Food and Fitness Diary: Secrets From Pro Surfer Lakey Peterson

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We’ve asked models, bloggers, and fitness entrepreneurs for their food and fitness secrets, but as we continue to prep for the beach this summer, it struck us: Who better to deliver the healthy tips mid-bikini season than a pro surfer? Specifically, 20-year-old beach babe, Lakey Peterson.

Peterson’s a big deal on the surfing scene: She’s ranked fourth on the World Surf League Women’s Championship Tour, and started competing professionally at age 17. She’s got 227,000 dedicated followers on Instagram who support her as she travels from beach to beach, competing and training across the globe.

Right this minute, Lakey’s competing in the Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, but she took a few minutes out to run us through her daily food and fitness routine. Read and learn, folks: This is how you score a body like a surfer girl.

For breakfast I had… A homemade muesli bowl, it’s my secret recipe.

For lunch I had… A really big green salad with organic chicken.

For dinner I had… Salmon with veggies and quinoa.

Today I snacked on… A Kit’s Organic Clif Bar.

My go-to drink is… Coconut water.

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The one thing I would never eat is… Shark–I don’t need that kind of bad karma!

My favorite workout is… The kettle bell complex.

My guilty pleasure is… Pizza.

The next big health and fitness trend will be… Following a low-carb diet while eating more fat, I think.

My favorite healthy restaurant is… Active Culture in San Clemente, California.

My favorite healthy snack is… Hummus and veggies.

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I’m obsessed with following… @karliekloss on Instagram.

The three ingredients you’ll always find in my kitchen are… Coconut milk, avocados and coffee.

My biggest health tip for travelers is… To prepare well in advance! Don’t assume you can find the healthy food you want where you’re going.

My signature healthy dish is… Baked sweet potato stuffed with lentils, avocado and steamed spinach.

The app I can’t live without is… The new World Surf League app for checking in on the world’s best surfing.

The top three songs on my workout playlist right now are… “Make the Money” by Macklemore, “Clique” by Kanye WestBig Sean and Jay Z, and “Started from the Bottom” by Drake.

The best part of my job is… I get to travel the world and meet a lot of wonderful people.

I start an average day by… Having a good cup of coffee and by reading to get the brain [fired up.].

My favorite activewear brands Hurley and Nike.

My summer health tip is… Try and drink more fresh juices and smoothies—they’re great for hydration and nutrition when it’s hot outside.

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