Summer is around the corner, and with that comes many articles about great exercise routines to get you in shape for summer. These articles will also usually say that the workouts must be done “along with a healthy diet.” This is because diet is KEY when it comes down to losing weight. Working out is definitely important, but diet is just a little more important. If you want to get rid of the belly flab and cellulite, you MUST eat clean. Unless you are very young or in your teens, you will be wearing what you eat.
Eating more frequently throughout the day is going to BOOST that metabolism and help you BURN that fat! Here are our MAIN goals: Eat every 2-3 hours, have about 6 small meals a day, and each meal should contain 3-4 ounces of protein 3-4, veggie and a complex carb.
So what’s a healthy diet that will get YOU living lean? Here is a sample plan of what the fitness gurus eat!
The “Eat Clean & Live Lean” Diet Plan
Meal 1: 4 egg whites, ½ cup oatmeal, 3 strawberries
Meal 2: 3 oz chicken, salad (your choice) 1 c, 6 almonds, 1/4 c peas, ¼ c shredded carrots, 1 tbs low-fat/low-sugar dressing
Meal 3: 4 oz tilapia, 1/3 c green beans, 3 oz sweet potato
Meal 4: 3 oz turkey breast, 1/3 c brown rice, ½ c mixed veggies
Meal 5: 4 oz salmon, 2 oz sweet potato, 12 asparagus spears
Meal 6: 4 oz 90% lean ground beef, ½ c broccoli, 1 c romaine, 1tbs olive oil, 1 tbs vinegar
If you want to lean out for summer, this is the way to start! Always remember diet is the KEY to weight loss. You can live in the gym, but if you have bad diet habits you may never lose a pound. Try it out! You will be surprised how quickly your abs will be revealed if you stay CONSISTENT and PERSISTANT! Get that metabolism going and EARN your way to a healthy, happy summer!
Till next time, stay dedicated and determined! Always remember, the “Skye’s” the limit!!!