We asked 6 fitness models to share their diet secrets. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised.
Andrea Albright’s diet secrets
My number one weight loss secret is my trademarked phrase, Count Chemicals, Not Calories!™.This will the stop calorie-counting obsession that the diet industry has brainwashed us into believing.
One of the biggest changes in my diet, and subsequently my body, was changing from a low-fat to a relatively high-fat diet. I trained my body to be a fat-burning rather than a sugar-burning machine. I eat carbs at night! (Gasp!) That’s actually the best time to do it. I also eat a lot of food for a tiny girl. I don’t know how many calories, but I eat six meals a day, each with 20 to 25 grams of protein, and a heap of green vegies, along with natural fats, coconut oil, olive oil, and nuts here and there. Water, water everywhere! I never eat sugar; it’s toxic for me, and for a lot of other women.
I never leave the house hungry, and I always leave with healthy food packed and ready. The outside world is a war zone when it comes to bad food! When I do ‘cheat’, and it’s actually not cheating but calorie-spiking to keep my metabolic rate elevated, it’s Thai food. Just planning it here and there keeps me away from any bingeing, as I know I’m only a few days away all the time from a treat. And honestly, I love the taste of the foods I eat every day. It sounds like common sense, but you should never eat something that you don’t love to eat.
What to avoid
I cut out all alcohol, decrease my salt intake, and of course, no sugar. Sugar is directly related to cellulite and a host of other problems. I do unique yoga postures that help to eliminate cellulite and increase fat burning.