The O.C. Housewife and CUT Fitness owner answers your burning health questions.

on Jun 24 - The Dish

It's no secret that the Real Housewives of Orange County's Tamra Judge loves to workout—she opened CUT Fitness, a group studio, with husband Eddie Judge last year in Rancho Santo Margarita, CA, and has since become devoted to living a healthy lifestyle.

We let fans ask Tamra all of their burning health questions, and she'll be answering them here in a weekly series of posts. It's like Dear Abby, but with treadmills.

This week, Antonia Rogers asked Tamra on Facebook, "What is an example of your daily diet?" Check out Tamra's answer below.

Nutrition is a big part of how you feel and perform everyday. We never use the word "diet" because that just sets you up for failure. We like to refer to it as our "lifestyle." We choose to eat lean protein, fresh vegetables and good carbs. We stay away from sugar, starches, processed and fast foods. If it comes in a can or a box, it's probably not that great for you.

I start my day off early with a cup of coffee. It's my ME time to wake up and prepare myself for the day. Next, I have a spoonful of almond butter and half of banana. That gives me the energy I need to get me going without filling me up before my workout. Then I drop the kids off at school and head off to CUT Fitness for my workout. It is important to eat protein after a hard workout so I never skip breakfast and I eat often.

Here is an example of what I typically eat in a day:

Meal 1 (Breakfast)
1. 4-egg omelet with veggies and/or ground turkey
2. 1 piece of toast (dry) 
3. A few slices of avocado 
4. 2 cups of water

Meal 2
1. Hard-boiled egg
2. Raw veggies
3. 2 cups of water

Meal 3 (Lunch)
1. Chicken salad with veggies and fruit
2. Handful of almonds
3. 2 cups of water

Meal 4
1. Apple slices with a few raw nuts
2. 2 cups of water

Meal 5 (Dinner)  
1. 8 oz. steak with grilled veggies 
2. Mixed salad with nuts 
3. 2 cups of water

Meal 6
1. Hard-boiled egg with a veggie
2. 2 cups of water

As you can see, I eat all day long. I never let myself get hungry. If I feel the need to eat something sweet I will nibble on sugar free dark chocolate.