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My day on a plate: Bec Bulley

Giants Netball player Bec Bulley, 35, shares her day on a plate.

Bec Bulley.

Bec Bulley.

6.30am Chicken, avocado, tomato and cheese omelette with one slice of soy-lin toast and a cup of tea.

9am Sipping on coffee while driving to training from Wollongong to Sydney Olympic Park.

12.30pm After drinking plenty of tap water during training, lunch is a homemade roast pumpkin, feta and quinoa salad and some mineral water.

3pm Another coffee and a banana.

5.30pm Dinner with my husband and two-year-old daughter is tuna, avocado and brown rice poke bowl.

7pm A chai tea and some chocolate.

Dr Joanna McMillan says:

Top marks for … Making and packing your own lunch. Being prepared and having food with you is often the best way to ensure you eat well. You also include a smart, carbohydrate-rich food at each meal – the bread, quinoa and brown rice all deliver fibre and nutrients and provide the fuel your body needs to train.

If you keep eating like this you'll … Stay lean while fuelling your body nicely for your sport. Do make sure you are getting enough iron, often low in female athletes. Red meat and shellfish such as mussels and oysters are among the best animal food sources of iron. The iron in plant foods is less well absorbed but tofu, whole grains (your quinoa was a good choice), legumes and green vegies provide good levels.

Why don't you try … Including lean red meat two to three times a week. Adding canned legumes or tofu and plenty of dark green vegies to salads and poke bowls.

The Giants take on the Collingwood Magpies today at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney.

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