Emails and questions / by Stephen Cooper

I'm going to be posting more questions and emails here on the blog.  I hope that you find them beneficial.

8-29-16  Do you have any "extremely strict" meal plans laying around you can send me!!!? I do so much better following!
No sardines, please!!!

And you think walking around the Rose Bowl on Tues & Thurs is good cardio???

My reply:  

Extremely strict... (Note I'm not suggesting to eat this way forever)

Avoid white carbs, such as bread, cereal, potatoes, pasta, fried foods, rice

Eat protein, egg whites with yolks sparingly, chicken breast or thigh, Grass-fed/organic beef, pork, and fish

Eat limited beans if you have a craving for them

Vegetables, spinach, asparagus, peas, broccoli, lettuce

Drink lots of water

Have one cheat meal per week, if the rest of your week has been spot on.

Walking around the Rose Bowl, is just that...walking.  It's good for your mind and for your heart, but as far as burning's going to take a lot of walking to burn fat...and knowing your busy family life, neither you nor most of my clients have time for leisurely strolls.

I prefer that you do some type of sprint program like this...

Warm up as necessary, be it on a treadmill, bike, or outdoors on hilly terrain, then, "sprint" for 45 seconds...and I mean all out like you want to vomit...

Then rest 5 minutes...

Then sprint again for 45 seconds

Do this 6 times, repeating this pattern

Cool down as necessary

Do this 2-3 times this week.  Let me know how it goes, and we will modify it for next week.