Virgin Active Wellness Wednesday: Crunch Time05.12.2012 / bynatalie
With just eight more working days (!!!) before we hit the beaches of Thailand, it’s beach-prep crunch time. I’m really trying hard to stick to a fat busting eating plan, just for the next eight days. Especially because I plan on eating my way through Bangkok for two days as soon as we land.
I’m eating according to a plan that was given to me by a friend’s dietician. It is a bit intense, I’ll admit, but it’s only for eight days. Plus, I have a small cheat every day. And I eat normally on weekends.
This eating plan is designed to help kick start your metabolism and lose water retention and centimetres around your tummy, thighs and bum. You won’t go hungry on this diet- there is a LOT of food. It’s more just about surviving the cravings; I crave sugar. And carbs. Yes, every day. But if you’re serious and you’ve been working really hard and now you just need to lose that last bit of water and a bit of fat over the next couple of days, this diet won’t let you down.
7 am: 2 fruits and one fat free yoghurt (I blend these with ice into a smoothie)
10 am: a salad of lettuce/tomatoes/cucumber/pepperdews etc and two cooked egg whites (I use a lot of green veg like tender stem broccoli, fine beans, courgettes and asparagus with some green leaves for my salad and whit balsamic vinegar for flavour)
4 pm: stuff 2 egg whites or half a gem squash with 1T legumes (chickpeas/lentils), combined with tasty onion and tomato mix
7 pm: use 60g of tofu or 3T cooked quinoa with tasty vegetable stir fry/salad
Spend at least 30 minutes a day working out to help with skin tone and texture.