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What I Eat In A Day

Sports Illustrated Model Hailey Clauson's Food Diary: What I Eat in a Day

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model Hailey Clauson doesn’t let her busy schedule get in the way of staying healthy. “I’m always on the go,” the 5’11” model, 21, tells PEOPLE. “But cooking my own food is fun, and it’s a good way to make sure I’m getting proper nutrition.”

“My current favorite workout is boxing,” she says. “I box for cardio and toning five or six times a week. It’s a great way to relieve stress. I always leave my sessions feeling empowered.” And staying hydrated is always on her mind. “I never leave the house without a water bottle in hand,” she says. “I drink about six bottles every day.”

Though she’s all about finding “simple ways to eat clean,” she occasionally indulges in foods like barbecue and nachos on cheat days.

“This is my job,” she says. “But what girl doesn’t love a cheeseburger? You can’t deprive yourself of what you love.”

Check out her daily food log below from our Wellness Issue, which is a special bonus for subscribers only. And to sign up in time to receive our Holiday Entertaining bonus issue, click here.

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Hydration
101 oz. bottled water

Breakfast 
Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free oatmeal, with almond butter, bananas, blueberries and cinnamon; 1 cup of green tea

Post-Gym snack
Fairlife chocolate milk

Lunch
Harvest salad with cranberries, walnuts, beets, apples, goat cheese and balsamic dressing; water with lemon

Snack
Green juice with kale, cucumber, green apple, lemon  

Dinner
Salmon and asparagus; quinoa

Snack
Hummus with bell peppers

Total Calories:
1,683

The Verdict:

Because of how active Clauson is, having multiple snacks each day makes sense if they’re well thought-out and healthy. “Chocolate milk is a fantastic workout recovery drink because of its natural balance of carbs and protein,” says Chicago-based nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner. “And though green juice is not a meal, it does make a great light and energizing afternoon snack just like Hailey is doing here. Most juices have way too much fruit and sugar, but this one is great: It’s mostly veggies with only a little fruit.”

Blanter suggests Clauson add a little protein to her midday meal, like “a few ounces of chicken of 1/2 cup of beans,” but overall her regimen is well-rounded. Says the nutritionist, “Hailey has an awesome balance of whole grains, quality protein, colorful produce and healthy fat.”

NOTE: It is recommended that women eat at least 1,200 calories per day, and men eat at least 1,800 calories per day.