Brook Burke’s Fit and Healthy Lifestyle
Here on HCLW we have had a couple post baby Brooke Burke posts, and here is yet another one on how Brooke got her body back after baby #4. Brooke tells in her own words how she handled her pregnancy weight this time around. She looks amazing, and apparently fit back into her jeans 4 weeks after giving birth to her son Shaya in 2008. So I think she might have some sound advice. Want to know Brooke’s Baby Weight Secrets? I know you do, so keep reading.
Brook Burke’s Baby Weight Plan
“I squeezed into my jeans today, yeah! I am not sharing that to boast or to make anyone who is struggling with her baby weight feel inadequate. I simply want to tell you what I have been doing in hopes that it may help some of you.”
“First, I have promised to keep this blog real so I will start with some of my Tauts (a corset type undergarment) thoughts. Binding your belly after birth can get really annoying, but boy does it work! I cannot wait at times to take it off and I do that for short periods through out the day when I need a break. Also, if your skin gets itchy or irritated, take it off for a few hours and let your tummy breathe. Other than that, I have been wearing it 24/7 and every few days I can make it a little tighter.”
Brook Burke’s Post baby Diet
“Lots of people have been asking about my diet so here goes. I never diet, but I do believe in creating healthy eating habits that you can enjoy and stick to. I try to eat 5 times a day, small meals, every three hours or so. If I get too busy, some of those meals may be a protein bar or simply an apple and some almonds. Here is a typical day for me.”
Breakfast : oatmeal made with water, with a little brown sugar , coffee with milk and sweetener.
Snack (choose one) Non-fat or yogurt Low-fat/ cottage cheese with fresh pineapple/ protein bar (Luna or Zone)
Lunch (choose one) chicken, lettuce, tomato, avocado, cucumber in a whole-wheat pita with olive oil, vinegar and Dijon dressing, sushi – mostly sashimi style chicken/lettuce/cheese burrito (I also love Matzo ball soup that I make at home with chicken, carrots and celery.)
Snack (choose one) apple with a handful of almonds/ protein shake made with nonfat milk, ½ banana, tsp. almond butter and a scoop of whey protein. Tuna fish salad with celery or carrots (use low-fat mayo) sliced turkey with almonds.
Dinner (choose one) fillet mignon with Caesar salad and asparagus sushi. Grilled salmon with veggies /chicken with a salad and grilled veggies (Sometimes at night when I am too tired to eat a full meal, I have a bowl of my favorite cereal, Smart Start, with blue berries and non-fat milk.)
These are just some options. I never starve, and I know that the only way for me to lose weight fast is actually by eating more often and keeping it smart. I avoid carbs later in the day. I never drink juice (too much sugar) and I try to stay away from bread, especially white flour. I drink lots of water with lemon and hot green or fresh mint tea. I only drink water, never soda. I do have a glass of red wine with dinner sometimes, which I really enjoy. I keep my meals small and try never to skip them. I know how hard it can be to find the time, but many of these options can be prepared in advance and you can grab them on the go. I really do enjoy what I eat and if I am craving something bad, I have it, but only a few bites! Small smart meals really work. Give it a try.”