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Mommy Makeover

March 10, 2010

Ladies of Mommy Makeover focus on nutrition

Check out Anytime Fitness’ tips for creating healthy habits











Anytime Fitness personal trainer Brad Webster said the ladies of Mommy Makeover can spend the rest of their lives in the gym, but the bulk of their results will rest on one thing.

“Nutrition is probably the biggest thing,” he said. “It is probably right about 85 percent of weight loss.”

Webster, personal trainer Rob Land and the gang at Anytime Fitness came up with a set of nutritional guidelines for our three moms, as they work out with personal trainers and let us peek into their weight loss over the next two months.

And just like the rest of Mommy Makeover, we thought we’d let you, the readers, up close and personal with the kind of changes Rebecca, Charity and Jennie are making.

Based on their heights and current weights, the three women will take in between 1,400 and 1,600 calories per day, broken up into three to four individual meals.

“Nutrition is like a roller coaster ride,” said Webster. The idea, he says is to keep your blood sugar and calories pretty stable so you have energy all the time. You’re looking for the little hills and small dips on the roller coaster when you eat three to four meals a day, rather than one meal, which leaves your body feeling like it’s on the Tower of Terror.

Take a look at the kinds of changes the Anytime gang recommends to help these moms get back to their pre-baby bodies.

1. Fill up on colorful fruits and vegetables.

Fruits and veggies are the foundation of good health, Land says. Low in calories, nutrient dense, packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber — there’s not much not to like about them. Land said they should be part of every meal and the first choice for a snack. And the women of Mommy Makeover are to eat at least five portions each day.

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