Natalie Morales of the Today Show sits down with Kim Benson to discuss her amazing journey to lose over 213 pounds. See how failure at dieting makes us stronger, and eventually you will succeed too.
Forget it! You will not be losing any belly fat with just sit ups.
If this was remotely possible, all you would see it on The Biggest Loser would be contestants doing sit ups non-stop and plenty of product placements for As-Seen-on-TV abdominal machine gimmicks for $49.95
Sit ups will however help you develop muscle under the layers of fat (if you happen to be overweight).
Your goal however should be to lose overall body weight, and fat deposit with total body workouts.
You are what you eat has many truths. Jessica Alba is a great example of what can be achieved with sensible meal plans and regular exercise.
- Breakfast: oatmeal with berries, and eggs
- Lunch: salad with chicken breast or fish
- Dinner: sushi, or beef, or lean protein
- Snacks: almonds or popcorn
The key is portion control to about 400 calories or less.
If you try this at an all-you-can-eat-buffet, then you have already failed.
Chris Pratt went from big and lovable Andy from Parks and Recreation to Starlord on Guardians of the Galaxy by eating right and working out.
His weight loss secret:
- Eat right with help from nutritionist
- Work out, 1 hour 4 times a week
- Drink lots of water (notice he didn’t say soda nor beer)
Michelle Wie recently signed a sponsorship deal with McDonald’s making it a sure thing that Happy Meals will be a part of her diet and fitness plans.
The question on everyone’s mind is what does a healthy 20 year old 6 foot 1 inch professional golfer eat, specifically the Michelle Wie diet, to maintain peak energy for workouts and competing in golf tournaments.
Being raised in Hawaii and of Korean ethnicity, Michelle Wie can easily incorporate any of these into a healthy diet when consumed in moderation.
- Brown rice (commonly offered as an alternative to white rice or fried rice in Hawaii). Brown rice is a whole grain – http://www.worldshealthiestfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=128
- Fresh fish from the Pacific offers a high source of lean protein.
- Charsiu chicken, another source of lean protein. Tastier than charsiu pork.
- Kalua Pig, a delicious pulled pork dish.
- BBQ marinated meats such as Kalbi short ribs. And local grass fed rib eyes steaks.
- Stir fried greens and vegetables along with every entree.
Eating in moderation, and eating well contributes to her diet for consistent growth as a professional athlete and adult.
As for fitness Michelle Wie works with strength coach Paul Gagne to build upper body strength, and swing coach David Leadbetter to improve distance and accuracy on every swing.