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I stopped eating refined sugars, desserts and sweets. I’ve eaten sugar in some fruit. I just try to eat berries. Candy, gum, mints, ice cream, cake, pie, that’s all gone. I lost 35 pounds…
X-Diet: 7 Hacks to look healthy and radiant, while still enjoying food.
In your 20s, you look naturally slim and sexy, whatever you eat. In your 30s, you manage to stay fit. In your 40s, it becomes more difficult. After your 50th birthday, your weight can get easily out of control, and your adipose fat grows rapidly around your belly. Think about it: how many people remain fit, slim and still sexy after their 50s? Even legendary handsome celebrities like George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez and Brad Pitt struggle with it…
You live in a society that is hacked for overweight, but that also demands high standards of beauty and style.
To survive the contradictions of such a society, you must maintain mental, emotional and physical balance.
Many celebrities, like Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, Maria Sharapova, Jason Statham, Bradley Cooper, and George Clooney look still beautiful in their 40s and 50s. When you study how they do it, you learn that they all follow these simple nutritional hacks:
7 Diet Hacks
HACK 01 – NO PROCESSED FOOD
|Avoid everything that is not fresh and natural; products that have been transformed and preserved through mechanical or chemical processes; and treated foods that come in a box or bag. A slice of fresh whole-grain bread makes you feel good and full for longer hours.
HACK 02 – NO FRIED FOOD
|Most celebrities stay away from food cooked in hot fats and oils, consume oils high in Omega 3 and replace fried food with boiled, grilled or baked recipes. A slice of grilled wild-caught salmon, with a hint of olive oil and lemon, is both delicious and nutritious.
HACK 03 – REDUCE SUGARS
|Excess sugar is one of the most significant factor in gaining weight, diabetes and obesity. You ingest added sugar from most industrial products: tomato sauce, bread, creams, sodas and juices. Top performers and celebrities know this well, and hire expensive coaches to keep sugar under control. You can start by simply replacing processed snacks with wholesome dark chocolate (75% or higher), and eating more fresh fruit to feel healthy, sexy and bouncing.
HACK 04 – REDUCE CARBS
|Excessive carbs cause over-weight and that awful strip of adipose fat around your core. Most celebrities and top performers stay away from the refined flour contained in pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, muffins, croissants. They maintain a balanced nutritional regimen low in carbs and high in proteins and high-quality oils from olives, fish and nuts. Get most of your carbs from vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, berries and seeds, and replace white flour with whole grains, such as: quinoa, oats and buckwheat.
HACK 05 – REDUCE SALT
|Salty food tends to store extra water in your body, raises blood pressure and affects heart, arteries, kidneys and brain functionality. Reducing salted food, and replacing industrial with high-quality pink Himalayan salt, are simple hacks to minimize those risks, keep you slim and highly energetic all day long.
HACK 06 – INTERMITTENT FASTING
|Recently, celebrities are learning that WHEN they eat is as important as WHAT they eat. Thus, many of them are adopting intermittent fasting protocols, like fasting for 16 hours and eating during 8 hours only. This will be the subject of a next XZEN post.
HACK 07 – LOVE YOUR BODY
|Eating well and training consistently is something that all stars and high-performing people do. Any activity is helpful: jogging, tennis, yoga or hitting the gym at least 4 times every week is sufficient. Most importantly, respect and love your body by maintaining an active lifestyle at all times. Use the stairs, avoid driving, walk briskly, seat correctly, stand often, breathe deeply and maintain a positive mindset to healthy and sexy all day long.
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