It’s that time of the year again when many people reflect, revise and rewrite the goals for the year ahead.

Maybe you want to climb Mt Larcom, or improve your fitness to run in the Botanic to Bridge, or perhaps you simply want to eat better and move your body more! No matter what your goal, an important step toward living a healthier lifestyle is good nutrition. Gladstone News caught up with local Personal Trainer, Bec Frost from MNB Coaching to find out how she fuels her mind and body to maintain her active and healthy lifestyle.

Bec explained that she aims to have a good balance of protein, fats and carbohydrates in all of her meals. “I like to mix up my food, so I don’t get bored of one thing. I don’t restrict myself of anything unless it’s something that doesn’t agree with my tummy. Everything in moderation! It’s also important to be mindful of eating enough fibre and drinking lots of water!” she added.

Breakfast – A couple of my summer favourites for breakfast would have to be a nice cold smoothie, or overnight oats- there are so many different ways to make either of these. But you also can’t go wrong with the good old bacon and eggs.

Lunch– Most days chicken and veggies are on the menu; a big salad or chicken wraps are another good option.

Dinner– Keep dinner simple! I generally stick to grilled chicken breast, steak or fish with air fried potatoes.  I have also been loving just chopping up and throwing heaps of different veggies in all together with some garlic- for lots of colour, lots of fibre and a perfect side with any meal. On the weekend I will usually make homemade pizza or burgers or go out for Mexican.

Snacks– I love cold fruit especially on a hot day. I also enjoy carrot and celery sticks with dip, boiled eggs, muesli and yoghurt, mixed nuts, some rice cakes with honey, or a protein shake is always convenient if I’m on the go.

Desserts– I’m really loving the Weis Dark Chocolate Sorbet at the moment! It’s got an amazing flavour and because it’s quite rich I’m usually satisfied after a few (big) spoons of it.