Bikini Body Diet – With Marisa Peer
Bikini Body Diet Tips
With the last weeks of summer quickly approaching, I thought I’d post my bikini body diet for those of you going on the last of your summer holidays. Preparing to look good in a bikini doesn’t mean you have to be hungry—it means you have to fill up on the right foods. Feeling satisfied will allow you to follow this regime with ease—which can help lose 7 pounds in just a week.
The key to making your body a fantastic fat-burning machine is to avoid or lessen starchy carbohydrates. This is because your body is designed to store carbohydrates as energy and if you don’t burn off that energy it will always be stored as fat
Our bodies were not designed to eat carbohydrates and can do very well without them. Avoiding them for one full week and then limiting when and how you eat them is the key to permanent weight loss. You won’t feel hungry, and the pounds will fall off from your stomach first, as this is where fat from carbs is stored that’s why beer drinkers and those who over-indulge in bread, pastries and pasta have a big tummy.
In America they call it a carb body. Carbs also cause huge bloating, by cutting them out you can have a bikini flat stomach. Cows have four stomachs to digest grains and produce more gas than all other animals on the planer combined. You have a much smaller stomach that is not designed to digest large amounts of cereals like bread, pasta, pastry, crackers, noodles and biscuits. It’s almost impossible to lose weight if you eat carbs several times a day because when you eat any starchy or sugary food, insulin levels go up the role of insulin is to store fat. For example: if you eat carbs five times a day – cereal for breakfast, biscuit mid-morning, sandwich for lunch, another biscuit mid-afternoon, then potatoes or pasta with dinner – your body will be constantly cranking out insulin, making it impossible to lose weight. People with weight problems have a problem with insulin and fat storage that their naturally skinny friends don’t.
It’s not fair, but it’s better to accept this fact and work with it. Athletes load up on carbs precisely because the body stores them, whereas body-builders avoid them before competing so their body burns fat and their muscles are more defined. Protein is a building food. The body uses it to build and repair muscle, tissue and bones, so if you eat chicken and vegetables, the body will use it rather than store it. If you eat pasta or risotto your body will store that for later and continue to store it, as “later” never happens.
The body works harder to digest protein too, using up more calories and increasing your metabolic rate. Skinny people who can eat anything and don’t do a bikini body diet, because they have a fantastic metabolism, are a real minority. So you must avoid bread, pasta, noodles, rice, cake, pastry, biscuits and potatoes and anything with sugar in it to get your bikini body. You must also cut out most dairy because lactose is milk sugar. Avoid salt too as it makes your body tissues store fluid, so cutting it out helps have a bikini flat stomach and a smaller waist. After seven days of limiting carbs or not eating them after lunch you will have a flatter tummy and be leaner, continuing limiting carbs is the secret to keeping the weight off.
Stick to this bikini body diet and you won’t feel hungry. There are no side-effects, no bad breath and no constipation and it is healthy. Some of my clients go on to try Hypnotic Weight Control to keep the bikini body all year round.
For a trim bikini body
Large enough meals to not feel hungry – so don’t skimp on portions.
You should have a fist-sized amount of protein, 2-3 fistfuls of veggies, four of salad .
Do drink green tea – it is proven to burn body fat, especially around the waist. If you don’t like the taste, have green tea capsules.
DON’T EAT anything late at night.
Avoid bread, Pasta, Noodles, Cakes, Biscuits, Potatoes, Salt or Sugar, Dairy, Processed foods
Your Menu Plan: Choose a different breakfast, lunch and dinner each day from these menus
- Three eggs – either scrambled with olive oil OR a three-egg omelette cooked in oil. Remember no milk or butter. Add mushrooms, herbs or onions for flavour.
- Soya yogurt with 10-15 almonds or a spoonful of seeds. Choose from sunflower, hemp, sesame, linseeds or pumpkin (or a dessert spoon of mixed seeds and nuts). Add a teaspoon of cinnamon – it speeds up your metabolism.
- Real porridge oats – use water instead of cow’s milk to cook them. Add a little soya or rice milk, a teaspoon of cinnamon and a few seeds or nuts to push up the protein. Use between 40g to 60g of dry oats mixed with a half to a third of a pint of water.
- Salad made with 4-6 oz of either fish, chicken, turkey or eggs. For vegetarians use 4oz of tofu and a fist -sized amount of nuts and seeds. Use green salad vegetables like lettuce, celery, spinach, watercress, cucumber and a little oil and vinegar for dressing.
- One portion of chicken or a lean steak with green vegetables Iike spinach or beans or with two baked or chopped peppers.
- Any protein-based soup such as chicken and vegetable, lentil and turkey, make your own if you can.
- Baked sweet potatoes or yams, filled with tuna, tinned salmon or sweetcorn.
- Soya yogurt – with a few seeds.
- Six one-inch cubes of feta cheese with six cherry tomatoes.
- A few spoonfuls of hummus with a fist sized amount of raw vegetables. Handful of raw nuts.
- Green apple or pear.
- Half a punnet of strawberries, blueberries or raspberries.
- Celery with sugar-free peanut butter.
- Portion of chicken or turkey with roasted veg such as onions, peppers, leeks, celery, mushrooms, garlic.
- Carb-free shepherd’s pie: use lean beef or turkey mince and top with mashed cauliflower with a little olive oil.
- Two peppers roasted and stuffed with minced turkey, lamb or beef.
- Cod or salmon with green veg. Smoke salmon omelette, or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs with a green salad.
- Frittata made with eggs, mushrooms, onions, peppers.
- Stir-fried egg noodles (check the ingredients to ensure they don’t have wheat) with chicken strips and veg such as carrots, broccoli or cabbage.
- Drink plenty of green, rooibos, white and fruit tea.