A travel agent turned fitness trainer who lost 25kg reveals what she eats in a day to keep her figure toned.
Brittany McCrystal, who is from New Zealand but lives in Sydney, tipped the scales at 82kg after he got a desk job near a food court and started “partying too much”. Now, after shedding the unwanted pounds, he helps thousands with their own weight loss.
The 27-year-old shared an example of her ‘day on a plate’ with her 655,000 TikTok followers, and it doesn’t exclude snacks or desserts.
“Healthy eating doesn’t have to be bland or boring,” he said in a video.
Fitness trainer Brittany McCrystal (pictured today) shared an example from her ‘day on a plate’
BEFORE & AFTER: The 27-year-old lost 20kg in nine months and is now helping thousands with their own weight loss journeys.
Brittany says she always starts the morning with coffee followed by a plate of baked eggs made with mushrooms, spinach and cheese (left). For morning tea, she enjoyed a delicious Oreo cheesecake that only contains 150 calories each (right).
Brittany says she always starts the morning with coffee followed by a plate of baked eggs made with mushrooms, spinach, and cheese.
‘I could seriously eat [baked eggs] every day, it’s like my taste buds have found their soul mate,” she said.
For morning tea, Brittany enjoyed an indulgent 150-calorie Oreo cheesecake.
At noon she devoured a Buffalo chicken chorizo wrap for lunch that kept her going until the afternoon workout.
‘Before going to the gym, I needed a pre-workout snack to avoid ‘angry’ incidents. So I went for low-calorie fries,” he said.
And for dinner, he ate a delicious bowl of beef noodles that ‘warmed his soul’ during the cold winter night.
Dessert at the end of the day is always ‘non-negotiable’, so she had a bowl of ice cream.
At noon she devoured a Buffalo chicken chorizo wrap for lunch and then had low-carb fries before the gym (left). For dinner, she ate a delicious bowl of beef noodles (right).
What does Brittany eat in a day?
Breakfast: morning coffee with baked eggs
Sandwich: oreo cheesecakes
Lunch: Buffalo Chicken Chorizo Wrap
Sandwich: low calorie fries
Dinner: Noodle soup with beef
Since then, the minute-long video has been viewed a staggering 433,000 times and hundreds have thanked Brittany for sharing her diet breakdown.
Brittany previously told FEMAIL that “slow and steady wins the race” when it comes to losing weight.
“If you go all in at once and restrict things, you’re going to feel deflated when you can’t keep up with your regimen,” he said.
Before she lost the weight, Brittany admitted she had “horrible binge eating and drinking habits,” and that she would diet only to get off the wagon and gain all the weight back on.
However, after ditching her all-or-nothing approach and focusing on a “back to basics” plan centered on nutrient-dense, whole foods and regular exercise, Brittany has lost an incredible 20kg in nine months.
How to make Brittany’s Buffalo Chicken Wrap:
- 100 g of chicken breast
- 20g of chorizo
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon buffalo sauce
- 30 g light cream cheese
- low carb omelette
- 25g of cheese
Slice the chicken and chorizo, then season with the onion powder and paprika. Cook over medium to high heat
Add cream cheese and buffalo sauce.
Spread out the tortilla and add the spinach, meat and cheese.
wrap and serve
BEFORE & AFTER: Despite trying to eat healthy, Brittany said she had “horrible binge eating and drinking habits” and dieting only to fall off the wagon and gain all the weight back on
Brittany said that before she lost weight, she was in a “bad place” with her mental health.
‘I was afraid of carbohydrates because I thought they would make me fat. I also go on and off the keto diet because I initially saw results and then it just stopped working,” she said.
She recalled that she had “severe panic attacks” and hid her body in “long, baggy clothing”.
Worse than this, Brittany’s energy levels were ‘really suffering’ and she had to seek help from a specialist to deal with her fatigue.
Brittany said her previous diet consisted of no breakfast, a vending machine snack like chips, giant helpings of leftovers for lunch, and big meals at dinner followed by ice cream.
However, when she stepped on the scale at a friend’s house and saw the number staring back at her, she knew she needed to change.
Brittany (pictured now) said she’s realized that the best thing to do when it comes to losing weight is to go slow and steady.
To lose weight, Brittany completely overhauled her eating, replacing take-out meals and huge portions with nutritious yet healthy meals and snacks, and exercising too.
To lose weight, Brittany completely overhauled her eating, replacing take-out meals and huge portions with nutritious yet healthy meals and snacks.
“Now I eat amazing, tasty food that makes me feel good afterwards,” she said.
‘I take typical foods and give them a more nutritious twist.
“For example, this morning I had Biscoff and Banana Baked Oatmeal, lunch was fresh spring rolls, and for dinner I had homemade nachos made with tortillas.”
Brittany said she’s learned that being on a health journey “doesn’t have to suck and you don’t have to cut out all the foods you love.”
“It’s all about finding the perfect balance between a blend of whole foods and soul food, and never labeling a food as good or bad,” she said.
“Food is just food, and when you apply a label, it makes you feel guilty, which can lead to restriction and then bingeing.”
Brittany (pictured now) aims to train five times a week and walk 10,000 steps a day
“Now, I eat amazing, tasty food that makes me feel good afterwards,” she said; adding that he likes to put nutritious twists on certain foods (pictured)
In addition to healthy eating, her goal is to train five days a week for one hour and take 10,000 steps a day.
“I was never into working out until I found a program that I love and now it’s just a habit and I love how it makes me feel,” she said.
Her review has also led her to change careers.
Brittany is now a fitness trainer and created her own fitness app.BrittFit‘, which has hundreds of healthy recipes and exercise routines.
“I’m also going to compete in my first WBFF Bikini Show in July,” she added.
“I do it because I want to show the world my transformation and know that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.”
Brittany’s tips for lasting weight loss
1. Go slow and steady with your weight loss.
2. Eliminate fad diets and restrictions, they are designed to steal your happiness.
3. Be clear about your goals, as starting a healthy eating plan without a clearly defined goal is like driving to a new location without putting the destination on Google maps.
4. Stop looking for quick fixes and focus on one thing at a time.
5. If you want to change your body forever, then you need to change your lifestyle.
6. Have a plan designed for you and only you, as everyone’s goals are different, so finding a “random diet and exercise on Google won’t get you results”.
The fitness trainer shared her weight loss tips with FEMAIL, explaining that the key is to go slow and steady.
“Get rid of fad diets and restrictions, they are designed to steal your happiness,” said Brittany.
“You also need to be clear about your goals, as starting a healthy eating plan without a clearly defined goal is like driving to a new location without putting the destination on Google maps.”
His second piece of advice is to stop looking for quick fixes and instead focus on “one thing at a time.”
‘Small steps lead to big results. If you want to change your body forever, then you need to change your lifestyle,” she added.
Finally, Brittany advised having a plan that is “designed for you and only you” since “everyone’s goals are different, so finding a random diet and workout on Google won’t get you results.”
‘Do not give up. It gets easier and you learn a lot along the way,” she said.