How to Lose Weight Like a Model : Maxener Wellness

Part 1 Dieting Like a Model

Fill up on vegetables. Vegetables are low calorie, high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They’re not only great for a healthy, well-balanced diet, but filling up on these nutrient dense foods can help support your weight loss.

  • Most adults should consume about 2-3 cups of vegetables daily. This will help you meet your daily recommendation.
  • Aim for 1-2 servings of vegetables at each meal or make half of your meals vegetable based. One serving of vegetables is 1 cup or 2 cups of leafy greens.
  • Filling up on low-calorie foods can help restrict how much other foods you can eat. In addition, making half of your plate vegetables automatically means half of your meal is low calorie.

Choose lean protein. Many popular weight loss diets promote higher amounts of lean protein. Studies also show that protein may help support weight loss and manage your appetite.

  • The amount of protein you need daily will differ based on your gender, age and activity level. However, eating 1-2 servings of lean protein at each meal will help ensure you’re consuming an adequate amount.
  • One serving of protein is about 3-4 ounces. This is about the size of a deck of cards or the palm of your hand.
  • Choose a variety of lean protein foods like legumes, poultry, eggs, lean beef, low-fat dairy products, seafood, pork or tofu.

Limit carbs. Many celebrity and model diets focus on limiting carbs.This might be a good idea as studies have shown lower carb diets produce faster weight loss.

  • Low carb diets focus on reducing foods that are high in carbohydrates. These typically include fruits, grains, legumes, starchy vegetables and dairy foods.
  • Ideally, reduce carbs from the grain group the most. Most of the nutrients found in these foods can also be found in protein, fruits and vegetables.

Skip the alcohol. Whenever you’re trying to lose weight, it’s a smart idea to cut out any unnecessary calories. Model and celebrity diets say to ditch the alcohol.

  • Alcohol can be high in calories and provides no nutrition to your body. Skipping these extra calories can help support your weight loss.
  • If you do consume alcohol, keep it to a minimum. Women shouldn’t have more than one beverage per day and men shouldn’t have more than two.

Drink a ton of water. Water is essential to any healthy diet. However, adequate hydration is also essential to weight loss.

  • Recommendations range from 8 glasses to 13 glasses a day. Everyone will need slightly different amounts based on their age and activity level.
  • Drinking adequate water can also help manage your appetite. Many times you may feel hungry, when you’re actually thirsty – the signals feel and seem the same.

Part 2 Exercising Like a Model

Take more steps each day. Some models and celebrities have helped increase their calorie burn by increasing how many steps they take each day. Every extra step can help burn more calories.

  • Counting steps can help tell you how active you are throughout the day. The more you’re moving, the more calories you burn throughout your entire day.
  • Some health professionals recommend getting in 10,000 steps daily. Although this isn’t a formal recommendation, reaching this goal daily signifies you’re very active.
  • Any activity beyond what you currently do will result in some health benefits and possibly weight loss.
  • You can purchase a pedometer or download an app for your smart phone to see how active you currently are. Slowly increase your steps over time. Start by just adding in 1,000 steps a day.

Workout with a friend. Many models and celebrities are seen working out together. When you’re exercising with a friend, studies show you’re more likely to stick with your workout routine.

  • Studies also show that working out with a friend can help make exercise a long-term habit.
  • Ask a friend, family member or co-worker about exercising together. Schedule in a few sessions a week together.
  • You may also enjoy taking gym classes. Group classes have the benefit of making new friends and enjoying a group atmosphere.

Exercise in the morning. Celebrity trainers have recommended working out in the morning instead of the afternoon or evenings.

  • While there is some conflicting evidence, there are studies that show workouts in the morning burn more fat.
  • If you plan to hit the gym or exercise in the AM, aim for 150 minutes throughout the week. This is the recommendation for average, healthy adults.
  • Include a variety of cardio exercises like jogging/running, using the elliptical, swimming, dancing or taking aerobic classes.

Do regular strength training. Models and celebrities always seem to have defined and toned muscles. Including regular strength training can also help you achieve a similar look.

  • Aim to do strength training about 2-3 days a week. Spend 20-30 minutes working all your major muscle groups (arms, legs, core, and back).
  • Always include a rest day in between days where you’ve performed strength training activities. This will help your muscles recover and repair.
  • Include a variety of exercises like weight lifting (either free weights or with weight machines), yoga, pilates or body weight exercises (like lunges, push-ups or crunches).

part 3 Managing Your Weight

Take it slow. The models that lose the weight and manage to keep it off long-term take it slow and steady. Rapid weight loss isn’t sustainable long-term and is more easy to gain back.

  • In general, you want to aim to lose about 1-2 pounds (0.45-0.9 kilograms) a week. This is considered safe, healthy weight loss that will be easier to maintain.
  • Slow and steady weight loss usually results from making smaller lifestyle and diet changes. When you make dramatic changes or follow a crash diet, you’re not likely to keep up with that lifestyle.

Manage stress. Managing stress is something both celebrities and models work on for their emotional health but also to help support weight loss. Keeping stress levels low and in control can help support weight loss and manage hunger and appetite.

  • In times of high stress, it’s more difficult to manage cravings as you may feel hungrier and notice it’s harder to lose weight. This is a natural response to stress by your body.
  • Keep stress in check. Try journaling, listening to music, going for a walk or talking with a friend for relief.
  • You may also want to try practicing yoga or meditation to help calm and quiet your mind.
  • If home remedies are not working well, or if you feel you need additional help, try seeking the assistance of a therapist or behavioral specialist. They may be able to give you additional guidance and structure for how to manage your stress.

Indulge in your favorite foods. Even when models are trying to lose weight, they may occasionally indulge in some of their favorite foods or treats. Banning these tasty comfort foods forever isn’t realistic and may cause you to have increased cravings over time.

  • The key to weight loss is balance. You can’t overindulge in your favorite foods or you may risk slowing weight loss or even gaining weight.
  • Schedule in special treats into your week or month. Knowing they are coming up or are planned, can help you compensate for those extra calories. You might go to the gym more often, do longer work outs or eat lighter on the days you’re planning to indulge.

Part 4 Staying Healthy

Talk to your doctor about your goals. Losing weight, and maintaining your ideal body weight once you achieve it, can be very difficult. Depending on your current weight and health status, a strict diet and exercise regimen can also create potential health risks. Talk to your doctor before starting any new weight loss regimen.

  • Your doctor can help you set healthy weight loss goals and suggest safe strategies for losing weight.
  • Your doctor might also be able to refer you to a registered dietitian or fitness professional who can help you create and achieve realistic goals.

Set realistic goals for yourself. Everyone’s body is different. Weight loss can be more difficult (and potentially unhealthy) for some people than for others. Before trying to achieve a runway model physique, give some serious thought to what sorts of weight-loss goals you can reasonably attain. Aim for goals that are SMART

  • “”Specific””. Plan out exactly how much exercise you are going to do each week, or how many calories you are going to consume every day.
  • “”Measurable””. Keeping your goals measurable will help you pinpoint how successful you are at meeting them. For example, while you can’t measure a goal like “eating healthier,” you can definitely measure a goal like “eating 1,200 calories per day.”
  • “”Attainable””. Consider whether you have the time, resources, and physical ability to meet your goals. Are your daily exercise goals compatible with your work schedule? Do your diet plans meet your specific health/nutritional needs?
  • “”Realistic””. There is only so much weight that you can safely lose in a given amount of time. Talk to your doctor or dietitian about what kind of weight loss you can realistically hope to attain.
  • “”Trackable””. You should be able to measure your progress in some way, whether it is through weekly weigh-ins or keeping a diary of your physical activity and calorie intake every day.

Educate yourself about the risks of a model’s lifestyle. Keep in mind that models often take extreme and dangerous measures to lose or maintain weight. Models are at high risk for developing physical and psychological problems as a result of the unhealthy and unrealistic demands placed on them by the fashion industry. Read about the potential risks to your mental and physical health before attempting to achieve a runway model physique.

  • Runway models are especially prone to developing eating disorders like anorexia.
  • In some countries, new laws are being put in place to prohibit modeling agencies from hiring models whose weight falls below a healthy limit for their body type.

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