We all know that no matter how much (or little) planning goes into your Halloween costume, plans, etc., you want to look good, right?
Well, with that in mind, People sat down with Erin Oprea, trainer to country stars Carrie Underwood, Jana Kramer, Kelsea Ballerini and former “Bachelorette” star Kaitlyn Bristowe, to talk about a few simple things you can do to look and feel your best on the big day.
Hey, anything Carrie, Jana, Kelsea and Kaitlyn do to look the way they do — we’re in.
4 Pre-Halloween Fitness Tips From Carrie Underwood, Jana Kramer and Kelsea Ballerini’s Trainer:
1. Keep Away From Bad Starches
Erin suggests that you stick to healthy starches and stay away from bad starches — until the festivities begin, of course.
“Stay away from bloating foods like broccoli and cauliflower and also keep away from too many starches,” she said. “Processed foods aren’t ever your friend but, especially right now. Watch that sodium level and de-bloating foods, like beets, will be great to add at this point unless you’re an all-star and already regularly eat them.”
2. Don’t Skip the Gym
Erin says consistency is key when trying to remain slim and in shape, but on the week leading up to Halloween, she suggests you hit the treadmill instead of lifting weights.
“I never say stop weight training, but one week out won’t cut you up any more; on the other hand your cardio can make a big difference in that period,” she said. “As long as your workouts and nutrition are consistent leading up to this week, stick with the schedule.”
3. Drink Water
Even if you don’t regularly drink water, Erin recommends you start this week.
“If you get a healthy amount, stick with it—you don’t need to up the quantity. I stick to around half my body weight in ounces,” she said.
“Get some solid nights of sleep leading into the big party. If you’re looking for that best fresh face and body then let bedtime do most of the work,” she said.