Singer Lilu, recently the curator of the detox, express weight loss and body cleansing project, gave an exclusive interview to liza.uain which she spoke in detail about what you need to pay attention to in order to make your lifestyle really healthy.
Lilu, share a secret: what harmful foods do you exclude in order to have a slim figure?
I have long eliminated sugar from my diet, because I consider it one of the most harmful foods. I also do not eat pork, mayonnaise, white bread and muffins. I do not fry food — I cook them in a slow cooker or bake them. I never really drink carbonated drinks. You can remember a lot more, because there are a lot of harmful products with dyes, preservatives — chips and so on.
How many times a week do you visit the gym?
I have been involved in sports since childhood. I clearly understand that in order to maintain a figure and an attractive appearance for a long time, you need to work hard. It is not enough just proper nutrition, long sleep — you need to literally “plow”. A little secret from me: if you want to not get bored with sports, change the types of loads: cardio, try dancing, try pole-dance, swimming. The main thing is that you should not be bored and have a desire to go to the gym. I usually visit him three or four times a week. It can be active loads, or maybe a pool.
What foods or exercises do you feel better after eating?
I feel good when I don’t eat at night. When portions are small — up to 300 grams, because there is no feeling of overeating and heaviness in the body. I love light food — vegetable salads, baked fish. There are a lot of such dishes that you can eat even at night, 40 minutes before bedtime. For example, a baked apple fills the stomach and does not cause heaviness. I feel good after fresh juices and smoothies: they can replace one of the meals. Of the exercises, I love active fitness the most: it invigorates me and cheers me up.
How do you feel about detox diets?
I don’t like the word “diet” at all. If you are offered to go on a diet — refuse! Any diet is not good for our body, it is stress for it. But most importantly, after any diet, if you do not follow the correct way out of it, then you get better and very quickly gain weight. I would recommend a healthy diet. How I feel about detox: Detox is a series of actions aimed at cleansing and rebooting the body. You can not reboot the body exclusively with juices. I don’t believe in juice therapy. By the way, one of the well-known hotels in Bukovel has already invited me to become an expert and curator of one of the detox tours for cleaning and rebooting the body “Holidays for the body”.
Do you find them useful and effective?
I will tell you about how useful they are during my master class. After all, this is a whole range of procedures, specially designed by nutritionists for light meals, proper physical activity, spa treatments, herbal teas, master classes, various detox cocktails and smoothies. We will also tell you how to build your exercise schedule and adjust your diet. Anyone who wants to know more about this, please join us. The main thing is not to come home after the detox tour and start eating fried potatoes: then the result will last for a long time.
How does the morning start and how does the day end?
I wake up for a long time. Get up and run — it’s not for me. I slowly drink my three cups of natural coffee with ginger and cinnamon. I answer emails, read the news, then take a shower and have breakfast. By the way, breakfast should be quite dense, as this is an attribute of proper nutrition. Everyone should listen to themselves, but you must start all metabolic processes. Why do I drink coffee with cinnamon and ginger? Once, well-known Kyiv nutritionists told me that if I can’t give up coffee at all, do it at least this way, because milk does not irritate the walls of the stomach, makes coffee, so to speak, safer. And cinnamon and ginger improve metabolic processes. After coffee, be sure to drink a glass of water with lemon. I’ve been drinking this every morning right after waking up for years. This is important for speeding up metabolic processes. If there is stagnation, you gain fluid and the so-called cellulite appears. If your body works like clockwork, everything will be great! My day ends prosaically: I like to take a bath. And if there is absolutely no strength — a shower. I drink herbal or ginger tea, summarize the day, plan the next day, go to social networks and then fall asleep.
What do you do if sometimes laziness overcomes and you don’t want to play sports?
I am a normal person just like everyone else. There are periods when I can’t get out of bed – then I agree with myself. It depends on what you stimulate and motivate yourself with — a beautiful appearance on the beach, buying a thing a size smaller. Everyone has their own motivation! If that doesn’t work, go naked to a mirror and look at yourself. Often after this, every girl will understand everything correctly, collect a sports bag and go to the gym.
How do you feel about group sports?
It’s great, although I work individually with a trainer, but sometimes I attend group classes. There is an incentive in the group — a common idea. All those who stand on the site are striving for something together, this common energy energizes, and this has its own charm.
Have you ever played sports with your family?
Now my son and I go to the pool twice a week. While he is working out with a trainer, I work out in the gym or on the treadmill. Then we swim together, then visit the Roman bath and hammam, where we love to sing songs.
Where is the best place to play sports? Is it necessary to do this with a trainer?
It doesn’t matter where it happens. You can do this at home — 30–40 minutes a day is enough to work out the muscles. On my pages in social networks, I often write about the complexes, which consist of five exercises and which bring incredible benefits. You can go in for sports in the park — satisfy oxygen starvation and go in for sports. Many complain that there is no money for the gym. What problems? Study at home, if you wish. You can find my author’s program “Aesthetic gymnastics with Lilu” on YouTube. This is a set of effective exercises designed for women of all ages to work out all muscle groups. Charging for 60 minutes, and in 30 days you will already feel the difference and see the result!
Not so long ago, your radio project started on Europa Plus. What are your impressions after the first broadcasts?
This show comes out every Thursday from 17 to 19. This is such a kind of digression in time. We dive into a specific time period and discuss all aspects related to this decade. For example, achievements, cuisine, sports, music. We carry out an associative series with the life of a star that comes to the studio. The conversation turns out to be really informative, not without humor.
Do the stars prepare in advance to cover hits in Show for You?
The main feature of this show is that our star is preparing for a performance and we are listening live to a live performance of a cover of the hit of the time being discussed. The first guest was Vasily Bondarchuk, he prepared well and we got a lot of nice feedback. I am sure that our future releases will appeal to our radio listeners.
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