While the world is obsessed with styled 'foodie' shots on Instagram, the hottest celebs are still eating more simply to maintain their killer bods.
Scoopla's celeb trainer, Libby Babet tells us about the 5 steps her celebrity clients, including Neighbours and Home & Away stars, news presenters, models and world-class DJs, eat to stay lean year-round.
There's not a fancy spiraled vegetable, or 20-ingredient smoothie in sight!
If you want to score your best ever body shape, the food you eat will be really simple. Too many ingredients equals too many calories, says Libby. There are 5 steps I give my clients to help them create the perfect lean body meals – and none of them include looking at a recipe or shopping for fancy ingredients!
Follow Libby's 5 steps next time you put your chef's hat on and you can't go wrong!
Step #1: Choose a good quality protein
Choose meat proteins like grass fed beef or lamb, free range chicken or turkey, oily fish like salmon, mackerel or sardines, to white fish and eggs, or vegetarian proteins like tempeh, beans combined with rice, quinoa or nuts/seeds, Greek yoghurt or a high protein cheese like parmesan or quark
Step #2: Choose 3-4 vegetables or salad ingredients
Make at least two of them green and the rest colourful
Step #3: Been active? Add starch. Been sedentary? Add healthy fats.
This simple rule helps you give your body what it needs. If you've been to the gym or had an active day, add a serve of a wholegrain like rice, quinoa, buckwheat, or a starchy vegetable like potato or corn. If you've just been at your desk, swap that carb for a serve of healthy fat, like avocado, olive or coconut oil, or butter.
Step #4: Choose a method
Steam, grill, bake, pan fry, poach, slow cook
Step #5: Add herbs, spices & condiments
From chilli to coriander, basil to garlic and pepper, anything goes! Even a little sea salt is A-OK. When it comes to condiments, organic mustard, chilli sauce, guacamole, or a little organic butter are all great. Make sure the sugar content is non-existent before you smother your protein in any store-bought sauces though – a lot of sugar can be hiding in them, so always check the nutrition panel!
Train with Libby and the BUF Girls online at bufgirls.com/programs – we recommend the 6-week foundation BODY program to get Spring-Summer ready!