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‘I like to train on an empty stomach – if I’ve eaten, I don’t feel good or like I’m performing at my best.
I’m still burning through the food from the night before until about 12/1 and I’m very efficient during that time and productive.’ For breakfast – if she has it – she eats eggs with thinly sliced ham on rye bread, and her main meals are generally comprised of chicken or fish with steamed vegs and pulses – ‘all standard fare’. ’ But living with someone as huge as personal trainer Ryan (SO RIPPED) does mean compromising a little when it comes to diet.
After all, Louise knows as well as anyone which moves to do in order to get those killer abs.
‘We do a lot together as it is, so I can’t really be demanding of his services anymore,’ says Louise.
In other words, her approach to food is about as unconventionally conventional as you could get for a reality tv star-cum-fitness blogger.
Often I won’t have breakfast – what works well for my body is that I’ll have a massive lunch and a massive dinner.
But in the past 18 months, I’ve really cut back from that.
I just treat my body with a lot more respect.’ So what does that mean, practically?
‘I know that’s unconventional because breakfast’s supposed to be the most important meal of the day and we’re told that we shouldn’t eat too much after 7pm but that doesn’t fit in with my schedule.’ Louise’s approach is actually a pretty common training technique known as carb backloading, which is where you eat carbs when your body is most likely to store them as glycogen in the muscles (later in the day, post-workout) -rather than at a time when the body stores them as fat (earlier in the day).
And when she is working out, Louise goes through a kind of cardio fast.