Did you ever wonder what kind of diet an elite athlete like Heather Jackson followed while working toward the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii? We certainly did, and Heather was kind enough to take some time out of her busy schedule to share her meal plan with us.

6:00 a.m.: Wake up.

6:30 a.m.–8:15 a.m.: Breakfast smoothie consisting of 1 scoop of Herbalife24® Rebuild Strength Vanilla Ice Cream,* ice, blueberries and strawberries, almond milk and a scoop of peanut butter. Blend thick with some Picky Bars Performance Granola and a sliced banana on top.

Before Heading to the Pool
Add half a scoop of Herbalife24® CR7 Drive to water bottle on the way to the pool. Repeat once more upon arrival. Swim.

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.: Ride two to three hours or run one to two hours, then enjoy another Herbalife24® Rebuild Strength Vanilla Ice Cream* shake blended with the same ingredients.  

Approximately 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: One apple sliced with peanut butter and a couple of pickles, followed by a second easy jog. 

5:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.:  Dinner of a big salad with all veggies, grilled chicken and some rice with grilled veggies or a large sweet potato.   

Some other dinner variations: grilled steak, salad and a large sweet potato. 

Sometimes we’ll get takeout from Kebaba :) This is a Mediterranean restaurant that serves grilled chicken skewers over some rice with a big side salad, some homemade hummus with pita bread, and a cup of tomato soup.

I might also get takeout from Spork :) This involves a big steak salad (greens and veggies with seasoned grilled steak on top), a rice bowl with sautéed veggies, and usually chicken or tofu, plus a side of grilled street corn.


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Heather Jackson is an Herbalife Nutrition sponsored athlete and receives compensation for her endorsement of Herbalife Nutrition products. 

*Herbalife24® Rebuild Strength is a dietary supplement. Use only in amount and frequency stated in label directions.