The biography, life, and accomplishments of Chanel Renee Jansen
Chanel Renee Jansen is an American fitness model, social media celebrity, photographer, videographer, and entrepreneur. Jansen is known for her hourglass physique and drop-dead gorgeous looks. However, she wasn’t always as fit as she is today.
Chanel Jansen has previously revealed that she weighed around 175 pounds and felt very unhappy with how she looked. After struggling with her weight for a long time, Jansen decided to join a gym and take control of her life.
Below is a complete breakdown of Chanel Renee Jansen’s profile, stats, biography, training, and diet regimens.
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While reflecting on her early years, Chanel Renee Jansen describes herself as “very heavy.” Before she started her transformation journey, the fitness model confessed that she wasn’t happy with how she looked or felt.
Prior to joining a gym, Chanel didn’t have much knowledge about training and nutrition. Following a ‘leave no stone unturned’ approach, she spent a good deal of time learning about fitness and nutrition.
With her hard work and help from her partner at the time — Rich Piana, Renee successfully achieved her dream physique. She lost 50 pounds and gained 10 pounds of lean muscle mass.
Jansen follows an intense transformation regimen and trains seven days a week. However, it wasn’t months before Chanel started seeing favorable changes in her physique.
Becoming a social media celebrity
Keen on sharing her transformation journey with other people struggling with weight issues, Jansen started posting photos of her transformation on social media in 2014. It wasn’t long before people started taking notice of Chanel, making her a much sought-after fitness model in the process.
Chanel Jansen used her newfound fame to launch her clothing brand focused on helping people reinforce a positive mindset and motivating them to achieve their goals.
“I WAS ALWAYS THE FAT KID, I WAS ALWAYS REALLY SHY, AND FITNESS MAKES ME FEEL SO MUCH BETTER ABOUT MYSELF, AND IT MAKES ME FEEL BETTER ABOUT OTHER WOMEN. I LOVE TO ENCOURAGE OTHER WOMEN TO LOSE WEIGHT, AND I LOVE TO TELL MY STORY.” — CHANEL RENEE JANSEN ON HER WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY.
Since Chanel Renee Jansen started training under Rich Piana, it’s no surprise she followed a hardcore and intense workout regimen. Jansen trains seven days a week and does not believe in taking days off from the gym.
The fitness model performs cardio, abs, and strength training every day and spends at least two hours in the gym. Chanel credits Piana for her success in the gym. Rich Piana taught her advanced training and dieting principles that put her transformation journey on the fast track.
“I’m in the gym seven days a week, for at least two hours at the time. I always do abs and cardio. Being a woman, you always want to tighten your tummy.” — Chanel Jansen on her training approach
Chanel’s training principles include:
1. Cardio Every Day
The social media fitness celebrity preaches doing cardio every day. She believes a fasted cardio session in the morning is the best way of burning fat and losing excess body fat.
Jansen performs a second cardio session at the end of every workout. According to Chanel, regular cardio has helped her trim down her boxy waist and keeps her metabolism kicking throughout the day.
2. Fall in Love with Weight Training
Chanel Jansen is a proponent of weight training for women. She believes it can help girls tone their muscles and build strength. The fitness star believes it is time the “lifting weights can make girls look manly” myth is busted for good.
Chanel Jansen relies on a low-carb, high-protein diet to stay lean all year round. She is not a fan of cheat meals and sticks to eating nutrient-dense whole foods.
Chanel Renee Jansen Diet Principles
Jansen swears by the following dieting principles:
1. Cut Out Sugar From Your Diet
An excess of sweetened foods and beverages can lead to weight gain, blood sugar problems, and an increased risk of heart disease. Additionally, it can accelerate the skin aging process and can increase your risk of depression. (1)(2)
2. Lower Your Salt and Carb Intake
Since Jansen’s first fitness goal was to lose weight, she switched to a carb-restricted diet. She has followed a similar low-carb diet ever since.
On the other hand, while your body needs some salt to function properly, too much of it can be detrimental to your health as it can deteriorate your heart health and lead to weight gain. (3)
3. Eat Lean and Clean Proteins
If your goal is to build muscle while losing weight, you cannot go wrong with a high-protein diet. A protein-rich diet can also make you feel satiated for longer, reducing the chances of feasting on junk food during the day.
Below you will find Jansen’s “shredding” diet plan she uses to get in shape for a photoshoot:
Meal 1 (after fasted cardio)
- 1 scoop vegan protein powder
- 8-ounces Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 heaping spoon of unsweetened almond butter
- 1 scoop collagen supplement
- Ground turkey
- Sweet potato mesh
Meal 3 (Post-Workout meal)
- Salmon with asparagus
Chanel Jansen uses the following supplements to improve her post-workout recovery and overall health:
- Vegan protein
- Fat burner
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