A vlogger has revealed how she transformed her body and got ‘incredible abs’ in just two week by following popstar Ariana Grande’s diet and exercise plan.
Lindsay Marie, 24, a lifestyle blogger from Columbus, Ohio, took to her YouTube channel to reveal the steps she took to mimic Ariana.
For two weeks she made sure to cut out all dairy and meat products – easy for Lindsay as she revealed she doesn’t really consume any dairy and has cut out most meat – and upped her workouts in the gym.
Fan girl: Vlogger Lindsay Marie, 24, from Columbus, Ohio, tried popstar Ariana Grande’s diet and exercise plan for two weeks, pictured left after the experiment and right, before
Green goddess: As Ariana is vegan, the lifestyle blogger didn’t eat meat or dairy products throughout the two weeks
Smooth operator: Lindsay had a smoothie for breakfast most mornings
Wok and roll: As Ariana’s diet is made up mostly of vegetables, Lindsay had lots of stir-fries for dinner
‘Ariana is big on certain foods, for breakfast every single day she tends to do either oatmeal and fruit or she does a specific smoothie,’ Lindsay explained.
And because Lindsay hates the texture of oatmeal, she revealed she tended to opt for the smoothies more.
For lunch, Lindsay would have a large raw salad of kale and lots of veggies, eaten with a sweet potato.
For snacks she ate protein bars and blueberries, and at dinner, a ‘ton’ more vegetables, usually in stir-fry form.
Lindsay also had to cut out creamers in coffee so replaced them with almond milk, and she also cut out all sodas.
She shared how also tried lots of new foods, including daikon radish, tropical fruits like dragon fruit and it opened up her palette to new things.
‘I’ve eaten more beans in my life than I can imagine,’ she added.
As Ariana works out every day and makes sure she gets in 10,000 steps daily, Lindsay also increased her amount of time for the week.
A fan of HIIT, Ariana also alternates between daily sessions of 150 backward lunges, 150 pike planks and 150 superman exercises, doing one of the three every day.
‘I tend to workout two to three times a week so going to seven days a week was a little tough at first. I woke up many days and I was like I can’t do it, my legs are gone,’ Lindsay shared.
‘But of course, just like everything it got easier throughout the week, especially since I was alternating from my lunges to planks to supermans because it’s like a whole different group of muscles so it gave them two days of rest in between.’
But it was by no means easy.
‘150 lunges though is killer, 150 pike planks is killer, I commend her for doing that all the time. And along with 10,000 steps,’ Lindsay added.
However, she found getting her steps in difficult as she doesn’t have a tracker but estimated she hit her target around three to four times per week.
Step up: Lindsay attempted to get 10,000 steps in per day along with HITT sessions where she would do 150 reps of the same exercise in one session
Replacement: Lindsay had to give up creamers in her coffee throughout the experiment and she also stopped drinking soda just like Ariana (pictured right)
Abs made in the kitchen: Lindsay revealed how she started noticing a difference after a couple of days and said her abs looked ‘incredible’ at the end of the experiment
Middle ground: Although she didn’t need to lose a lot of weight, Lindsay felt cutting out processed foods helped shift some excess fat around her middle and she also lost two pounds
‘I would go down to the treadmill and I would like run or walk up hill, because I don’t have anything to track my steps,’ she explained.
Although Lindsay admits she didn’t really need to lose weight before the experiment, she did find that the diet helped her get rid of fat from around her stomach area.
‘You can tell from the before and after that the weight that I did carry weight was around my stomach,’ she said. ‘And I think that shows that when they say abs are made in the kitchen, my abs were completely made in the kitchen.’
And once she cut out all processed food, she said her stomach looked ‘incredible’.
‘After four or five days, I noticed so much more definition. That was definitely the boost I needed to stick to a healthy lifestyle and stick to the healthy diet,’ she said.
At the end of the two week experiment, Lindsay had lost an inch around her waist, and said her stomach looked ‘very toned and defined’.
She had also lost around two pounds, and noticed her legs and face looked slimmer.
‘This taught me to live a much healthier lifestyle but I still want to add in a little treat every now and then, because it’s all about living a balanced life,’ she concluded.