Arielle Lorre spent two years overhauling her body completely and only needed to lose four pounds (two kilograms) in order to see spectacular results.
And now the 33-year-old Los Angeles native and The Blonde Files founder, who is married to The Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre, 66, has revealed the Australian diet and exercise routine that changed her outlook – and why she can eat 1,800 calories (7,500 kilojoules) a day without impacting her progress.
As a ‘pre-breakfast’ snack on a standard day Arielle, who has been following Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide (BBG) program since the start of 2016, opts for a matcha latte with hemp milk, collagen peptides, MCT oil and manuka honey.
Arielle Lorre spent two years overhauling her body completely and incredibly only needed to lose two kilograms to do so (pictured before and after)
Now the Los Angeles native and owner of website The Blonde Files has revealed the clean diet that changed her outlook – and why she can eat 7,500 kilojoules a day without affecting her progress
What does Arielle Lorre eat in a typical day?
For 7,500 kilojoules in one day:
Pre breakfast: Matcha latte with hemp milk, collagen peptides, MCT oil, manuka honey
Breakfast: Eggs cooked in ghee with vegetables, kraut, avocado
Snack: Bulletproof collagen bar
Lunch: Greens with lots of roasted vegetables and a protein and my homemade tahini dressing
Snack: Loaded homemade chia pudding
Dinner: Green vegetables, squash, and a protein/or homemade pumpkin curry/or homemade chili
The MCT oil, which is a fat usually extracted from coconut oil, has been known to promote weight loss, reduce lactate build up in athletes and help control blood sugar levels.
Following that she’ll eat eggs cooked in ghee with vegetables, kraut and avocado.
Many of the meals she prepares are made at home so she can control the amount and type of ingredients that are being put in.
Her snack consists of a Bulletproof collagen bar before she consumes greens with lots of roasted vegetables, a protein and homemade tahini dressing. This might be followed with chestnut or homemade almond crackers with avocado.
A second snack later in the day is usually homemade chia pudding – made with omega-3 loaded chia seeds – and dinner is green vegetables, squash, and a protein or homemade pumpkin curry.
As a ‘pre-breakfast’ snack on a standard day Arielle opts for a matcha latte with hemp milk, collagen peptides, MCT oil and manuka honey
Arielle also allows herself dessert which is usually chocolate. She has whipped up brownies made of sweet potato to show her followers in the past.
Upon reviewing her food diary some of her 216,000 Instagram followers were unsure why she wasn’t eating a wide variety of fruit.
‘Let me start by saying fresh whole fruit has so many benefits! I love it. I eat it. It’s great,’ she explained.
‘I’m just avoiding it right now because of the yeast in my gut that I’m combating. I’m not doing a “candida cleanse” or avoiding natural sugars altogether but in an effort to nip this thing in the bud I’m not eating fruit FOR NOW.’
Others days Arielle opts for a selection of these tasty snacks (pictured)
While it may seem like a lot of food the stunning blonde needs to fuel her body with energy to complete her daily PWR workouts by Kelsey Wells.
PWR is based on a hypertrophy style of resistance training, which is designed to help increase lean muscle and strength throughout the entire body.
The goal is the minimise cardio and increase weights training each week.
Two years ago, when Arielle felt as though she’d ‘lost control’ of her body, she turned to Australian-based nutrition guide Bikini Body Guide (BBG).
With a number of gut and hormone issues, a restrictive approach to food and excessive attitude towards exercise she found Kayla Itsines’ guide a fun way to learn more about fitness.
Starting slowly Arielle sporadically did some of the cardio and body weight routines over the course of a few weeks, struggling to do the entire 28 minutes.
‘The physical activity helped to shift my approach to the way I was eating as well; I needed food to fuel my workouts, and I ended up restricting less. This didn’t happen overnight but gradually,’ she told Popsugar.
After a year of doing the program it became obvious to Arielle that while her image was transforming and her composition was changing – her weight was staying largely the same.
For three months she decided to track her macros religiously, and while she doesn’t recommend it for everyone because it can get obsessive, she did garner a greater understanding of portion control
For three months she decided to track her macros religiously, and while she doesn’t recommend it for everyone because it can get obsessive, she did garner a greater understanding of portion control.
Her macros for fat loss were about 1,800 calories of 40 per cent carbs, 30 per cent protein, and 30 per cent fat, although sometimes she followed a 35 per cent carb, 30 per cent protein and 35 per cent fat ratio.
Now she has a much more balanced approach to nutrition, only avoiding specialist ingredients like flax, green beans, kidney beans and cane sugar to keep her gut in check.
She’s also reduced the stress on her body, which can easily inflame her gut, by incorporating Pilates into her routine
She’s also reduced the stress on her body, which can easily inflame her gut, by incorporating Pilates into her routine.
Throughout an almost two year period of putting her health first, Arielle’s weight has only fluctuated by two kilos.
‘The major victories I have experienced have been non-scale-related.
‘Those victories have been almost entirely in my mindset – how well I treat my body, my newfound patience with the process, and understanding that this is not a race to a finish line,’ she told the publication.
Arielle shares her nutrition advice and tips on her Instagram account, The Blonde Files.