Because she doesn't have a typical 9-to-5, her workout routine varies. "There's a little bit of irony in the fact that I often don't have time to take yoga classes," she says, adding that her rotation usually involves a mix of yoga, Pilates, and SoulCycle.
She has a similar approach to eating, leaving room for flexibility and prioritizing health and enjoyment equally. "What I eat really depends on my schedule and what I have going on," she says. "I don't have any overarching food philosophy. It's just sort of eating what I like and what makes me feel good." And given that her business is growing faster than Drake's top 10 hit list, can you blame her?
Keep reading to sneak a peek at Y7 co-founder Sarah Levey's food diary.
Brunch: Homemade pancakes
Snack: Mixed nuts
Dinner: Roasted salmon and veggies
Sarah says: "I slept in until 11:30 a.m. and then made pancakes. Since I had such a big meal and ate pretty late, I didn't get hungry again until that night. I kept dinner really healthy and made salmon and veggies for my husband and me."
Breakfast: Coffee and fruit
Lunch: Egg, avocado, bacon, onion, and sprouts on toast
Dinner: Grilled chicken salad
Sarah says: "I love eggs. Probably 75 percent of my meals include eggs. We have a fridge and full kitchen in the office, and sometimes I have time to go to Whole Foods and stock some stuff in the fridge—usually eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce. This day in particular was really busy, though, so I picked up my egg-avo-bacon lunch instead of making it."
Breakfast: Coffee and green juice
Lunch: Hummus with cucumber and carrots
Dinner: Grilled chicken salad with hard-boiled eggs, farro, and tomato
Sarah says: "Tuesdays are really busy for me. I grabbed the green juice from Juice Press and just had a snack around lunchtime because I was in so many meetings. When it comes to dinner, I do more of the cooking than my husband, who is also my business partner. But, a lot of the time, we're ordering in or eating out. This dinner I made after a really long day and included double protein, since I didn't really have any at lunch."
Workout: Y7 yoga
Breakfast: Coffee and protein shake
Lunch: Poke bowl
Dinner: Peanut-butter toast
Sarah says: "I didn't get home from work until 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and I was just too exhausted to make something to eat or even think about ordering in. So I just made some peanut-butter toast and called it a day."
Breakfast: Coffee and blueberries
Lunch: Poached eggs with red quinoa and kale
Dinner: Tomato soup
Sarah says: "I'm not a big breakfast person—I've never been, honestly. It's weird, because I love breakfast food, just not first thing in the morning. So a small breakfast like what I had this day is pretty typical for me. I had a lunch meeting and we went to Jack's Wife Freda, which is where I got the yummy egg and grain bowl. I love soup—and tomato soup is my favorite thing ever—so I ordered that for dinner."
Workout: Y7 yoga
Breakfast: Coffee and smoothie
Lunch: Salad with cucumber, tomato, chickpeas, and basil
Dinner: Oysters, truffle Parmesan French fries, and wine
Sarah says: "This was a good food day, I have to say. I have a Nutribullet and make smoothies at home with half a banana, Chillhouse's Give Me Life adaptogenic powder, and Clean Program protein. And those fries at dinner were delicious."
Lunch: Eggs and avocado toast
Sarah says: "Eggs again! Surprising, right? I do tend to eat out on the weekends and this day was no exception, capping the week off with a fun sushi dinner."
If you want to peek at another food diary, here's what a SoulCycle instructor eats. And this is how different wellness influencers shake up their go-to salads.
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