Everyone is looking for the secret to the perfect body. We all want to know the key. Sometimes that key (or one of them) is perpetrated by friends and loved ones, but we dismiss it because “what do they know”. There are a few tips that we should all adhere to regardless of the method of delivery.
Since we want info from professionals, here it is:

Personally speaking, when I was just getting into competing, I was told to drink at least a gallon of water a day by people close to me. It wasn’t until a girl down the hall in the dorm told me that the reason she lost weight was because she started drinking a gallon of water a day and stopped drinking other stuff (even diet sodas). I started on her recommendation (despite being told countless times before) and low-and-behold, inches GONE. It is true. I have the personal first-hand experience backed by the education that points to water as the top weight loss aid.

The second thing that most people don’t have a problem with is the knowledge that you need to have a multi-vitamin in your diet. These days, food alone doesn’t normally provide enough of the vitamins that your body needs to efficiently metabolise food. The problem lies in remembering to take it. Here is my lil tip: put it by something you need everyday (next to your toothbrush, next to your coffee pot ect), but put it next to something that will help you remember when you have eaten. Multi-vitamins need to be taken with food.

Likewise, most people do not get enough of the right kind of protein, or if they do, it is in a high fat form. Supplementing your training diet with a high quality protein, will allow your body to maintain lean muscle and take off stubborn body fat better than those with the higher fat content.

Exercise. Do we really need to validate this one? If you want a tight, tone body you HAVE TO DO RESISTANCE training in addition to maintaining a diet to lose the fat hiding your perfect body.

If you have any questions that you would like to see addressed in this blog, send me an email: lnewton@leslierae.com. I would be happy to help answer your question from a first hand account backed by years of training and education.