When Megan Roup found dance-based fitness, she felt like she finally found joy in her workouts again. And that’s something she wanted to share with the world. She created The Sculpt Society to combine powerful sculpting workouts (If you’ve ever taken her class in person or on her app, you know those disk slider mountain climbers are no joke) with enjoyable dance-based cardio.
Megan just hasn’t found balance in her movement routine—she has also found balance in her eating habits, which she hasn’t always had. “My food philosophy has definitely grown over the years. I think in my early twenties I was really into diet culture and unfortunately trying every fad diet out there,” Megan admits.
Once she stopped putting up boundaries around the food groups she could and couldn’t have, she was able to mend her relationship with food and find the right mix of eating for nourishment and eating for enjoyment. “I’m really into intuitive eating,” she says. “I don’t believe there should be rules around food. I really lean into eating real food that isn’t processed,and just kind of honor my hunger cues.” And now that she’s seven and a half months pregnant, listening to those hunger cues is even more important.
Her food philosophy combines intuitive eating with a preference for whole foods on a regular basis. But even though she steers away from packaged foods, that doesn’t mean she’ll say no to the occasional snack of Doritos or confetti cake. “If I’m craving confetti cake, of course I’m absolutely going to have it. Does it make me feel great afterwards? No, and I think that’s what I love so much about intuitive eating,” Megan tells WH.It means she honors the cues her body gives her and focuses on the energy she’ll get from the food she’s eating.
Megan also wants you to be aware that trainers don’t eat perfectly “clean” all the time. “I live in a non-restrictive way,” she says. “Sometimes I think people think of trainers or people in the health and wellness field as being 100 percent perfect all the time, and I’m certainly not.”
If you want to know more about how Megan incorporates both nourishment and balanced eating into her day, check out her full meal rundown below.
Megan starts off each day with lemon water and coffee with almond milk. She also makes sure to get some fruit in first thing, like an apple or her recent favorite, a sumo orange. That’s her first little meal of the day, just enough to fuel her morning workout.
Post-workout, Megan enjoys a second breakfast that likely includes a fancy avocado toast with Ezekiel bread, Kite Hill cream cheese, and avocado. Or, if she’s not feeling toast, she’ll put together a protein smoothie packed with almond milk, fruit, chia seeds, plant-based protein, and frozen spinach. Megan is a pro at getting lots of fruits and veggies in early on in the day—which are definitely needed to fuel her active lifestyle (and her bun in the oven).
For lunch, Megan makes something she likes to calla “garbage salad,” which kind of reminds me of a kitchen sink cookie, but with greens involved instead of sugar and flour. She throws anything she has in the fridge into a bowl, like a spring mix, some goat cheese and feta, cucumbers, and scrambled eggs to top it off. She assures us that even though those eggs on top don’t sound the most appetizing, it is super delicious.
By the time dinner comes along, Megan has already put in a whole day and doesn’t want to spend more time in the kitchen. “Lately I’ve been on a Sakara kick because I’m seven and a half months pregnant and I’m just feeling really lazy in the kitchen and want to get something healthy that is delicious,” she says. If she does cook, it’s something simple like organic ground beef tacos with almond flour tortillas, cheddar cheese, and guac to top it off.
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“I’m a big chip fan,” Megan tells WH. But she doesn’t just munch on any BBQ chip; she loves Real Food From The Ground Up’s cauliflower chips, Beanfields chips, and Siete Foods tortilla chips. Other than that, she always goes for a good veggie and hummus combo.
Megan Roup’s Favorite Chips
“I definitely have a sweet tooth right now being pregnant, so I will indulge,” she says. “Did I have a bowl of ice cream last night? Maybe I had two.” She also admits that she and her husband are major cookie fans.
Megan sips on water all throughout the day, but during mealtime she loves to treat herself to some sparkling water or a Poppi, a sparkling prebiotic soda.
Megan supplements her daily nourishment with Ritual multivitamins, Seed pre and probiotics, and—when she’s not pregnant—Highline Wellness CBD.
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