This Is What an Everybody Fights Instructor Eats for Breakfast
Did we mention she's a registered dietitian too?
We don’t need to tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In this series, we’re asking top doctors, fitness pros, and dietitians for a sneak peek into their kitchens, so we can see what’s on their breakfast tables.
Claim to Fame:
As a full-time instructor and trainer at Everybody Fights, Kelli Fierras somehow keeps her energy levels high and her classes kickin’ (literally) throughout her entire 10-14 hour work day. When she’s not throwing 1-2 punches at FiDi or the Seaport, she’s counseling her clients on best nutrition practices as a registered dietitian or pounding the pavement in her own training. Seriously, this girl is logging well over 30 miles of running during an average week.
As for breakfast? She says it’s her favorite meal of the day and could eat it day or night.
What She Ate:
Her typical breakfast includes two eggs, 1/4 avocado, one piece of whole wheat toast or 1/2 of a sweet potato or whole wheat wrap, spinach, and a side of mixed berries. She says she can’t forget the ketchup. When she knows she won’t have enough time to cook breakfast in the morning—with a 4:30 a.m. wake-up call, we can see how that would be challenging—she likes to make egg cups on Sunday. Her egg cups consist of all the ingredients she would normally cook with her eggs baked in muffin tins.
Another quick breakfast she likes to prepare for her morning commute, or running from one gym to the other, is a green smoothie consisting of two cups spinach, 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, 1/2 banana, one cup unsweetened almond milk, and one scoop of protein powder.
Why She Chose It:
As a registered dietitian, she says nutrition is a way of life and it is important for her to practice what she preaches. “Breakfast ‘breaks your fast’ from the night before and jump starts your metabolism for a new day,” Fierras says. “If you eat a balanced breakfast, full of nutrients, you are setting yourself up for a day full of sustainable energy, which is exactly what I need. I like to ensure my clients get the same experience at all hours of the day, so I have to be on my ‘A’ game early in the morning and late at night.”
She adds that when she is properly fueled in the morning, everything throughout the rest of the day seems to fall into place. “If your car is on empty when you go to start it, would you stop at the gas station before you go to work? Therefore, never skip breakfast,” she says.