While she may be most well-known for her modelling and television presence, Rachael Finch is also a qualified personal trainer, health coach and founder of her own online health and fitness program Body by Finch (as well as being the mother of two adorable children).
To be honest, we’re not quite sure how she does it all. Which is why we were keen to interview the entrepreneur to discover how she keeps her diet healthy and balanced when she’s juggling such a busy schedule. Read on to learn the foods she eats every day, how she avoids late-night binge sessions and her food philosophy.
On her day on a plate…
“Every day is actually different for me. It’s hard to tell you the exact food items I eat, as my goal is to listen to my body and break up food based on how I feel and what I think my body needs. However, a day could look like this:
Morning brew – MCT coffee. One cup of black coffee, one tablespoon of grass-fed butter, one tablespoon of Melrose MCT oil, one teaspoon each of cinnamon, maca powder and turmeric.
Liquids – Throughout the day I’ll aim to drink about one and a half to two litres of fresh, filtered water. I also drink between one to three cups of tea.
Breakfast – Smoothie from Body by Finch - my online health and fitness program. [It’s] easy to [make] and a great way to get a good dose of vitamins and nutrients the body needs. In it I put: two cups coconut milk, one frozen banana, two cups spinach, one cup frozen blueberries, half an avocado, one tablespoon chia seeds and one to two scoops plant-based protein powder.
Lunch – Usually a macro bowl or big plate of mixed goodies! Roast pumpkin, sweet potato, sautéed greens, fermented vegetables, olives, tomatoes topped with seed crackers.
Dinner – Grilled or pan-fried piece of fish or meat in coconut oil. Served with steamed veg (broccoli, carrots or Brussels sprouts) with corn or some white rice.
Snacks – I try not to snack too much but if I do it’ll be a handful of nuts, some fresh fruit or one of the choc peanut truffles from my program.”
On where she looks to for meal inspiration…
“Over the years through my work in the health industry and as a health coach I’ve collected a good bank of recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks. I love experimenting in the kitchen and playing with different ingredients to see what works and what doesn’t.
My family have fruit and vegetable farms in North Queensland, so I remember picking vegetables from trees from a young age. My favourite things to cook are definitely sweet treats. I love homemade chocolate or banana pancakes. I am very fortunate to also work with a fabulous nutritionist, Jessica Cox, who helps me develop the recipes you see on the program. Her and I have a (bliss) ball together, pardon the pun!”
On her favourite snacks…
“So many on my program! Smoothies are always my first suggestion as they are quick [and also] an easy way to get so much goodness in one cup (see my favourite smoothie recipe above in the breakfast description). I also love boiled eggs, whole fruit, seed crackers with avocado and tomato, or veggie sticks with homemade kale pesto (awesome recipe at www.bodybyfinch.com)”
On how she avoids late-night binge fests…
“I eat a good amount of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats in my diet, which keep me feeling full and satisfied. I include lots of nuts, seeds, oily fish, avocado and other good-quality animal fats. I also try to ensure I get enough sleep, sunlight, movement and keep my stress levels down. They all contribute to ensuring I don’t binge and over-eat!”
On the foods she indulges in…
“Dark chocolate is my weakness. We have the most amazing chocolate peanut truffles on the program and I also make a lot of my own chocolate at home. I simply use cocoa powder, coconut oil and maple syrup. Heat all in a saucepan on low heat then pour into moulds to set in the fridge. There are nights I definitely indulge on the couch with a big bowl of coconut ice cream, my homemade chocolate and even some healthy cookies! I may overdo it from time to time, but it feels so good for the soul!”
On her food philosophy…
“Everything in moderation. Don’t deprive yourself. But most importantly, listen to your body and eat for YOU. One person’s food may be another’s poison, so every time you eat, listen to what your body is saying and find what works best for it.”
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Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.