Get Lean

7 Dec

avarietyoffoods[1]The simple formula for getting lean is increasing muscle mass and decreasing body fat.  That means eating right and working out the whole body, since the body doesn’t target specific areas for fat loss when you’re losing weight. Some healthy diet tips include:

Eat healthy foods. Include plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables in your diet, and pick carbohydrates with whole grains — and high fiber — over processed grains.

Eat lean. Eat lean meats, such as cuts of beef and pork that end in “loin.” Remove the skin from all poultry, and opt for fish two to three times a week.

Cut the fat in dairy. Choose nonfat or 1 percent dairy products, like skim milk, lowfat yogurt, and nonfat cheese.

Hydrate. Drink water and calorie-free diet drinks.

Know your oils. Use liquid oils for cooking instead of solid fats like butter and lard. Vegetable oils and olive oils are among the healthiest choices.

Ease up on snacks. Cut back on high-calorie snacks and desserts like cookies, potato chips, and cake.

Limit your portion sizes. Even healthy food can cause weight gain if you eat too much.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

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