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Power foods, Dolvett Quince-style

"The Biggest Loser" trainer Dolvett Quince has several go-to foods; cake isn't one of them. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)

Dolvett Quince practices what he teaches as one of the four trainers on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.”

I talked about his approach to a balanced life in a blog post earlier this week, the day after his visit to Buffalo on Monday evening for an Independent Health wellness expo. He’s also the subject of today’s What are you eating? story in WNY Refresh.

I didn’t get a chance to squeeze these two questions into the print piece:

What would be a typical breakfast, lunch and dinner for you?

There’s this brand called ‘Love Crunch.’ There’s two flavors I love and I eat that with almond milk. I love almond milk because I don’t put soy in my body – it’s been attached a lot to estrogen. I’m into oatmeal in the morning. I have a travel breakfast: egg whites, scrambled, with spinach and mushrooms, English muffin, turkey bacon.

A typical lunch for me? I tend to lean toward a chicken sandwich on multi-grain bread. I use avocado for spread instead of mayo. I’ll do a spinach salad; everything I eat, I try to put green in it. I want to add protein to the fiber, which is the spinach, so I’ll add salmon or maybe a chicken breast, blackened.

A dinner option would be salmon or some fish, and something green. That’s my go-to.

What about snacks?

I tend to eat string cheese. I do this almond-cranberry thing that I like. I take cranberries and mix them with unsalted almonds; just a handful. I love carrots, love hummus. Kale chips.

Is there a food you can’t resist?

Cake. If it’s lemon or carrot cake, and I’ve said this a thousand times, ‘Keep it away from me.' I love it. Love it.

I eat it, I time it. If I’m going to have something sweet, if I’m going to have a bottle of wine, if I’m going to have drinks with friends, I earn it. I don’t do it on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. There’s a rhyme and reason.

That’s how you win.

– Scott Scanlon

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Scott Scanlon

Scott Scanlon

Scott Scanlon is an award-winning reporter and editor who has covered various topics in his quarter-century as a journalist in South Florida, Syracuse and Buffalo. He is aiming to pass along what he is learning these days about health, fitness, nutrition and family life.

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