The Zumba 5 Day Express Diet Menu
Your target of getting in shape can only be effectively achieved if you have a healthy, focused diet plan to match your exercise routine. If you had written Zumba off as solely a dance based workout, we have news for you: Zumba has a special Zumba express diet too! In 2009 Beto Perez, the creater of Zumba dancing published the book, ‘Zumba: Ditch the Workout, Join the Party! The Zumba Weight Loss Program’
This book contains a Zumba diet menu based on unprocessed, natural food items which provide ample quantities of fiber, protein and carbohydrates. Let’s examine the components of this express diet!
The Five Day Diet
The Zumba express diet, provided in the book, is designed to reduce daily food consumption. The book contains numerous options for your breakfast, lunch and dinner meals. You can choose from a selection of fruits, fish, meat, vegetables and staples among other food categories. Breakfast items include eggs, cereal, fruits and toast. For lunch, diet followers can choose from chicken salad, spinach salad and tuna stuffed tomatoes. Dinner choices include steamed vegetables, grilled pork chops, roasted chicken or turkey, and steak.
This diet is called the express diet for a reason: the results are speedy, and that in itself is a great motivator to stick to the follow up Zumba diet plans included in the book!
The Follow-Up Zumba Diet Plan
So your five day express diet plan has been a success and you don’t want to gain all that weight back again. What should you do? Well, the book contains a follow-up diet plan which includes a long list of food items that you should incorporate into your daily meals to continue on this path of healthy eating. The five categories of food highlighted in the book include the following:
- Light Proteins such as fish, low fat dairy products, shell fish, soy protein and lean meats.
- Resistant Starches such as beans, sweet potatoes, barley, corn and brown rice.
- High Volume Vegetables such as mushrooms, okra, eggplant and green beans.
- Healthy Fats (monounsaturated fats) such as olives, avocados, olive oil and canola oil.
The book contains a tentative 14 day diet meal plan to give you an idea of how to follow the diet. It also contains numerous recipes that you can experiment with! The Zumba diet menu essentially encourages followers to consume three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). On the days that you exercise, diet followers should have a snack before and after the workout. This snack can be in the form of vegetable juices, nuts, smoothies or fruits. These snacks will give you the energy that you need to keep you dancing throughout your Zumba workout!
The Zumba diet plan is a great option for Zumba followers who are determined to lose weight and get in shape. Yes, the hour long Zumba classes can help you burn a lot of calories but by supplementing the workout with this diet plan, you can shape up even faster!