I’m going to let you in on a secret that helps me stay bikini ready year round. As a swimsuit model I’m expected to have my body perfectly tone at any moment because you never know when a client will call you in. My secret is not what I eat because frankly I eat pasta every night… I wouldn’t be sane without it.
It’s not what I eat that matters, it’s when I eat. Discovering my chronotype changed my life. I finally gave myself permission to stop eating pounds of kale a night and swapped it out for my favorite foods like pasta, pizza and hamburgers. In general, I try to eat clean whole foods but what’s the harm in giving into our cravings. I also traded in my late night workout sessions for early mornings and I’ve never had more energy. Knowing when to eat foods to support your energy has given me more energy to do workouts I enjoy instead of torturing myself with workouts I feel like “I have to do.”
I think when it comes to food and working out it’s all about balance. If you love what you eat everyday you’ll rarely want to cheat or fall off the wagon. Gigi Hadid once said “Eat clean to stay fit; have a burger to stay sane” and I couldn’t agree more. If it works for a supermodel as beautiful as Gigi why can’t it work for you? Diet culture tells us to put our burgers down but what if they were wrong? What if we all secretly look better in a bikini when it’s paired with a burger??
Diet’s do not work. Inconsistent intense workouts do not work. I think you deserve a milkshake. Don’t believe me? Check out my latest recipe.