March 20

Heidi Heidi Heidi Ho!

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This morning, our local paper contained an article about supermodel Heidi Klum’s return last December to the catwalk for the Victoria’s Secret runway show. Now, there’s nothing particularly newsworthy about a supermodel’s appearing on a fashion runway, except that Ms. Klum was doing it–sparkly skivvies, bare belly, and all–a mere two months after giving birth to her second child.

Glory be! Some people have all the genetic luck, right?

Well, there’s no doubt that Heidi hit the triple cherries in the looks and body department, but 2 months post-partum is a toughy, no matter how lucky a genetic hand you’ve been dealt.

The article actually focused on her trainer-to-the-stars, David Kirsch, who founded the Madison Square Club in New York. He had come a week or so ago to our fair city to offer a boot camp fitness session to a group of ladies at the Bacara Resort. (That I read about it in the paper tells you that I wasn’t among them.) And it was through the efforts of Mr. Kirsch that Heidi got her groove back.

To regain her supermodel physique, Ms. Klum submitted to a three-week crash course of Mr. Kirsch’s regimen, which included twice (or sometimes thrice) a day 90 minute boot-camp workouts and–here’s where it gets good–a

low-carb, high protein diet that got fast incredible results

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Heidi Ho!

That should give a little shot in the arm to the low carb cause!

It’s no secret that there are two ways to remodel (no pun intended) yourself. Diet and exercise. Intake and output. Changing the way you eat is a far quicker route to a svelt body than just exercising. And the very best way is to do both: Eat fewer carbs and expend more calories.

But this isn’t news, either. For many years we’ve said: the fastest way to reclaim your leanest, healthiest self is with a low-carb, high protein diet and exercise. The diet takes off the pounds and the exercise, ideally, builds muscle, trims, tones, and tightens.

To our way of thinking, the best results accrue from weight-training exercise, which also happens to be the most efficient form of exercise. For most busy new mothers (or those with an infant and a toddler, like Heidi, minus the nanny) to commit 3 hours a day to exercise is a pipe dream.

But 30 minutes a week? Now there’s reality talking. And that’s the time commitment necessary to reap great rewards using the Slow Burn Fitnessregimen plan that we co-authored with another NY fitness guru, Fred Hahn.

Whether you’ve got 3 hours a day or 30 minutes a week, the point is to make the commitment and the time..and, well, just do it!

Heidi did it. So can we!


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