The Bachelor’s Dasha intermittent fasts to stay lean. This is what she eats.
She underwent a body transformation and has since managed to stay summer-ready all year round…but she also indulges in chocolate every day.
Although The Bachelor is supposed to be about some hunky, jaw-dropping man’s journey to finding the love of his life, we’re pretty much convinced that this season should be re-named ‘#inspo for what we need to look like by the time summer comes around’ or ‘a masterclass on how you shouldn’t treat others if you want to make friends.’
While the latter can be discussed at another time, and by no means are we saying the Honey Badger is no hunky-dory eligible Bachelor that hasn’t wooed us away, we do need to point out that this year’s group of Bachelorettes are a might fit bunch.
Although we can’t predict who will take out first place and win this love war, if this was a #fitgoals war, Dasha would without a doubt, be the ultimate winner.
The Russian-born goddess lives by one rule: “always be summer ready.” Yes, intimidating, but hey, it’s the inspiration we all need right about now.
To help her stay ripped AF all year round, she reveals she’s a fan of the ever-popular intermittent fasting diet.
“I’m following intermittent fasting for health benefits so I don’t eat breakfast most of the time and it works perfectly for my morning routine,” she exclusively tells myBody+Soul.
The single mum keeps herself occupied in the mornings with getting her son ready for school, and fasts until lunch.
“During the day I’d eat two main meals and a snack. I love keeping it simple and don’t get bored eating the same thing every day.
“Main meals are always based on the protein sources like eggs, fish or seafood, with baked starchy vegetables and a side of good fats such as avocado, nuts, or nut butters.”
While her main meals are pretty darn clean, it’s the snacks that reassure us that she’s actually a semi-normal human being.
“Snacks are always chocolate like Kit Kats or Tim Tams, or any of my homemade treats, and a protein shake.”
See, fasting ain’t so bad – and FYI, this is advice coming from a personal-trainer.
But of course, diet isn’t everything, and the brunette-bombshell spends a lot of time working out (TBH, this probably explains why she can still indulge in chocolate every day).
“I usually exercise six times a week and what I’m doing really depends on the day. I’m always doing my own workouts, love coming up with different exercise variations and movements, testing out a wide variety of workouts as I’m curious on how the boy responds to a particular activity.” Spoken like a true PT.
“At the moment I’m getting back to basics of bodyweight/alternative resistance functional training where you get your body moving in patterns that can actually benefit you in real day plus shape your body proportionally, creating that toned yet feminine look.”
Piece her healthy diet and ripper workout routine together, and you can now finally understand the science behind those super-toned arms and six-pack.
But Dasha wasn’t always the confident and strong person she is today. Rewind back to 2014, and she was a completely different person, both inside and out.
In an Instagram post, the 32-year-old revealed strengthening the outside ultimately started from within.
“You see the same human in these two photos yet two completely different people. On the left I’m a wife and a mum to one year old little Leon. Severely depressed despite I’m smiling at the camera. No gym, was consuming tons of sweets on a daily basis, sleep deprived and completely lost myself as a female and as a person,” Dasha wrote.
“On the right this is me now, 4 years later. Single mum with the strong feminine identify, happy and pretty much fearless. Never have I thought I will be able to do things I’m doing now completely on my own with no family and support. I’m bloody grateful for everything I’ve been through over the past few years as that has shaped me into the woman I`m so excited to be now.”
If your ultimate goal is to make a change to your health, you don’t have to fork out $200 to go see a PT for guidance; instead, just listen to Dasha.
“Losing weight is not that hard; you only realise that it was the tip of the iceberg when you are trying to actually maintain it.”
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