A former pro wrestler and girlfriend to George Clooney, Stacy Keibler is now happily married. After having a baby four months ago, Stacy is turning heads for restoring her pre-baby body so quickly. How did she do it? A combination of a healthy Paleo-style, low-carb diet and exercise, reported Entertainment Tonight.
The 35-year-old new mom, who named her daughter Ava Grace, shared her weight loss secrets in detail. Stacy believes that diet trumps exercise when it comes to taking off the pounds.
“I’ve always been a healthy eater, but now, it was even more crucial to be aware of everything I was consuming. My diet — during and after pregnancy — was the major reason I was able to shed the baby weight. In fact, what I put into my body was the biggest single thing that helped me get back in shape.”
What’s her diet? Keibler told Natural Health that she follows a Paleo-style, low-carb diet that eliminates dairy and wheat. And to those who want to follow her example, she recommends starting with those Paleo diet basics.
“If you’re just starting, I say eliminate dairy and wheat. A lot of people who thought their external environment was the cause of their allergies see their symptoms go away when those foods are cut out. You can really get a sense of clarity and may reduce inflammation in your system.”
As for those who question why they should follow a low-carb, Paleo-style diet with animal protein as opposed to a plant-based diet, celebrity trainer Bob Harper believes that eating foods such as eggs promotes overall health and energy as the Inquisitr reported.
Harper advocates protein and fat for cutting cravings and helping the metabolism to function at its optimal level.
“[I eat the] whole egg, because I want to get the fat, right? I want to get the protein and the fat. However, if I want more volume…I’ll bump it up with extra egg whites. Always two eggs, maybe three, but I’ll stick with the two and then I’ll go to like four egg whites, so it’s like still yellow.”
Stacy also blogged about her approach to weight loss on her website. She emphasized the importance of consulting a physician before beginning a pounds-off program.
“Consult your doctor before you start exercising after giving birth. Once you get the green light to get moving, follow the routine…created by my trainer.You’ll see results if you do it three to five times per week and pair it with a healthy diet. You’ll see results if you do it three to five times per week and pair it with a healthy diet.”
Keibler’s trainer, Nonna Gleyzer, specializes in Pilates, as well as general fitness. Although Stacy uses a Pilates machine, she notes that variations using resistance balls can be substituted.
In addition to exercising and dieting after her pregnancy, Keibler also worked out after learning that she was pregnant.
“I wanted to stay as active as possible, since I had been told regular exercise would make labor easier — and also help take the weight off,” Stacy explained.
“[My husband] Jared and I hiked hills and took walks together. Walking a few miles every day was an essential part of my daily routine and I walked until (and on) the day I went into labor. I also went to Pilates three times a week.”
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