THE LEGENDARY Jack LaLanne developed his
way of eating over a long lifetime. And his vitality and strength
at his advanced age are proof he knows what hes doing.
Lets start with the basics. Jack LaLannes diet is
low-fat. It includes a fair amount of lean protein. And he eats
ample fruits and vegetables.
Jack LaLannes diet has very few grains,
no flour and no sugar. He eats no red meat and no chicken. His
lean protein consists of mostly egg whites and fish. He eats
no cheese or milk products except he sometimes adds a little
half and half to his morning smoothie.
Jack LaLannes diet includes vitamin
and mineral supplements. And he drinks wine.
If you want more detail about it, Ill
point you to further resources at the end of this article, but
that is Jack LaLannes diet in a nutshell.
Of course, Jack LaLannes diet
isnt the only key to his immense vigor. The other half
of the equation is how he works out. Jack LaLannes main
rule for working out is: Start easy, do what you can, and increase
your workout gradually. If you dont follow this rule, you
are likely to hurt yourself and become discouraged.
For cardio, Jack LaLanne works out hard.
He really pushes himself. Throughout his workout, he always tries
to challenge himself. He changes his routine every three to four
weeks to keep his muscles guessing (and growing).
He uses weights. He goes to failure sometimes but not every time.
He works out every day, but he works out different muscle groups
on different days. He works out about two hours a day. Thats
cardio and strength training combined two hours total.
After a lifetime of experimenting on himself,
this is what Jack LaLanne came up with. Its the key to
his vitality and it could be the key to yours.
I gathered this information about Jack
LaLanne's diet and workout from articles about him, books by
him, and interviews with him. My favorite interview is: Jack LaLanne is Still an Animal.
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