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Diet, exercise and get 'Sexy in 6'

February 8, 2008 12:01:42 AM PST
While there's still no fountain of youth, one health expert claims her method helps clients get bikini-ready in six weeks. Fact or fiction? "I had to come up with a program that I could fit in between two kids, working and being a multi-tasking mom," says Tracey Mallett.

Fitness pro Tracey Mallet devised "Sexy in 6": Six weeks of six-minute exercise sessions throughout the day.

"Short blasts of energy, short blasts of workout you can do between your upper body and lower body," says Mallett.

Combining cardio, strength, Pilates, and yoga for interval cross-training.

"No down time, so it's easy fun and you burn more calories and the after burn is so much greater," says Mallett.

According to Mallett's data, 90 women worldwide tried the six-week format with impressive results.

"I lost 12 pounds and more important I lost inches, around my hips and waist and I went down two dress sizes," says Liz Price.

"I lost between 10-12 pounds in the first week that I did it, but more importantly I lost inches," says Jennifer Thibault.

Both women love the outcome but initially struggled with the food plan, which focuses on healthy fat, fibrous carbohydrates and lean protein -- eating every three hours to rev metabolism.

"It's all governed by portion control, because as we know, portions have doubled in the last 20 years," says Mallett.

"I think the hardest thing for me mentally was to figure out the food part because I really did feel like I ate good foods," says Price.

Another test client, Jennifer Thibault, first tried doing only the workout.

"I thought, 'I can do these exercises, this makes sense,' but I thought I was already eating healthy," says Thibault.

Only to find that others on the program had better outcomes.

"My friends that did the diet plan and the exercise program had far better results than I did," says Thibault.

While the title is enticing, Mallet agrees, you might be able to get sexy in six, but that's not the end of it. Working out and eating well is a lifelong lesson.

"Once you get hooked, after six weeks you're going to continue this is not just a six-week plan, this is a plan for life," says Mallett.

For more information:
ATP Specific Training and Physical Therapy
South Pasadena
www.traceymallett.com


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