I admit it! Last night, I got sucked into watching the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader: Making The Team reality TV show marathon (the season finale is this weekend on CMT.) Who knew the competition to be a “DCC” as they call themselves was so darn tough?!
You’ve got to smile (SMILE, SMILE!), look sexy, stay lean, have a six pack and kick HIGH (HIGH, HIGH) and I mean really HIGH. Several women auditioning for spots on the DCC Squad are in physical therapy in an attempt to kick higher.
Believe it or not they were dispensing some great health and wellness advice to the DCC wannabes too. Several of the ladies were eating a lot of processed foods so they brought in the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader personal trainer, Jay Johnson, to provide healthy grocery shopping advice. Jay told the DCC contenders to avoid processed foods with more than 5 ingredients and that contain high fructose corn syrup. He also says to avoid foods that your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food– Go-Gurt (my goddaughter, Gianna, use to love this stuff!), breakfast cereal bars, non-dairy creamer — stay away!!
Here’s a word of advice for anyone who’d like to try-out – DO NOT POST PARTY PICS ON FACEBOOK. Kelli Finglass, DCC Director, and Judy Trammell, the choreographer, kicked a woman off the squad for having too many drinking photos! (By the way, Kelli Finglass makes a tough job (cutting girls right and left) look easy with style and respect. She’s not trying to be Simon Cowell and we appreciate that!)
You don’t have to be a cheerleader to eat like one: For five days try not to eat anything with more than 5 ingredients or that contain high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils, or artificial sweeteners. Let us know how you do!
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