3) Increase High-Intensity Cardio to Burn Body Fat and Stored Glycogen
I have celebrities significantly increase the amount of cardio they do before an awards show or big event. We split cardio up into two workouts a day, in order to shock the body twice in a day. Since your body adapts to any stress you put on it, you'll start using stored sugar (muscle glycogen) and body fat as fuel. This action sets the celebs up for the next secret, which is carb deplete then carb load.
4) Carb Deplete; Then Load
I have celebrities cut out all starchy carbs a week before an awards show. They already eat as close to Paleo as possible—animal protein, vegetables, and a little bit of fruit, with nuts, seeds and healthy oils—but during awards season they cut out the starchy vegetables, too.
I know this may sound counter-intuitive, but the night before the big event, I recommend they have a special, customized, low-glycemic, high-carbohydrate meal. You must be thinking, "what? Why eat carbs the night before the awards show? You're trying to look lean not bloated!"
The secret is that the sugar binds with the water in your cells and helps you remove water and actually leaves celebs with a lean, healthy look and high energy levels so they can work the cameras all night long. Remember, these are not just any carbs like bread or pizza, but a precise combination of foods.
5) Eat Fat to Burn Fat
When I cut down a celebrity's carbohydrate intake yet increase their physical activity, their body needs dietary fat as a fuel to keep energy levels high and to handle those high-intensity workouts. I choose dietary fats like coconut oil and avocado, which will help burn more body fat and help their skin look radiant on camera. Coconut oil is the best fat-burning oil on the planet, and up to 2 tablespoons a day works like a carbohydrate for solid energy all day long.
These are just a few of the baseline tips that we use to get celebrities camera ready for the big day. Look for our new online at-home fitness, nutrition, and mindset product called Real Celebrity Fitness coming soon, where you'll learn what I teach professional athletes and the biggest celebrities to give them that A-list edge.
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