- “Queer Eye” star Antoni Porowski told INSIDER what he typically eats on a normal day.
- He likes to start his day with plenty of caffeine and supplements before making a protein-packed smoothie.
- For lunch, he focuses on protein and fiber, often opting for chicken breast with kale and root vegetables.
- He keeps his dinner simple with a light salad.
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Antoni Porowski often shows others how to eat healthily on Netflix’s hit show “Queer Eye,” but we rarely get a look at what the food expert actually eats himself.
INSIDER recently got the chance to speak with Porowski, and we asked him to tell us what he typically eats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on a normal weekday. We learned that he’s all about keeping it healthy, balanced, and allowing for some “naughty” indulgences every now and then.
He starts his mornings with caffeine and supplements
Porowski told us he typically starts his day around 7 a.m. by making a pot of drip coffee, which he enjoys with a splash of oat milk.
He then likes to take a few supplements. Porowski, who is currently partnered with Olly Vitamins, told us he especially likes the brand’s Undeniable Beauty, Laser Focus, and Goodbye Stress varieties.
Around noon, it’s time for a smoothie
Porowski whips up a concoction including a frozen banana, a scoop of Olly Vanilla Velvet protein powder, about a teaspoon of cinnamon, two tablespoons of almond butter, a healthy serving of almond milk, and a few ice cubes. Then it’s off to the gym before refueling with lunch.
For lunch, he reaches for something lean and nutritious
“After the gym, typically I try to keep everything focused on fiber and protein,” he told INSIDER. “For lunch, I’ll probably get a grilled salmon filet in a perfect world, or even chicken breasts with some kind of kale and some root vegetables to fill me up. I love sweet potato.”
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For dinner, Porowski says he tries to stay away from too much protein
“For dinner, I’ll probably start out with a nice little salad,” he told us. “I’m obsessed with bitter greens year round with some nice citrus and pistachios or something.”
Porowski says he has found that too much protein in the evening leads to night sweats for him, so he tries to pack protein into his diet during the day and stick to fibrous vegetables at night.
“That was like my body trying to tell me something and I didn’t have to adopt some crazy severe diet,” he told us of his discovery. “I just basically switched when I eat certain foods.”
Porowski will also incorporate some snacks throughout the day if he’s needing a boost
He told us he typically reaches for Marcano almonds, dehydrated fruit, or some sharp cheddar cheese if he’s “feeling a little naughty.”
He also drinks a “s— ton of water during the day.”
For those looking to Porowski’s daily meals as diet inspiration, he has some helpful tips to stay on track
He thinks it’s all about making small improvements and listening to your body’s needs.
“It’s more about trying to make every day a little bit better and over time that’s going to make things easier,” Porowski said. “Any type of very extreme or aggressive diet that I’ve ever tried, it’s never sustainable.”
Porowski recommends taking inspiration from the diets that fit your lifestyle best, then alter them to fit your needs.
“I think you can take a little bit from every diet,” he told us. “I naturally lean towards a more keto-paleo diet, but I don’t look at the guidelines and say I’m only going to have everything that’s basically under this category.”