MARCO REED AIMS TO GET
YOU ‘BEYOND FIT’ WITH HIS “3+1 DIET”
Celebrity trainer Marco Reed is dedicated to getting people fit, beyond fit actually, which is not only his motto and mantra, but also the name of his web site at GetByondFit.com. In fact, he’s more than just a celebrity trainer; Reed is a motivator, husband, father, and an award-winning tennis player.
He’s taken an “American Idol” from stage to tour mode, in addition to prepping dancers for international Gold Medal wins. A featured trainer for Exercise TV and a YouTube favorite with more than 100 workouts online, clients of Reed’s include actor Thomas Jane, singers Adam Lambert and David Cook, filmmaker Mike Binder, and newscaster Sharon Tay, to name a few.
Now, Reed, who has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 16 years, has combined his exercise regimens and his hybrid diet and penned “The 3+1 Diet” book.
“Most of us are just normal people trying to lose a little weight and improve our fitness level,” Reed explains. “The beauty of the 3 + 1 Diet is that it will work for everyone, from the average person to a supermodel or rock star.”
The 3+1 Diet concept requires an initial commitment of eights weeks where you eat protein and vegetables for three straight days followed by one day of fruits and starches.
“Something to look forward to each week,” Reed points out, “is Carb Day! Hence, three plus one. It’s an easy, effective, energy-boosting, and lifestyle-changing system.”
There are no calories to count and eating out is even part of the 3+1 plan, which, according to Reed, is effective because it builds in a calorie deficit mechanism, triggering fat loss at an accelerated rate.
“Marco’s Get Beyond Fit 3+1 plan helped me increase my stamina on stage, reduce my stress level and lean out while improving my overall strength,” says “American Idol” winner David Cook.
According to Reed, by eating protein and vegetables on days 1-3, you will increase your lean body mass while reducing fat; burn fat for energy; and reduce bloating. By eating fruits and starches every fourth day, you will hydrate your body, which will give you more energy; tone your muscles; rest from protein digestion; and maintain your metabolism’s momentum.
Typical protein and vegetable breakfasts include: 4 egg whites, 1 whole egg, 1 cup chopped mushrooms and tomatoes, 2 slices of turkey bacon; or 4 oz. 4% cottage cheese, ½ large sliced cucumber, 3 slices of tomatoes, salt and pepper for taste. Lunches include: 1 grilled turkey burger (palm size), 1 cup baby spinach, ¼ sliced avocado, 3 slices of tomato, 2 slices or red onion, 1 tbsp. olive oil and 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar; or chicken breast (palm size), 2 cups (before cooking) kale, red and green peppers sautéed with 1 tbs. olive oil. Average dinners consist of: Grilled salmon (palm size), 8 spears steamed asparagus 1 tbs. olive oil drizzled on top, salt and pepper for taste; or pork loin (palm size) with a side salad with arugula, artichoke hearts, beets, broccoli; and 2 tbs. oil/vinegar.
Carb days, which occur every fourth day and consist of fruits and starches, include the following options: Breakfast: 1 cup oatmeal, 4 oz. 1% milk, 2 tbsp. ground flax seed, 1 tsp. raw honey, ½ cup fruit; or ¾ cup high fiber cereal, 1 cup 1% milk, 1 cup strawberries. Lunch: 1 small baked potato, 1 tbs. Smart Balance butter, 1 tbs. light sour cream, 1 cup lentil soup. Dinner: 1 cup spelt penne pasta, 1 tbsp. chopped sun dried tomatoes mixed with sautéed ½ cup broccoli, 1 teaspoon fresh chopped basil, 1 chopped clove garlic and tbs. olive oil; as well as 1 cup macaroni and cheese and 1 cup steamed asparagus.
Combined with Reed’s challenging workout videos, some of which you can access simply by scanning your smart-phone over pages of the book, should get you on your way to a healthier life. Since New Years is when most people resolve to get fit and in better shape, here’s a good tool to help you achieve those goals.
“I encourage you to dedicate eight weeks of yourself to this plan,” Reed writes in “The 3+1 Diet”. “What do you have to lose other than a significant amount of body fat? This plan is much more than just losing body fat. It is about making a lifestyle change that will positively influence you on every level. Like everyone else, I struggle with my own health and fitness. When off track, I revisit my own plan and after reading it, I feel motivated and inspired once again to regain balance and Get Beyond Fit.”
Click here to learn more about Marco Reed, watch his online workouts, or to sign up for his twice weekly group fitness boot camp class workouts.
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