Sticking to a diet is honestly challenging.. especially when you go out with friends all the time and work crazy hours and just swinging by that In N Out drive thru at midnight. *guilty*
Don't get me wrong, a burger and fries are fine every now and then. Just don't do it every day. Maybe twice a week, tops. Moderation is the key here!
I am not a dietician, these are just the few rules/guidelines I try and follow. So without further ado,
here are some tips based off of my research and off of life lessons other models/photographers/friends have passed along to me (:
1. Eat your carbs in the morning.
Your body needs something to run off of, and some calories to burn to jump start that metabolism!
'Carbs' can be a very vague term, given there are all kinds. You want to stick to complex carbohyrates that are in oatmeal and sweet potatoes.
Stay away from that oatmeal that comes in a bag. It has a ton of sugar that you dont need.
Just make some Old Fashioned Oats and add a little brown sugar (a teaspoon or two) for some flavor. Im weird and add a tablespoon of cocoa powder and make it all chocolatey and sometimes add a tablespoon of peanutbutter. SO BOMB. Its like a reeces in a bowl.
- half a cup of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 cup water
Combine the oats and water in a bowl and microwave for 2 minutes 30 seconds.
Let it cool a bit and add a splash of milk, 2 teaspoons brown suagr, 1 tablespoon peanutbutter, and 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder. If you think it needs additional sugar or anything add it (:
You can have your coffee in the morning, just go easy on the creamer.
I always drink my "Flat Tummy Tea' with breakfast as well because it helps reduce that dreaded bloat.
2. Make healthy snack decisions.
I work crazy hours and food on set is rarely healthy. I always bring my own snacks such as apples, oranges, almonds, trail mix, and lots of water.
The key is to eat every 2 hours so your metabolism stays high.
The snack pictured is one of my favorites!
Microwave a chopped up apple for 30 seconds and sprinkle some cinnamon on top.
The peaunt butter is optional, I just have a PB problem :p
3. Stick to veggies, fruits, and lean meats.
For dinner, I suggest lean meats like chicken, turkey, or fish. Even steak is fine.
Make some broccoli or zuchinni or whatever veggie your heart desires.
My mom makes the best pasta in the world and I don't eat noodles (theyre extremely high in unhealthy carbs) so i put the pasta sauce on cooked zuchinni and its amazing.
If i dont have any sauce to put on the zuchinni, I just sautee the chopped zuchinni in some olive oil, green onion, salt/pepper and garlic.
I hope these tips help you (: