If you want quick weight loss results, or a total body transformation, then take a look at these tips from celebrity trainers that I absolutely love. Not all of these tips are strictly about exercising either. Most people overlook simple tips that can actually get you quicker results than just hitting the gym alone. Practicing as many of these tips as you can will get you the body you want quicker and more efficiently, and they will improve your overall body more than crazy diets or cleanses. These real life tips from celebrity trainers will trim, tone and tighten you in ways you can't even imagine.
1. Don’t Eat Junk
One of the best tips from celebrity trainers is to get rid of the junk in your kitchen! Celebrity trainer Valerie Waters, who is trainer to Jennifer Garner, says she makes all her clients do a kitchen purge. Waters says, "You have to eat better — nobody can out-train a crappy diet. Get out the trash can and throw away all of your processed junk: crackers, cookies, and white bread, rice, and pasta. Willpower alone won't get you through, and this way, you won't have to rely on it."
2. Cardio Circuit Training
Celebrity trainers such as Jillian Michaels and Ramona Braganza, trainer to Kate Beckinsale, promote the benefits of cardio circuit training. This high intensity workout is said to shred fat fast and effectively, while still maintaining muscle mass. It uses muscles from the entire body to tone, lengthen and trim, and also works the cardiovascular system. Kate Beckinsale has one of the best figures of all celebs in my book, so if it works for her, I’m all for it!
3. Get Your Java on
One tip celebs highly advise is implementing a cup of coffee or espresso before a workout. Even celebs who don’t promote using caffeine for weight loss highly recommend using just a little coffee before a workout since it can stimulate energy, lower insulin and give you twice the calorie burning effect versus not taking in coffee before a workout. Jillian Michaels, Gregg Miele, Juliet Kaska and nutritionist Keri Glassman are just a few who recommend this tip before cardio each day. The key is to nix the sugar and high fat cream. Instead, use no calorie sweeteners like stevia or xylitol instead of sugar, and ditch the creamers for a little unsweetened almond milk or skim milk.
4. Go for the Glutes
If you want quick results that tone your booty, then you’ve got to focus on exercises that target the glutes. This will also help to tone your tummy and thighs simultaneously. I’ll admit, my glutes are one of my hardest areas to perk up, but David Kirsch, trainer to Heidi Klum and Naomi Campbell, has some great advice for me and anyone else struggling with their rear end. Kirsch emphasizes standing exercises like lunges, squats, and using a stability ball to do glute toning exercises. You can an example of Kirsch’s exercise here: fitnessmagazine.com.
5. Get outside
Penelope Cruz and Matthew McConaughey both love to get outdoors to boost the burn. Getting outdoors is a great way to exercise for several reasons. First of all, getting outside can help you increase your calorie burn because you’re using more resistant inclines such as hills and valleys instead of walking dead flat on a treadmill or at the same incline. It also helps you to increase your speed and use more of your core muscles instead of leaning on machines to support your body. Simultaneously, most people who get outdoors in nature enjoy it more and actually exercise longer and harder because they aren’t as bored as being in a gym. Walking up hills and running in intervals are great ways to get fit outside fast and you’ll become much trimmer faster than you would doing the same exercise indoors each day.
6. Up the Weights
Trainer Joe Dowdell gives Claire Danes her hot, toned and trim body, and says he makes Claire lift heavy weights each time she works out. It doesn’t bulk up this super fit star, but instead strengthens her muscles to burn more fat all day. Increased lean muscle mass burns more calories at rest and can help you lose weight quickly. To feed your muscles and help them repair, be sure to eat plenty of protein so your muscles are well fed and your metabolism stays in high gear.
7. Eat More
This one is my favorite tips, since I love to nosh on stuff all day. The key is to eat more, but eat healthy. You can’t starve yourself and expect to look fit, trim and healthy. Your body needs fuel, and when you cut calories, it makes you store more fat as a survival method. You also feel pretty crappy, which is no fun! Eat more healthy foods with fiber and vitamins and minerals. Raw veggies are freebies, and be sure to eat lots of lean protein to fuel your muscles, along with a little fruit and healthy fat from raw nuts and seeds. Plain, nonfat Greek yogurt is also a great fat-burning, filling snack, as well as healthy protein smoothies. This will keep you from starving and binging, which create a wicked cycle quickly. Stop counting calories and start counting quality!
Celebrities may have tons of money to pay for high quality trainers, but the truth is, their secrets aren’t hard to implement at home. All you need to do is approach fitness with a reasonable, motivated attitude and take the plunge. Just be sure to approach your nutrition plan the same way and you’ll see results in no time. No juice cleanses or crazy exercises needed! What is your favorite tip to trim down fast and in a healthy way?