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DIETS THAT WORK The Protein-rich Vegan Diet
Emily Deschanel’s Bye-bye, Baby Weight Secret:
Actress Emily Deschanel has been a vegan for 24 years. But to shed more than 20 pounds after her second child was born in June 2015, the Bones star (who also avoids foods that contain gluten and soy) had to rethink her already healthy diet. With the help of La-based celebrity trainer and health entrepreneur Phil Catudal, the now40-year- old found weight loss success by amping up the protein while adding a fat-burning fitness routine. “Sure, she wants to look good on TV,” Catudal says, “but for Emily, it’s mostly about feeling healthy, strong and confident in her body.”
MUSCLING UP WITHOUT MEAT
Working with Emily’s personal chef, Catudal came up with a 1,600-calorie-perday meal plan consisting of wholesome, organic foods that would ensure the actress got all the macro- and micronutri- ents she needed for high- octane energy and good health. Because she’s a vegan, including enough protein was a challenge — but it was essential for building muscle. They did it by including plant-based proteins (in broccoli and other greens, spirulina, legumes, nuts, seeds, oats and brown rice) in three main meals and two snacks per day. Emily doesn’t consume caffeine or alcohol, but she does drink water all day to help with fat loss and overall organ function. Toward that same end, Catudal designed a training program to help Emily build muscle while losing fat. It consisted of classic resistance training, sprints, high-intensity interval training ( HIIT) and bodyweight calisthenics three to five times per week. The combination of Emily’s super- clean diet and strength-building workouts helped her shed body fat, get lean and toned, and gain energy. Way to go, girl!
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