Summer usually marks the time for crazy trendy diets, stressed out bikini hopefuls, and moms desperate to shed some lbs to get ready for sexy summer attire.
I like to stay in shape all year and I do it by maintaining a healthy life style. Trust me its much easier to stay out of trouble than to get out of trouble, lol! This past month has been different and I must admit, extra challenging.
Meet Greg Joujon-Roche – a true fitness genius and the author of the dynamic self-improvement book, “One Body, One Life: 6 Weeks to the New You,” a succinct yet powerful “Body Bible” that gets users onto the holistic path of a rejuvenated self. He is a hot celebrity trainer, with many years of experience, but what I like most about him are his holistic philosophies and his back to basics approach. By hot, I don’t just mean good looking, he’s trained some of the hottest A-listers in the business. And yes, I do envy Giselle’s perfect bod!
As you probably know, I recently partnered with Sony to develop a 4 part DVD fitness series. Greg and I have designed the perfect at-home, user-friendly work out routine. It is a combination of many of my tried and true favorite moves, and many of Greg’s proven body shapers. I cannot wait to share it with you!
I trained extra hard and ate really clean in preparation for the shoot. Not to mention the hours of designing, rehearsing and perfecting our routines. Here is my very basic eating plan that I have shared with many of you before. I have just kicked it up a few notches and I’m sticking to it.
Lots and lots of water.
I start my day with an 8 oz glass, which I keep by my bed so it’s easy to remember as soon as I wake up.
Then I make my am shot: 1 oz raw aloe juice, the juice of one lemon and 1 tablespoon of omega 3 oil (it’s amazing for your skin and hair!)
Of course I have my am coffee (let’s not kill ourselves) with low fat milk and 1 Equal.
30 minutes later, I make my am shake, which has everything I need to kick start my day:
Almond milk or coconut water (1/2 the calories of regular milk btw), frozen mixed berries (antioxidants), 1 scoop of protein powder, 1 scoop of Super Green Food, 1 tablespoon of omega 3 oil.
My snacks are green apples, raw pumpkin seeds, raw sunflower seeds, or raw almonds.
Lunch is usually my biggest meal. I love a huge crunchy salad with veggies and chicken or salmon. My favorite dressing is my homemade tarragon vinegar mix.
I also eat a lot of sushi, and I limit the rice, but I do enjoy a little.
I drink lemon water all day, at at least a few cups of hot or iced green tea (great stimulant and antioxidant).
My dinner is always protein and veggies. I grill fillet mignon, salmon, branzino, whole roasted chicken. I also enjoy many different types of veggies and soups. One of my family favorites is my Matzo Ball soup, and I eat only the chicken & veggies.
I also love lentil soup, it’s a great source of iron and my kids love it too. I can eat this soup hot or cold for lunch, dinner, or a snack.
Anything green and crunchy is a perfect addition to your dinner protein.
A few rules to follow when you want to be extra healthy: Lots of water, green tea and fresh lemon. I never drink soda OR fruit juices, even if they are fresh squeezed – too much sugar and wasted calories.
NO sugar, No white flour (bread, pasta) NO potatoes, NO corn, NO bananas.
Small smart meals are the way to go!