“Don’t eat carbs if you want to burn fat…”
“You HAVE to try infrared sauna therapy…”
“If you feel you need a reset, try a water fast!”
And the list of complex, sketchy advice goes on… And on… And on… And on.
So I’ll forgive you for thinking that:
- Improving your health…
- Burning stubborn fat…
- And toning up…
… Are daunting, exhausting, complicated tasks.
But, they don't have to be! I’m a big fan of simplicity, as I’ve found the best results come from simple ideas done consistently over time.
Which is why with these simple ideas, you can make BIG strides towards a leaner, healthier, and more toned body in 2024:
#1. Start Strength Training
This is some of my favorite advice to give. When wanting to get lean and toned, many people think doing endless hours of cardio is essential.
And while cardio IS important for health and weight loss...
Strength training is what’s crucial for toning and building lean muscle. This is where that toned, defined, and strong look comes from.
Strength training not only burns fat while you work out... But thanks to the 'afterburn' effect, you'll continue burning calories after your workout ends.
Now if you’re worried about getting too big or bulky, don’t! Women don’t have enough testosterone to support big muscles. And even if you did, you’d need to hit the gym 4-5 days per week for years before getting “big”.
So, no! You don't need to be a bodybuilder to see results. Bodyweight exercises, resistance bands, and light dumbbells can be just as effective.
#2. Eat A Balanced, Nutrient-Dense Diet
As I’m sure you know… What you eat has a big impact on your health and appearance. If you want to lean out and tone up, you need to fuel your body with the right nutrients… And in reasonable amounts.
That’s why I suggest eating a balanced diet that includes:
- Lean proteins (essential for building and maintaining muscle)
- Healthy fats (helping keep you feeling full and satisfied)
- Complex carbohydrates (providing energy for your workouts)
- Fruits and vegetables (packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which are essential for overall health and can help improve the appearance of your skin)
As above, besides eating a balanced diet, portion sizes matter too! Even healthy foods can lead to weight gain if you’re overeating them.
A simple way to ensure you're eating appropriate portions is to use this “eyeball” calorie control guide from Precision Nutrition:
#3. Get Enough Rest And Recovery
Many people overlook the importance of rest and recovery. Truth is, recovery is as important as doing the things you need to recover from!
Rest and recovery is crucial for your health, fat loss, and muscle growth. And during sleep is when most of the magic happens. When asleep, your body releases growth hormones essential for building and repairing muscle.
So a lack of sleep undermines your recovery… Can lead to strong cravings for unhealthy foods… And lessen your motivation to exercise
Which is to say… Don’t neglect your recovery!
Sleep is the most important. But recovery also means taking rest days and doing restorative activities like stretching and foam rolling.
Now, you may be wondering…
And the answer is… Yes!
While supplements shouldn’t replace a balanced diet and regular exercise, they can help give you an extra edge in working towards your goals.
For example, Radiant Rise helps fire up your metabolism in the morning so that you burn more fat during the day. And Radiant Recharge helps your body rest, recover, and build back stronger and leaner!
Getting lean and toned doesn't have to be complicated or overwhelming.
Strength training, eating a balanced diet, and ensuring recovery are simple things you can do to make significant progress towards your goals.
And with the help of select supplements, you can give your body an extra boost and see results even faster.
But don’t go and order anything quite yet!
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