Country music star, fashion designer, and cookbook author Jessie James Decker isn’t letting her busy schedule get in the way of achieving her health and fitness goals. On her Instagram, the Kittenish designer revealed the exact weight loss workout and diet plan she adheres to when she’s trying to slim down, and it’s surprisingly doable—even for gym novices.
Read on to discover the star’s go-to food and exercise plan for weight loss, and for more on how your favorite stars shape up, check out Kristin Cavallari Reveals Toned Abs in New Selfie—Here’s Her Workout Routine.
She does weight-based workouts most days of the week.
To maintain her toned physique, Decker relies on weight-based workouts. To begin her routine, she starts with 30 seconds of jump rope, high-knee running, ankle grabs, high kicks, lunges and lateral lunges, spinal rotations, and tension squats.
She follows this up with overhead squats with resistance bands, medicine ball slams and tosses, medicine ball chest passes, medicine ball sit-up tosses, resistance band pulls, deadlifts, step-down exercises, weighted overhead presses, inverted rows, bent over kettlebell rows, weight plate steering wheel exercises, dumbbell rotations, and box jumps.
“I work out 3 to 4 times a week and they pretty much look like this with certain variations whether we’re doing more upper body or lower body,” she explains. Decker credits her trainer, Nashville-based Kevin Klug, with helping her reach her fitness goals, calling him “the bomb.com!”
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She typically skips breakfast.
While Decker doesn’t stick to a strict intermittent fasting plan, she admits to typically skipping breakfast.
“I usually don’t eat first thing in the morning, but if I do I will have a bowl of oatmeal or toast. I have coffee with cream (can’t give that up),” explains Decker, noting that she’ll often have a protein shake after her workout, too.
She combines protein and carbs at lunch and dinner.
“For lunch, I will have 4 to 6 ounces chicken salad or chicken over rice,” says Decker. “For dinner, I will either have a lean red meat, like flank steak with vegetables, chili from my book, or the same kind of thing—chicken and rice vegetables or my fit-enchiladas from my first book.”
She gives herself some leeway when it comes to snacks.
While Decker mostly sticks to healthy protein-carb combos, she gives herself room for a little indulgence when it’s time for a snack.
Decker explains that, when she’s not watching her weight, she typically eats chips and salsa. “If I’m really watching myself, I will have a homemade protein energy ball,” she says. And for more insight into how celebs really shape up, check out Kourtney Kardashian Shares the Exact Treadmill Workout That Keeps Her Toned.
She enjoys a little indulgence for dessert.
Though Decker doesn’t typically consume much sugar at lunch or dinner, she allows herself a little treat at the end of the day. “For dessert, I will have a piece of chocolate,” she explains.
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