Ashley Graham is a straight up legend. She has defied what it means to be a supermodel, completely recreating its definition. Prior to her arrival in the fashion world, supermodels were known for being so skinny—sometimes to an unhealthy level, and it was almost considered a necessity to eat literally nothing, or even consume toxic cigarettes to maintain one's skinny figure. She is a poster-girl for body positivity and promoting healthiness and happiness at any size, both in and out of the fashion world. Ashley Graham's diet reflects her admirable reputation; it's healthy, balanced, and delicious

Breakfast: Green Smoothie

For breakfast, Graham likes to blend up a green smoothie with kale, lemon, ginger, beets, apple and parsley. Although not very sweet, I enjoyed how rejuvenating it felt to consume such nutritious and pure ingredients after waking up in the morning. 

Lunch: Quinoa, Veggies & Tahini

For lunch, Graham has a bowl of quinoa, veggies, drizzled with tahini. I really enjoyed this lunch because the quinoa kept me feeling energized throughout the rest of my day. Furthermore, it was a very balanced lunch as it had a complex carb, veggie, and protein. 

Dinner: Salmon, Arugula Salad, & Sweet Potato

pepper, lemon, spinach, cheese, tomato, lettuce, carrot
Josi Miller

To end the day, Graham enjoys salmon, arugula salad, and sweet potato. Just like her usual lunch, this is a very balanced dinner filled with nutrients like the protein, omega 3 fatty acids, and B vitamins from the salmon, cancer-fighting properties and vitamin K from the arugula, and potassium, dietary fiber and various vitamins including vitamin A from the sweet potato. Her typical dinner left me feeling satisfied and healthy.

Guilty Pleasure: Mac & Cheese and Pizza 

Graham knows the key to a healthy balanced diet is treating herself once in a while. That's why she'll have a slice of pizza or bowl of mac & cheese when she's really craving it. Since I tend to crave sweeter treats as guilty pleasures, I treated myself to homemade matcha balls and dark chocolate peanut butter cookie dough bars (check them out on @claud_eats).

Though out my week, I felt energized and without the highs and lows I would usually have due to consuming more sugar. Ashley Graham's diet is both balanced and nutritious, promoting a healthy and happy lifestyle. With that I'd like to say thank you Ashley Graham, for helping me embrace my body no matter what number it is on the scale, and for giving great suggestions of how to eat to feel healthy and happy.