Sports Nutritionist, Bodybuilding Coach and WBFF Pro Tammie Sarkozy!
Meet one of our newest Bulk Ambassadors Tammie! She’s a highly motivated WBFF Pro Fitness model and a passionate women’s bodybuilding coach.
Since competing in her first figure show in 2011, Tammie has achieved great results in multiple shows at all levels of competition. She even competed in a team at the 2016 CrossFit games. In the past few years, she has changed divisions and is working hard towards competing at the 2021 WBFF Pro Fitness show in October.
Tammie’s love for everything health and fitness also show in her coaching. Over the last decade, she has coached countless women worldwide, helping them to move better, feel stronger, unlock their inner potential, and create confidence they didn’t know they had.
Recently Tammie became a fully qualified Sports Nutritionist adding to her already extensive repertoire of coaching skills and services.
Make sure to keep an eye on the Bulk Nutrients page for any new blogs written by Tammie as she shares all her tips, tricks, and real-life experience in the fitness industry.
I love coaching....
I love helping people move better, live better, and find potential and confidence within themselves they didn't know they had. I truly believe I have the best job in the world.
I have been extremely lucky to have had Olympic level coaches (from gymnastics to weightlifting) over the last 10 years who all play an enormous part in influencing me with my skills (both athletic and coaching skills).
In 2019 I upped my game and became an accredited Sports Dietician (Sports Nutrition Australia).
As well as coaching women worldwide, I'm an ex-figure competitor and current fitness model.
I began as a figure competitor in 2011 and scored multiple Australian titles, a World Title (Las Vegas) and my top achievement, Miss Figure Universe Pro (2014 Miami Florida).
During those initial years of bodybuilding, I also turned to competitive powerlifting to really stack on some muscle.
After my success in Miami, I decided I'd have enough and moved into CrossFit where I fell in DEEP, so deep I ended up competing in the 2016 CrossFit Games as a team. I loved it, every part of this style of training, the community, the challenge.
2019 rolled around with a bunch of injuries and glandular fever, forcing me to leave CrossFit and play it safe. I was genuinely devastated.
This is where I turned back to bodybuilding! Can't get much safer than that!
This brings us to now with my most recent title of Miss Fitness Diva Pro (2019).
From here I’m continuing to influence people to live a better life, I know I have found true success.
Why I love it: Quick Protein Oats are so convenient for holidays! They come in sachets so they're easy to pack and you know the serving size. I always train on holidays, so these are perfect for me!
How I use it: With water and a smidge of milk.Add 7 Pack QPO Brown Sugar Cinnamon to cart
Why I love it:It’s an essential part of my nutrition. Vanilla blends with EVERYTHING! Mango, banana, cacao, berries, peanut butter... whatever you wanna blend, Vanilla works.
How I use it: Smoothie. If I'm lazy, scoop into a glass of water and mix with a fork.Add 1kg WPI Vanilla to cart
Why I love it: I coach so many vegan and vegetarian clients who lack EAAs in their current supps and diet. Adding this to their plan ensures they are supplying their body with complete proteins to grow!
How I use it: Chuck it in a smoothie.Add 250g Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) to cart
Why I love it: Essential to enhance performance and growth.
How I use it: Chuck it in a smoothie.Add 250g Creatine Monohydrate to cart
Why I love it: Some days I get lazy with food and getting enough fruit and vege is difficult. This is my little healthy life saver that ensures I’m getting all the lovely vitamins, mineral and nutrients I need!
How I use it: Glass of water.Add 250g Green Fusion Raw to cart
My training changes all the time.
- It primarily consists of 5 weights sessions 60-90mins/session.
- 2-3 leg days / 2-3 upper
- Add in 1-2 short metcons/wk (10-ish mins ea).... still love the Crossfit and want to keep things interesting.
- Add a few fun things like Oly lifting (Clean & Jerks, handstand walks).
My approach to nutrition
I have macros that I continually adjust to suit my progress.
This is a hot tip for anyone lazy like me – I write myself a meal plan to suit these macros, stick it on the fridge and follow every day.
I have a refeed each weekend of whatever. I factor the refeed calories into my weekly caloric intake, so I know I’m not going over my prescribed amounts.
With shows coming up fast and my desire to do things properly, every day counts so I make sure I’m doing things right.
Meals through the Day
- 530am wakeup (Coaching starts at 6am): Coffee with a dash of almond milk (too lazy for anything fancy), 1/2 scoop Bulk Nutrients WPI - Vanilla Thermo
- 9am: Coconut milk matcha latte
- 1030am (pre workout): 2 x crumpets, 1 tspn butter, 2-3 tspn honey
- Intra workout: 2 dates - keep those carbs up in training!
- 1pm: Large almond cap.
- 2pm lunch: Helgas wholegrain wrap, 100-120 g cooked marinated chicken breast (premarinated), 1 or 2 handfuls spinach/lettuce, 1/4 avocado, 1 tsbn light aioli, Half a tomato, 1 cucumber, Caramel Oatey Slice
- 430pm: Happy Snack Salt & Vinegar Fava Beans, 3 flavoured rice cakes, carrot + Garlic dip/hummus, 1 piece of fruit
- Dinner: Marley Spoon 450-700 cal meal (I go for the ones with heaps of vege)
- Dessert: Magnum/Messina ice-cream.
Diet you follow... General health
What is my average daily calorie intake? 2500kcals
Foods I avoid... Not the biggest fan of dairy – cow’s milk was made for baby cows.
Foods I crave... Very rarely.
My ultimate cheat meal is... Homemade burger and chips with a friend. I love cooking for people and homemade just tastes so damn good!
Do you have any medium/long term goals you're working towards?
I’m currently working towards the 2021 Oct WBFF Pro Fitness show.
Have you had any exceptional results (in competitions or otherwise) in the last few years? Let us know what they are!
I’m proud to have been a coach to dozens of amazing athletes for 10 years now.
I've had multiple State, National and World titles with my girls.