So your whole plan to lose 10 pounds before spring break failed. Have no fear sista (brotha) friend. I’m here to help you on your journey to being the hottest bitch in Cabo this Spring Break (or wherever you are going). You wanna look good in that bikini (you probably already do because you’re hot), and let’s be honest, your diet for the week is going to consist mainly of tequila, rum, and 4am meals at the nearest 24-hour taqueria. So for you, here is my 7 Day Pre-Spring Break Cleanse. You don’t have enough time to have significant fat loss, but you may as well be looking your healthiest, hottest self.
The meals aren’t strict. The most important thing if you are looking to avoid bloat and have more energy, clearer skin, etc., is to eat mainly veggies and fruit, lean protein, and avoid cheese, starches, other dairy products, and excess sodium and added sugars.
Avoid: If you are looking to “de-bloat” try to avoid salty breakfast meats, cheese, and starches (potatoes, breads, etc.)
Salad is going to be your holy grail for this week. I don’t care if it’s a kale or arugula or spinach salad, just eat all those leafy greens and absorb all those nutrients and benefits. As for salad toppings:
Dinner is going to consist of 2 veggies and 1 protein. The veggies can be anything you like, grilled or raw. The protein should be a lean protein. Have it with at least 2 glasses of water! Yay freedom of choice.
Avoid snack crackers, chips, candy, chocolate (you know, the usual)
So unless you already have one, expecting a 6 pack in a week is like expecting Mike Trout to miraculously leave his girl friend and get drafted to the DBacks and then you meet and fall in love and you also have prime seats to all games and you live happily ever after in your baseball fairytale dream. Is that just me? This is awkward.
But seriously, as far as workouts, you’re gonna kick your ass this week. I’m not just talking cardio, I’m talking lifting and squats and abs and toning muscles you didn’t even know you had. Normally, I would say workout about 5 days a week, having rest days for your body to recover and make sure you don’t get mentally tired of your workouts. But this week, here is the schedule:
For tips on what to do for toning exercises, CLICK HERE.
What should you be drinking during this cleanse?
1.5 liters of water a day. Other than water, stick with unsweetened tea, and coffee (if you want it sweetened, use Stevia)
Also, NO ALCOHOL. You have plenty of time to be belligerently drunk during the following week. You can lay off the Smirnoff and Heineken for this one.
What should your sleep schedule be like?
Make sure you are getting enough sleep. Coming from someone who has chronic insomnia I know that can be a lot to ask but shoot for 8 hours at least.
Since it won’t stop raining I’m gonna pretend I can kill the top-knot-bun game. I try.
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Personally, I run to clear my head and get all those endorphins (because endorphins make you happy, and happy people just don’t shoot their husbands).
BUT I originally became a runner because I was kind of over the whole Freshman 15 thing and wanted to lose weight and be in better shape. When running for purposes of maximizing fat loss, there are a few things you should keep in mind: