Boxer Avril Mathie Shares Swimsuit Photo Before Ebanie Bridges Fight
Avril Mathie is showing off her moves — in her swimsuit. In a new social media post the boxer flaunts her amazingly fit figure in a bathing suit before brawling with Ebanie Bridges. "Does the last one count? 😜 can you do this? 💪🏽😂," she captioned the Instagram video, doing a squat challenge. How does the athlete stay in shape? She recently revealed the top 7 weight loss foods she eats on her blog.
When it comes to carbs, you will find Avril eating farro. "It's is a grain, kind of like quinoa or rice," she explains. "When trying to get lean, eating less calories but more nutrition is the aim of the game. Which makes farro awesome, because its unprocessed like other carb sources made from flour eg. bread, pasta, etc. For a grain, it's also super high in protein and contains more fibre than brown rice or quinoa! I usually just cook up 1 cup (when raw) of it every few days and keep it in the fridge ready to add to salads when I need to. You basically cook it like rice and it only takes about 15 mins to cook."
Avril says that grapefruits "have long been known for their weight loss benefits," because they are high in fiber, which makes you feel full, and adds that they are "great for stabilizing your blood sugar, resulting in lower insulin levels which means your body can use more food for fuel rather than storing it as fat," she writes. "It is also said to curb cravings… I don't really get cravings when I eat a balanced diet and sleep enough so I can't vouch for that, but it sounds good."
Cinnamon and Cayenne Pepper
Avril uses cinnamon and cayenne pepper to flavor her food. She claims they are "great for stabilizing blood sugar and therefore lowering insulin levels" and "are also known for causing your metabolic rate to rise (meaning you burn more calories faster, making it easier to create that caloric deficit required to lose weight)."
Paprika is another metabolism boosting spice that may also reduce your appetite, explains Avril. "I put this on chicken, salmon, veggies, salads, avocado on toast… It kinda tastes good on anything."
Asparagus and Celery
"One spear of asparagus has only approx. 4 calories in it!" says Avril. "Most people use more calories to digest it than what's even in it = Perfect weight loss food!!!! (I put mine in an omelette with other veggies too). Celery is another similar option with only 6 calories per medium stalk."
Black Coffee and Green Tea
When it comes to drinks, Avril recommends plain black coffee or green tea. "Caffeine will not only speed up metabolism, it gives me the energy of a crazy person so I want to exercise about 20 times harder than usual, and am even just more physical in my day to day activities rather than wanting to sit around on my butt," she explains. "Though the key here is not to overdo it, as you don't want to start losing sleep. An optimal sleeping pattern is one of the key ingredients in effective weight loss and recovery. Coffee can also be known to suppress appetite a little, and while this can be helpful to stop you from boredom eating, be mindful to make sure you still eat, as coffee will only make you "feel" like you have energy, you still need to food to "give" you energy and sustenance."
Avocado, Olive Oil, and Almonds
Avril is also a fan of avocado, olive oil and almonds, "not together, but for the same reasons, so I'm grouping them as one to save repeating myself," she writes. "They are great sources of healthy, unsaturated fats. As they consist mostly of fat they are relatively high in calories compared to say fruits and vegetables, however only small amounts of them are very filling, and they are possibly 3 of the most bang-for-your-buck, nutrient-packed superfoods around. Plus, almonds and avocados are reasonably high in fiber too!"