So, how does one cut 35,000 calories in two weeks without feeling like you’re starving yourself? Here’s how:
- Keep your sugar intake under 100 grams under a day.
- Up your fiber. Taylor says, “The more greens you eat the flatter your stomach will become.” In other words, eating 30 grams of fiber a day is key to snatching your waist.
- Shy away from dips, dressings, sodium.
- Opt for whole grains (toast or pasta), low calorie but flavorful meats like lean turkey, chicken and salmon.
- An apple a day not only keeps the doctor away. Taylor says, “you can have unlimited fruits and veggies throughout the day.”
- Rotate cardio and weight lighting, focusing on one activity a day for no less than 30 minutes. For example: a 30-minute jog (Monday) and free weights (Tuesday) or a hike (Wednesday) and weights (Thursday). Keep in mind, a good workout does not require a gym.
- “Water is your only friend. Nothing will heal you faster, quench your thirst quicker and revitalize your mind, body and spirit better than water. You’ll see your waistline drop and your muscles pop with the more you drink. Ditch every other option while you’re on your fitness grind and keep water a priority. A gallon a day will go a long way,” Taylor advises.
While eating clean and training dirty should remain the focus of your 14-day weight loss challenge, keep in mind that your body needs rest. “I can’t stress enough how important proper rest and recovery is when it comes to your goals,” Taylor says.
“Everything from icing your legs 10 minutes every night to taking a multi vitamin every day,” Taylor explains, is vital to your weight loss goals. He adds, “Stretch daily, drink amino acids during your workouts, have a rest day and ice your body at night. This is the foundation you need when sizing up any fitness goal. You want to be built to last. Make recovery be just as important as your workout.”
For more information of Taylor’s 14-day challenge and his meal plan, visit Fitness As A Lifestyle.