weight loss goals while still enjoying her favourite meals
She has a bowl of chocolate oats with fruit and peanut butter (left) for breakfast and four squares of 85 percent dark chocolate (right) for dessert at night
If your body requires 2,000 calories a day and you only consume 1,200, you are in calorie deficit of 800 and will steadily lose weight as long as this is maintained.
Ms Turton’s food diary, which has racked up 4,597 ‘likes’ since it was uploaded online on January 13, has sparked some delighted responses.
‘We love volume eating,’ a fellow fitness coach wrote.
Another added: ‘Lots of beautiful whole foods in there, love it!’