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It's safe to say 'Bachelorette' Tayshia Adams has been busy lately. Yet, somehow, between moving to New York City with fiancé Zac, hosting the Click Bait podcast, and doing all sorts of appearances, she somehow manages to make her own health and fitness a top priority.
In fact, when she's not running through Central Park with her beau or drinking iced coffee out of a wine glass, you'll find Tayshia and her glowing smile whipping up magic in the kitchen.
"I absolutely love food. I love flavors and spices and all of it," Tayshia tells Women's Health. "But I'm always looking to nourish my body and eat food that makes me feel good."
Over the years, Tayshia has played around with different ways of eating to find what works best for her. Right now, she considers herself mostly pescatarian—but she doesn't take labels too seriously (especially now that she has a whole city's-worth of new food to explore).
Generally, though, Tayshia's approach to eating well is to keep meals simple and delicious. (Remember, the woman is busy!) Here's what her diet looks like on a typical day.
"I used to start my day with coffee. I looked forward to it every night when I went to bed," Tayshia tells WH. "But I've been feeling like my body was missing something, so I started trying out celery juice and lemon water instead."
Though she misses her coffee a bit, Tayshia is definitely reaping the benefits of her new routine. "I've noticed my body really, really likes it especially, because I really don't drink a lot of water throughout the day."
Next up, Tayshia works out. Then, it's time for breakfast, which is usually a smoothie. "I do some milk, lots of spinach, fruit like pineapple or blueberries, a scoop of collagen or protein powder, and chia seeds." Right now, her go-to proteins include her care/of Whey Protein, Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen, or Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides.
Tayshia's smoothies usually hold her over until lunchtime. To keep her midday meal efficient, she often opts for a salad. "I will tell you right now that making a salad is an art," she says.
"I love getting a rotisserie chicken and cutting that up for salads," Tayshia shares. I've also been really loving chickpeas in my salads." Once she's got her protein nailed down, she'll add other ingredients, like chopped bell peppers, dried cranberries, and cucumber to a hefty serving of mixed greens. From there, she tops it all off with a simple DIY dressing.
"I love olive oil, lemon juice, and some kind of seasoning," she says. (Italian seasoning is a fave.) When in doubt though, you can't go wrong with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette, Tayshia adds.
If she gets hungry during the afternoon, Tayshia munches on bell peppers or carrots with hummus. "I also really do love chips and salsa during the day," she adds.
Before moving to New York, Tayshia mostly cooked her dinners at home. "I love finding a recipe, making something fun and different, and feeding it to people. That's one of my biggest joys," she says. "Now, I live in my fiance's apartment, which doesn't really have many cooking tools."
Tayshia's certainly not mad about it, though. "We've been enjoying just exploring the city and he's been introducing me new foods," she tells WH. "I love Mediterranean food. I had no idea. It's amazing!" The couple has also been enjoying their fair share of pasta, which is no surprise considering Tayshia says Italian food is one of their love languages.
When she does cook up her own evening meal, though, Tayshia has a few regular recipes in her rotation. "I love making a really good, clean stir fry. "It has green beans, a little cabbage, shallots, mushrooms, garlic, and chili pepper with a little bit of rice." She also enjoys a nice, cozy soup. "I have learned how to make some soups and really love butternut squash soup," she shares. Same, girl.
Otherwise, Tayshia opts for a simple salmon with whatever veggies she has on-hand and some rice.
Drinks and Dessert
If there's one thing you need to know about Tayshia, I'd argue it's this: "I would eat ice cream every single day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner," she says, describing herself as 100-percent a sweets person.
Currently, Tayshia is hooked on Van Leeuwen's Ice Cream. "The Honeycomb is next-level. Oh my God; I can't stop."
Tayshia's love of all things sweet has presented an interesting challenge for her and Zac since they started living together. "Zac is also a big sweets guy but he never keeps it in the house because he doesn't have any self-control, but I do have self-control so it's been hard!"
The hot couple is also learning to navigate the role alcohol plays in their daily life and relationship—but they sure seem to be doing it with grace. "Zac is sober," Tayshia says. "However, he has definitely allowed me to continue to be who I am and decide to drink a glass of wine or not." (Tayshia's a big fan of cabernet sauvignon.) Otherwise, she likes to make what she calls her "pink drink" with sparkling water, grapefruit, fresh lime juice, and tequila. She's all about cutting back on sugar elsewhere in her diet so she can save it for that ice cream fix!
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