Kate Gosselin has a new diet and exercise plan that’s made her lose 10 pounds in 10 days, according to E News Now. I’m a certified personal trainer and I will evaluate what is known so far about the diet and exercise plan of Kate Gosselin, 35.
According to a spread in the current issue of OK! Magazine, as well as the host of E News Now, Kate Gosselin’s diet consists of “cereal for breakfast, a salad for lunch, and broiled fish for dinner.” Plus, there is a snack — the magazine spread is shown on the E News Now video, but it’s not clear what the “snack” is. We can assume it’s not much, perhaps yogurt or fruit.
According to limelife.com, Kate Gosselin’s exercise plan includes running five miles a day, but according to the preview for OK! Magazine, Kate Gosselin runs a “hilly, four-mile course three times a week.”
As a personal trainer, here is my assessment of Kate Gosselin’s revamped diet and exercise program. It’s great that she runs four or five miles several times a week, especially if there are hills involved. With so many women complaining they don’t have the energy to “keep up” with their kids, Kate Gosselin will certainly never be lacking in energy — but then again, she’s also been heavily criticized for not spending enough time with her kids anyways.
When she’s not out filming another TV show, nobody really knows how much time she spends with her sextuplets and twins, but I’ll assume that she spends as much time with them as she would if she were working a typical shift of a full-time nurse, her previous profession. Kate Gosselin may be gone for days at a time, but she’s also home for days at a time. I’m not a Kate Gosselin fan (read my other articles about her on this site, such as THIS one!), but I see nothing wrong with a woman pursuing a TV career, either, just because she has many kids.
In addition to the running, she should incorporate strength training, and apparently, she definitely does.
I am critical of Kate Gosselin’s diet. Based on E News Now, the woman hardly eats. Assuming that her portion sizes are normal, she’s barely getting 1,000 calories a day…maybe even only 800. Again, I don’t know what the “snack” is, but “a salad for lunch” is bird feed. And “broiled fish” for dinner? I hope there are some side dishes with that, such as broccoli, peas or lima beans, and then a boiled potato or wild rice … and a fruit platter as an appetizer.
Otherwise, not eating enough can backfire and slow down metabolism, and/or eventually manifest itself in the form of persistent fatigue.