The countdown is on! You’re just a few months away from a more fit, healthier you. Check out Style Network fitness expert Cindy Whitmarsh’s 3-month plan to success!
3 MONTHS TO GO
Nutrition should be your focus right now. It plays a huge role in getting in shape. This is the time to start making smart choices when you order a meal and to learn to pass on your favorite cravings.
Foods to Avoid:
White cream sauces
For Breakfast: Instead of toast, cream cheese, or jelly, try oatmeal and protein powder.
For Lunch: Instead of fast food or a sandwich, try salad with chicken and low-fat dressing.
For Snacks: Instead of chips and salsa or candy, try veggies with low-fat ranch dip, and replace coffee or soda with green tea or water.
For Dinner: Instead of pasta or pizza, try fish or chicken with steamed veggies or a side salad with low-fat dressing.
For Dessert: Instead of cake or ice cream, try sugar-free Jell-O or a Popsicle.
5 Pantry Must-Haves
2. Protein powder
3. Low-fat soup
4. Canned tomatoes and veggies
5. Wheat crackers and rice cakes
5 Fridge Must-Haves
1. Precut veggies and low-fat dip
2. Precut fruit
3. Prepackaged lettuce for a fast salad
4. Proteins like turkey and eggs (use the whites only)
5. Low-fat yogurt
5 Freezer Must-Haves!
1. Ground turkey
3. Turkey burgers
4. Frozen fruit for smoothies
5. Healthy frozen dinners
Perform cardio for 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week.
Two days a week, complete full-body weight-training focusing on:
Triceps — Dips or overhead extensions Chest — Pushups or dumbbell chest presses Glutes — Squats or walking lunges