Continued from Butt Tone: Best Butt Exercises.
You can’t spot-reduce your butt through dieting, “but you can speed up the results of your workouts by eating foods that will reduce overall body fat and fuel muscle growth,” says trainer Harley Pasternak, author of The 5 Factor Diet.
Here are the two facts that really count in the quest to change your butt:
Eat protein with every meal – it helps repair and build the muscles that you’re working. Try egg whites for breakfast; three-ounce servings of fish or chicken with lunch and dinner; and for a snack, yogurt, turkey slices, or a piece of low-fat cheese.
To reduce body fat covering your dream rear, the formula is simple to understand (even if hard to stick to at times) and is the basis of all diets: Burn more energy than you consume.
But rather than getting caught up in the math, Pasternak suggests drinking nonsugar beverages (such as water, tea, and diet soda), eating five small meals a day, and including whole-grain carbohydrates, healthy fats, and five to ten grams of fiber in those meals each day.