Did anyone else LOVE hearing about Ricky Rebel’s fitness routine and healthy living suggestions in Fitness with Ricky Rebel?
I want those abs!!
Today he’s back sharing nutrition and health tips and giving us a peek into his day-to-day diet.
Do you have any go-to supplements, protein powders, mixes, superfoods etc that you try to include in your smoothies and meals?
I love VEGA Protein. It’s vegan, has tons of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and it’s delicious. I live on blueberries. My favorite smoothie is a combo of blueberries, bananas, peanut butter or Almond Butter, almond milk, and VEGA Protein. That’s literally my favorite thing to eat of all time. The combination is perfection to me.
What does a day of eating/drinking look like for you?
I wake up with a green tea and a smoothie. For a snack I eat a GOMacro Bar a delicious bar that is gluten-free and macrobiotic. For lunch I eat a lean protein like fish or chicken with brown rice and black or pinto beans. For a snack I eat a fruit and/or fresh veggies. For dinner I eat a lean meat and a pita bread. If I’m still hungry at night, I will snack on some fruit.
When you’re constantly teaching and performing, you don’t really get “days off” or “cheat days.” How do you approach your diet so that you’re satisfied with your health & nutrition choices, without feeling deprived?
While traveling, I try to scope out healthy food options. If I see a Whole Foods, I get super excited. That means I am in the clear, they’ll have everything I need. If not, I have a great technique of going to restaurants and basically just getting bits and pieces of the meals that they provide on the menu. For instance, I do not get the full plates with the big buns and dressing added on etc. I simply order the turkey patty by itself, slices of avocado, broccoli, etc. I get small pieces of full meals which ensures that I provide myself with proper portion control.
A lot of the reason why some of the restaurants across the country are helping to make people fat is not necessarily because they are offering ONLY unhealthy food. It’s mainly because the portions they give people are usually incredibly big. Our stomachs are the size of our fists. We really do not need all of that food. It’s up to us to take control of what we put in our bodies and do not allow restaurants to decide how much food we should eat.
A lot of people overeat then feel heavy and bloated afterward. Try instead eating smaller portions of food spread out in 2 hour increments throughout the day. You will have a faster metabolism, which will give you a leaner more svelte physique, and you won’t feel the need to gorge on your food when the waiter sets in on the table.
What does your wind-down routine look like in the evenings?
In the evening, I love to wind down with a cup of hot Ginger Tea. It helps settle my stomach and digest my food so that I have that “I feel skinny” feeling in the morning. I hate to feel bloated.
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