Somebody who is plus-size isn’t necessarily unhealthy or out of shape.There are many ways to live a healthy life. The Health Diaries is a weekly series about the habits that keep notable people living well.
Liris Crosse says “I want to change the status quo of how plus-size bodies are seen throughout the world. I want all women, no matter their size, to focus on themselves. I want them to live their best lives physically, mentally, and spiritually.”
What I do in morning: I usually wake up between 7 and 8 every morning. The first thing I do is brush my teeth and have a glass of water. Water helps me cleanse my palate; I believe water is like gas for the body. It gives you that jump start.
In my Breakfast: Usually my breakfast is egg whites with spinach and cheese, and I’ll have a little bit of sausage on the side. I focus on a low-carb diet in the mornings.
I eat salad almost every day, too.
I try to go three days per week, but I’m not a person who likes to be in the gym for two or three hours. Instead, I’ll usually look at the schedule and find two classes that are offered back-to-back, like TRX and cardio kickboxing. If they’re 30 minutes each, I’ll get my hour workout in.
In the evenings, I try to have some type of green vegetables with dinner every night, too.
I get at least get seven or eight hours of sleep per night.
I want to show plus-size women that we are strong, beautiful, powerful, and healthy. Somebody who is plus-size isn’t necessarily unhealthy or out of shape. People who are a size 4 drop dead, too, you know? We need to break down the stereotypes of what’s considered “beautiful” and “healthy.”