Breakfast #1 - 455 calories
On training days, Toomey typically wakes at 7:30am. After taking in water, she’ll have her first breakfast for the day which typically consists of one cup of oatmeal, with 40g of blueberries, a banana and a tablespoon of honey. “This is something I love to eat before. I feel satisfied, and I feel like I have the right amount of energy for my session,” said the athlete.
Breakfast #2 - 640 calories
After her morning cardio session, Toomey then has a second breakfast of a bagel, with both sweet and savoury toppings. On one side Toomey has avocado and a large egg, on the other she spreads peanut butter and blackberry jam. She occasionally has Turkey bacon or regular bacon with her bagel, too.
“I figured if I have two bagels and eggs on both I end up not satisfied,” said Toomey, “so that bit of sweetness with the peanut butter and the jam gives me that satisfaction at the end of my meal, but I know I’m eating healthy and getting everything in my meal as well.”
Lunch - 950 calories
To power her through her afternoon strength session, Toomey consumes two Fuel For Fire protein smoothies, regardless of whether she’s hungry or not. “Even if I’m not feeling that hungry I just make sure I’m having two of these and it just gives me that little bit of extra energy, so I never get to a point where I am feeling depleted,” she explains.
Throughout the session, Toomey drinks a vegan protein shake mixed with water, and eats a lunch of kidney beans, carrots and tamarind with basmati rice for lunch.
Dinner - 598 calories
A fan of mixing up her protein sources, Toomey switches between red meat, white meat or fish like salmon for dinner. She combines this with leftover rice and vegetables. “I’m having a lot more protein in my meal tonight, compared to what I’ve been eating throughout the day, which was predominantly more carbohydrate based,” said Toomey.
In total, Toomey’s diet sees her consume 2900 calories on a training day, including her meals, supplements and snacks. For an athlete of Toomey’s standing though, everything she consumes is thought out. “That allows me to have the right amount of energy, feel really, really good and allows me to fuel my body as best as it possibly can,” she said.