Many ask me what I am doing for my weight loss. I recently started following this plan recommended by trainer Brett Hoebel:
Combine this diet with at least 30 minutes of exercise for 5 days a week, (the more you can do the better of course!) plus one-two cups of dieters tea a night. FIBER FIBER FIBER. PROTEIN PROTEIN PROTEIN!
By eating these foods, you’ll avoid the simple sugars and processed foods that lead to belly fat.
Note: Substitute one of these with other forms of protein like seafood, red meat, pork etc.
Brown Rice Cakes
Leafy Greens (broccoli, spinach, asparagus, lettuce, kale, chard etc.)
Raw Nuts & Nut Butter (almonds, cashews, walnuts, almond butter, peanut butter)
Bonus Food: Beans. Legumes are a great source of protein, carbs, good fats and fiber.
Start your day off with this anti-bloat smoothie. It’s high in fiber, which prevents constipation. Additionally, it contains natural digestive enzymes that help to breakdown hard-to-digest foods that can cause bloating.
3/4 cup papaya
3/4 cup pineapple
1/2 pear, sliced
1 tsp ginger, fresh
1 tbsp flaxseed, ground
2 mint leaves (garnish)
1 cup water
1/2 cup ice
Blend all ingredients. Drink with probiotic straws to maximize the benefits of a healthy diet and support normal absorption and assimilation of nutrients in the gut.
MEAL PLAN #2
Upon Rising: Water and Fresh Lemon Juice
8 oz room temperature water
1/2 fresh lemon squeezed
Breakfast: Egg White Omelet and Sweet Potato Hash
4 egg whites
Salsa (tomato, onion, cilantro, sea salt)
1/2 small sweet potato, cut into squares or grated
1 onion, diced
Tip: Add 2 oz chicken or turkey for flavor and lightly coat pan with extra virgin olive oil using a paper towel.
Snack: Kale Chips
2 cups fresh kale, bake in preheated oven until crisp
Tip: Flavor kale with low sugar, low-salt substitutes like cinnamon, vanilla, raw cacao chocolate, curry, garlic powder or garlic salt.
Lunch: Lettuce Wrap Turkey Burger & Quinoa Salad
4-6 oz lean ground turkey
Onion and garlic, mixed into burger to taste
Large lettuce wrap, instead of bun
1/4 cup cooked quinoa
Mesclun salad greens
Onion and parsley garnish
Tip: Flavor meat with herbs and spices, mix an egg into the burger to moisten, and use low-sugar, low-salt dressing like extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and apple rice vinegar for the salad.
Snack: Hummus With Raw Veggies
1/2 cup cooked garbanzo beans
1 tsp tahini paste
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Raw broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, carrot, cucumber, tomato, pepper
Tip: Flavor hummus with different things like garlic, hot sauce, curry and cilantro.
Dinner: Fish and Chips
4-6 oz white fish (flounder, cod, halibut etc.)
Tip: broil the fish in fresh cut garlic, lemon slices and spices like rosemary to add flavor
1/2 sweet potato, thinly sliced
Tip: Flavor chips with spices like sea salt or garlic powder.
Tonalin CLA (1,000 mg)
L-Glutamine (5-10 g)
A great website for recipes is www.emlybites.com as well!
Besides eating right, your exercises and intensity levels will be key to your success. I have recently started Pilates, as well as intense walking and jump roping. Mountain Climbing [walking up incline] has also been effective. IT IS NOT EASY! Try to get activity in for at least 30-45 minutes into your day.