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In this blog post, we are taking a look at the Amanda Li Paige diet and workout routine. Amanda is a Miami Swim Week model and I absolutely love her!

I’ve been following her on Instagram for quite a while and since the Miami Swim Week is about to start, I decided to share some of her diet and workout tips.

So how does she stay looking so incredible? Let’s find out.

THE AMANDA LI PAIGE DIET

Amanda is a big fan of dairy but unfortunately, she’s lactose intolerant. So after she learned she’s lactose intolerant she changed up her diet a bit. And judging by her Instagram, I would say she eats really healthy for most of the time.

Her daily diet consists mostly of fresh fruit and veggies, lean protein and healthy fats. She tries to eat clean as much as she can which means she usually avoids processed store-bought food. I’m a huge fan of clean eating and I know that some big stars, like Kim Kardashian, also do it.

amanda li paige diet and workout routine

BREAKFAST

Breakfast is Amanda’s favourite meal and she shares a lot about it on her Instagram. She’ll usually eat either an acai bowl, a protein smoothie or granola with vegan Greek yogurt and fresh fruit.

Here’s her go to smoothie recipe :)

SMOOTHIE

  • Maca
  • Dragon fruit
  • Blueberries
  • Chlorophyll
  • Almond milk
  • Spinach
  • Blend it all together and enjoy! :)

And since Amanda tries to eat clean as much as she can, she avoids store-bought granola (those can be full of added sugar). Instead, she makes her own granola. Here’s her recipe:

HOMEMADE GRANOLA

  • Rolled oats
  • Quinoa
  • Chia seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Coconut flakes
  • Slivered almonds
  • Unsweetened/unsulphured cherries chopped
  • Coconut oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Honey drizzle

Method

  1. Preheat oven to around 120C / 250F.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl except cherries.
  3. Heat the honey, vanilla extract and coconut oil in microwave for 20 seconds. Pour over dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Bake for 1 hour, rotating the tray half way through.
  5. When cooled, add cherries.
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Fruit loops

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LUNCH AND DINNER

As I mentioned, Amanda Li is lactose intolerant and she mainly practises clean eating. So what does someone who’s lactose intolerant and who is eating clean can actually have for lunch and dinner?

Here’s a couple of meal ideas! All of these recipes are dairy, processed sugar and gluten free :)

LUNCH – DHAL CURRY

You’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 thumbnail size portion ginger
  • 1 cups dried red lentils
  • chilli (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 400g can (14oz) coconut milk
  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Method

  • Cook oil and onion in a large pot over a medium heat.
  • Add garlic and ginger and cook for one more minute.
  • Then add cumin, turmeric, coriander, chilli (if using) and salt and stir well.
  • Add water, lentils, coconut milk and zucchini, then let it simmer while covered until it becomes thick.
  • Stir every 5-10 minutes.
  • Alternatively, if you own a slow cooker: place all ingredients into the slow cooker and cook on high for 3h, stirring every hour, or cook on low for 5-6h, stirring every hour.

DINNER – BAKED SALMON WITH VEGETABLES

You’ll need:

  • 120g baked salmon
  • 75g (2.5 oz) vegetables of your choice
  • 150g white potato
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Method

  • Preheat oven to 230°C (450°F).
  • Chop potato into small chunks, coat with olive oil and place on a baking tray in the oven.
  • Cook for 30-40 minutes.
  • Wrap salmon in a sheet of aluminium foil.
  • Place in oven for 4-6 minutes, depending on how cooked you like your salmon. If after 6 minutes it is not cooked enough, put it in the oven for another 2 minutes and check again.
  • Chop vegetables and steam.
  • Serve salmon with roast potato and steamed green vegetables.

SNACKS

Amanda makes a lot of her own food from scratch, including healthy cookies. Here’s her favourite cookie recipe :)

HEALTHY BANANA COOKIES

  • 3 over ripe bananas
  • 2 cups of oats
  • Teaspoon vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Mush bananas to a liquid consistency then mix with the other ingredients
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes

DRINKS

Amanda drinks plenty of water (just like we all should be) but is also a big fan of fresh juices and teas. She does drink alcohol occasionally but in moderation of course.

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How’s my spaghetti pull? @livebeaming #greenjuice

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AMANDA LI PAIGE WORKOUT ROUTINE

Amanda likes to start her day by doing a class at the fitness studio. In general, she enjoys doing a mixture of cardio exercise (hiking and boxing) and resistance training (pilates and pilates style workouts).

Amanda’s friend Saria actually got her into fitness, and they regularly work out together. When they exercise together, Amanda finds that she works harder because she slows down and focuses more on what she is doing.

Here are some of the workouts that she does with Saria:

RESISTANCE BAND FULL BODY WORKOUT

  • Squat jumps with resistance band – 1 minute
  • Walking side to side – 1 minute
  • Mountain climbers with resistance band – 1 minute
  • Planking with resistance band pull – 30 seconds per side

And if you want to look like Amanda Li and train like her, I have a workout video course that will help you achieve that model like look. The course lasts for 5 days and it’s completely free. You can download it below :)

FULL BODY GYM WORKOUT (partner workout)

  • Box jump+burpee combo – 1 minute
  • Sit up with medicine ball toss – 1 minute
  • Leg raises side to side (for obliques) – 1 minute
  • Wide grip pull ups – 30 seconds
  • Bicep pull ups – 30 seconds
  • Lunge with medicine ball twist – 1 minute (don’t forget to do on both legs)
  • One arm pulling with leg lifts variations – 1 minute total
  • Push up to squat with medicine ball toss – 1 minute

You can watch the workout video here. Amanda says that she is always sore after doing this full body workout. And I’m not surprised as it is quite intense!

Because she is naturally quite lean and doesn’t seem to build up muscle that easily, she can do this workout without bulking up. But if you are a mesomorph or endomorph body type these workouts might bulk you up.

Not sure of your body type? Check out my free body type quiz here. :)

CARDIO

HIKING AND SWIMMING

Amanda is originally from Hawaii but she moved to LA because of work. She grew up by the beach so she used to do a lot of recreational swimming. And now that she moved to LA, she says that hiking is one of her favourite ways to explore the area. There are so many great places to go just within a short drive of the city.

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My backyard

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BOXING

As a part of her cardio routine, Amanda also loves to go to boxing classes. Boxing is actually an amazing cardio workout that will help you get lean. And it’s actually great for toning your arms and core.

I did a lot of research on Victoria Secret models and I noticed that almost all of them also do boxing. And these girls know all about exercising to get lean and toned! So it’s no wonder swimwear models also love boxing :)

Thanks for reading! I hope you liked learning about Amanda and if you missed my previous Miami Swim Week model blog post, you can find it here.

Love Rachael xx

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Rachael is an Australian born certified personal trainer and nutritionist who holds a Bachelor degree in Science.

After struggling for years to find an exercise and diet program that is tailored to women striving for lean and toned body with no bulk she designed her Lean Legs Program. This program is tailored to each body type and focused on helping women get toned but feminine bodies, without getting bulky.

Her mission is to empower women and help them stay in shape in a healthy and balanced way.

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