7.8.17

My Bikini Diet




I know it's already August and most of you have already finished your vacations. Nevertheless, I wanted to write this post because I get so many questions about my diet. While I haven't done a post yet about my regular diet, I wanted to get this post out first, before the summer comes to an end. The diet I am about to describe is also perfect for prepping for an event, when you want to avoid the bloat and feel your best. 

Before I get into I need to state the obvious but necessary disclosure that everybody's body is different. What works for me may not work for you. It is key to try different diets and see what makes you feel and look your best. For example, I recently started following a model on Instagram. Her body is out this world. Obviously I wanted to know what her diet was asap! I stalked her blog and read what she eats in a week. Her diet consists of essentially a vegan, raw diet with tons and tons of fruit. That would not work for me. Generally, when I eat fruit I get super bloated and the amount of sugar (even natural) doesn't make me feel great. But for her it obviously works really well. So I suggest trying different diets until you find your best match. Scroll down for my bikini-ready diet. 



So this may disappoint some of you but my bikini diet does NOT involve counting calories. That simply does not work for me. Rather, my diet consists of lots of greens and healthy fats, and low carb and sugar. Depending on how strict you want to be, you should eliminate all alcohol. I wish I could say I do this but realistically, I don't. I do limit, however, how much I drink (i.e. I try to start drinking on Thursday rather than Monday...you know what I mean). So here are a few examples of what I eat in a day:

Breakfast:
  • 2 full eggs and 1 egg white (over medium), sliced avocado, green salad
  • Overnight oats (yes, I know this is a carb, but when I eat it first thing in the morning it doesn't bloat me and keeps me full.  My recipe is 1 smushed banana, 1/2 cup of oats, fill the bowl with almond milk until it just covers the oats and a splash of vanilla. 1 tsp of maple syrup is optional but I don't feel like I need it with my unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • Smoked salmon and a green salad
Side Note: I always have 2 cups of coffee with almond milk. Also, some people (aka most people) find it strange to have salad with breakfast. I did at the beginning and it definitely takes time to train yourself to enjoy it. But the fact is carbs (like toast) are generally included in breakfast meals and you need to replace that with something filling. 

Lunch:
  • Generally my lunch consists of a big green salad with a protein and avocado. Since I don't eat meat my protein of choice is usually salmon or tuna. My salad dressing is generally either olive oil, garlic powder, pink salt and pepper or olive oil, dijon mustard, lemon juice, garlic, pink salt and pepper.
Dinner:
  • Like lunch, my dinner is usually a protein with vegetables or a salad. If I feel like something warm, I will cook a bunch of vegetables with olive oil and garlic powder. My protein is generally fish (salmon, tuna, shrimp, white fish etc) or tofu (but I only eat tofu around once a week). 
Snacks:
  • Handful of walnuts
  • Peanut butter with apple or banana
  • A few slices of smoked salmon 
  • 2 hardboiled eggs (if I didn't eat eggs in the morning)
Tips:
  • Drink tons of water (I am so bad about this). Add fresh mint or lemon water to keep it interesting
  • Try and eat as early as possible. I find eating by 6:30 works best for me. When I go to bed on a full stomach I tend to wake up feeling a bit bloated.  
  • Avoid sodas (I don't drink soda but I drink sparkling water which still bloats) and gum
  • If you have a sweet tooth have fruit. Yes, it is sugar but it is natural sugar and better than anything processed. Also, for me it is easier to digest on an empty stomach. 
Bottom line: Eat as much greens as you want and feel full and satisfied with healthy proteins and fats. Try and limit your carb and sugar intake and if you are going to eat carbs or sugar, do so before the early afternoon. Limit alcohol (especially 2-3 days before your event or vacation). Drink water with lemon when you wake up. Try and eat at home as much as possible (you never know what restaurants cook with and even healthy restaurants tend you use lots of salt). 

If you have any questions feel free to DM or email me! I hope you found this helpful xoxo


1 comment:

  1. I always love learning about people's diets. Your body is amazing btw! Thanks for sharing :-)

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