8 Weeks to Summer-
CHRISTINE AVANTI’S ULTRA LEAN SUMMER COUNTDOWN
Over the next eight weeks Christine Avanti, celebrity nutritionist, chef and author will be giving you tips as we count down to an ULTRA LEAN SUMMER.
As your summer vacation draws near, do you find yourself scrambling to lose those last few pounds? Don’t drive yourself into the ground with crazy weight loss gimmicks. Believe it or not you can lose weight safely and effectively with food not extreme diet pills, starvation, juice cleanses or rubber workout suits. More so then exercise--your kitchen is where body fat gets burned.
The first step is to stock up the fridge, the freezer and the pantry with healthy foods that you & your family will actually eat.
Here are a few get fit quick tips for week 1 in our 8 weeks to summer countdown:
1.) MAKE YOU KITCHEN A SAFE ZONE not a DANGER ZONE
Raid your pantry and remove the cookies, candy and highly processed packaged foods. Once these high calorie/low nutrition foods are gone, you will be free from temptation staring you in the face each time you set foot into your kitchen.
2.) SHOP FOR HEALTHY GROCERY STAPLES
The best way to stick with a healthy diet is to stock your kitchen with healthy foods that are quick and easy to prepare. Creating a basic grocery store list and shopping on the same day every week will be a sure fire way to stick with clean eating.
3.) FAST AND SIMPLY SLIMMING FOOD LIST
Hit the grocery store and load up on the following; big bags of apples, pears and oranges along with all the major staples. I highly recommend Costco for their big bags of wild-caught salmon, grilled chicken strips (warning these are a bit high in sodium-but great if you are short on time), lean ground turkey, low fat dairy foods, frozen vegetables, low-priced lean steaks, and their organic peanut butter (it’s out of this world!). Also be sure to get whole wheat pasta and marinara sauce such as Classico or Mario Batali. For a nice list you can print, go to my KLOVE blog page.
Recipe of the week:
Spicy Penne Arrabiata: get the recipe here!