An Australian personal trainer has shared her incredible body and health transformation after her slim build and restrictive 1,000-calorie-a-day diet confronted her with health and hormonal problems.
Lauren Simpson weighed 50 pounds in 2015 after following a series of "extreme" diet techniques and taking her "obsession" with fitness too far.
"I was the girl who was afraid of carbohydrates. I only did cardio because I was afraid that weights would make me big and bulky. I let the number determine my life on the scale, ”she wrote on Instagram.
The 29-year-old had eaten too little and exercised too much, which led to violent mood swings, "terrible" skin and brittle hair.
Another photo of her body at the beginning of 2020 shows her weight gain of 10 kilograms by eating more than 2,000 calories a day.
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Lauren Simpson weighed 50 pounds in 2015 after following a series of "extreme" diet techniques and taking her "obsession" with fitness too far (left)
"I was the girl who was afraid of carbohydrates. I only did cardio because I was afraid that weights would make me big and bulky. I let the number determine my life on the scale, ”she wrote on Instagram
"The biggest game changer for me was strength training and changing my attitude to food," she said.
"Lifting weights and learning strength training have strengthened my self-confidence and shaped my body."
Over the past five years, Lauren has learned that food is "not the enemy" and she doesn't have to limit herself to having a "slim" body – instead, she needs to exercise and eat more than five times a day.
& # 39; No Photoshop. No shortcuts. No quick fixes. No lean teas. No waist trainers. Just four years of consistency, hard work and dedication, ”she said.
Over the past five years, Lauren has learned that eating is “not the enemy” and she doesn't have to limit herself to having a “slim” body – instead, she needs to exercise and eat more than five or six times a day
Lauren, who is also an award-winning bikini competitor (picture), has created her own workout tutorials so that others can learn from her mistakes and build a “strong body”.
Lauren, who is also an award-winning bikini competitor, has created her own workout tutorials so others can learn from their mistakes and build a “strong body”.
Her favorite glute workout is a combination of low reps and heavy lifting, followed by higher reps and easier work.
The fitness enthusiast begins her hip-kick training with a Smith machine. Here she does four repetitions, consisting of 10 full-range bursts and 10 pulse repetitions.
Her favorite glute workout is a combination of low reps and heavy lifting, followed by higher reps and easier work
Lauren Simpson's Ultimate Glute Workout:
She will train her legs a few times a week.
1. Smith Machine hip boost – 4 x 10 full range and 10 pulse repetitions
2. Reverse Hack Squat – 4 x 12 – 12
3.Angled steps – 4 x 15
4 Smith Machine Knicks lunges – 4x 12
5. Rounded back extension 4 x 25
Next, still with a Smith machine, she will change position for what she calls reverse hack squat. This includes four repetitions of 12 squats.
Then Lauren does four repetitions with 15 angled step-outs with a booty band.
When she returns to the Smith machine, she will add cunning lunges. She will do four repetitions consisting of 12 lunges.
Finally, she will make rounded back extensions. This activity involves rounding the upper or lower back or both. This exercise targets not only the middle back, but also the glutes and hamstrings.
Finally, being able to make Lauren part of her life and not her whole life has made Lauren such a popular fixture on social media.
The blonde bombshell has more than two million followers on Instagram and she regularly publishes some of her favorite dishes.
When "crushed" for a bikini contest, breakfast consists of an omelet with two eggs, cauliflower rice, baby spinach, roasted cashew nuts, and tomatoes.
When "crushed" for a bikini contest, breakfast consists of an omelet with two eggs, cauliflower rice, baby spinach, roasted cashew nuts, and tomatoes
Before training, she has rice cakes with chili tuna and tomatoes, and a protein shake.
Lunch is a slice of protein like fish with wedges of sweet potato, mushrooms and green beans.
Her afternoon coffee is followed by a piece of fruit for energy.
What Are Lauren Simpson's Food Secrets?
1. Calories in versus calories out is king. Ultimately, the results are determined by the calories burned compared to the calories burned.
2. A calorie deficit is the only way to lose body fat. If you don't lose weight with a certain amount of calories, it means that you have no calorie deficit.
3. How you put together your macros to achieve your target calories should be largely personal. However, a high protein content should always be consistent. When you feel better with more carbohydrates. Eat more carbohydrates. If you feel better with more fats, eat more fats.
4. The best diet is the one you can stick to. Don't force a nutritional approach you hate just because your coach says it's what works for them, OR it's the latest trend diet you'll see on all social media. It is important what works for YOU.
5. Finally, remember that consistency is the key to the results. Do not punish yourself for a bad day, which then leads to bad weeks. Realize that it is a process. A bad day just means that you had a bad day. End of the story. The next day you are back on track to achieve your goals!
The dinner consists of a large chicken salad with beetroot, lettuce, bell pepper and sweet corn.
In the meantime, the dessert is a smoothie bowl with egg whites, frozen blueberries, almond milk, and peanut butter.
On an average day, Lauren gets up at 6:30 a.m. with Before You Speak & # 39; s Glow collagen coffee before settling in the lounge to answer a few emails and respond to Instagram DMs.
Lunch is a slice of protein like fish with wedges of sweet potato, mushrooms and green beans
Later in the morning she will go back to the kitchen for breakfast and switch between a protein omelet on toast and creamy protein oats.
The omelet contains a mixture of mushrooms, peppers, spinach and feta in the Danish style.
After a training session, she enjoys lunch with three rolls of rice paper – one with tuna filling and two with chicken teriyaki – before enjoying a coffee and an apple.
Dinner is served three times a week to take away or with stirring when she decides to stay at home.
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