New year, new you, right? If you’re ready to tackle a new diet and fitness regimen, we’re here to help with expert tips!
If you indulged a bit over the holidays, it’s time to get back on track. Check out these exclusive tips from fitness expert and Simple Advisory Board member Kacy Duke!
Diet Tips For 2015 — New Year, New You With Trainer Kacy Duke
Kacy tells HollywoodLife.com the key to staying healthy is by planning ahead:
“Curb your appetite by having a healthy meal before you leave home. Just like you should never go grocery shopping when you are ravenous, don’t go to a gathering starving or you’ll risk making choices you may regret. My secret weapon? My New York Minute Tuna Salad. It’s my super healthy treat that’s perfect to eat before you head out to help prevent over-indulging while out with friends and family.”
Even though the season may be technically over, nights out never end. Kacy says:
“Keep your nights bright and your cocktails lite! In other words, steer clear of fruity, high-sugar cocktails, or drinks with a bunch of caloric ingredients, like egg nogs, punches, sangrias, etc. Instead, thin out your drinks by adding extra seltzer, ice and lemon or lime wedges to your alcohol.”
And above all, treat yourself!
“Don’t deny yourself; enjoy everything in moderation,” Kacy says. “By all means, load up your plate, but go heavy on greens, veggies and lean protein. Let the good stuff take up the most room on your plate, so there’s only a little room left on it for a tablespoon or two of the starchy items. And don’t forget to be in the gym on Friday.”
Workouts That Celebs Love
Kacy works with celebrities like Julianne Moore, Denzel Washington, Mary J. Blige, and Lenny Kravitz, and is the co-founder of Equinox Fitness Clubs.
“I build each client’s workout specifically for their body goals, so everyone is different, but one of my favorite clients to work with is Mary Louise Parker. She’s an amazing lady, actress and working mom, but still finds the time to workout.
She really understands the importance of doing exercises that have a sense of grace, fluidity and power as well as the importance of cross-training — and her effort shows. She’s got legs that even I am a little envious of! And everyone can benefit from changing up their routine, and surprising their bodies. One of my favorites exercises to do with my clients is my Goddess move — it’s a graceful, strengthening compound move that works many muscles, not just one. Clients love it because it’s a move that multi-tasks, just like they do!”
Are you focused on losing weight in 2015?
— Dory Larrabee-Zayas