With prom quickly approaching and endless dress and accessories shopping, we can easily forget to get the main part of ourselves ready: our body. Who doesn’t want to look and feel amazing on prom night! With our nutrition and exercise tips, we are here to help you look and feel confident on the big night.
First, if you want to get the body that will perfectly highlight your beautiful prom dress, nutrition is key! Every fitness trainer would tell you this: you can workout as much as you want, if you don’t eat right, the results won’t be there.
Here are Faviana’s favorite food and workout tricks to help you stay on a healthy track!
1. Skip processed food and refined sugar
White bread, chips, sweetened drinks, desserts or cookies are exactly the type of food you need to avoid if you are aiming to get a flat stomach. Belly fat often comes from eating too many processed foods, so getting rid of theses bad habits will help you eradicate it! Plus, refined sugar is the worst thing for your skin, so cutting your intake will work wonders on your complexion. In addition to dropping the extra sugar and processed food, lots of natural foods like fruits and vegetables should be integrated into your diet.
2. Eat healthy snacks during your afternoon break
In her book “The Hormone Diet”, Dr. Natasha Turner gives us very specific advice on healthy snacking. According to her studies, you must eat a snack that contains protein between 3pm and 4 pm. This snack is very important because it will boost your metabolism and balance your blood sugar. Balancing and lowering your blood sugar and insulin, will prevent stocking fat around your belly. Most of us tend not to eat between lunch and dinner, but because it this crucial snack hour helps to keep your blood sugar even, make sure you don’t forget it! Candy bars or cookies will be less temping too you if you have your healthy snack ready. Check out our Glam & Gowns video for some easy DIY snack inspo!
3. Get up and plank
Every morning, instead of going straight to the kitchen and having breakfast, do a plank first! Planks are an amazing exercise: it targets your core, abs, shoulders and the back of your arms, all at the same time! If you want to work your obliques as well, do a straight plank for 45 seconds; then switch on your left side for 45 seconds; and then do the right side for 45 seconds. Add 5 seconds every day until you reach 90 seconds!
4. Do a HIIT butt workout!
With High Intensity Interval Training, you can burn lots of calories very quickly, and also target your bum area easily. Here’s a nice booty and leg HIIT workout you can do at least 3 times a week to help you reach that goal. The only exercises you need to know are jump squats and jump lunges on a bench! For this workout, you will have to set a timer (you can download any Tabata timer from the App Store) for 8 sets of 20 seconds intervals, with 10 seconds of rest in between. For this workout, you’ll repeat both exercises 4 times.1. Start with 20 seconds jump squats then rest for 10 seconds.
2. Do 20 second jump lunges on a bench, and then rest for 10 seconds (don’t forget to switch legs each repetition!).
3. Do 20 seconds jump squats, rest, then lunges… until the timer goes off!
We hope our tips will help you get on a healthy path and get motivated to workout before (and after!) prom night! These habits are starter steps that can really get you amazing results. Trust us, you will never regret taking care of yourself and being healthy!
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