How To Look Good Naked
- To alleviate pain
- Live longer
- Look good naked
- Have a rockin’ body
- Achieve higher than normal intelligence
- Be pretty darn funny and enjoyable to be around
- Be a kickass mom
- Leave a big mark on the world
- Get to heaven
This Does NOT Work!Your body requires nutrients, and a salad with a few green leaves and a dash of vinaigrette dressing is not going to cut it. Sustained lack of calories will only lead to your body shutting down and keeping you from getting the type of physique you wish to achieve. It’s not about the calories, it’s about the nutrients. Excessive “cardio” without proper fuel leads to catabolic weight-loss. This means all that long, steady state aerobic work or fitness classes where you jump around the room may help you lose pounds on the scale, but you are shedding precious muscle tissue, not fat. This leads to “skinny fat” or what I affectionately refer to as “pancake batter ass.” You get the picture;) Eating less and moving more is the surest way to burn you out, store body fat and eventually lead to catastrophic hormone disruption, making fat loss nearly impossible.
This DOES Work!
1. Eat protein for your first meal of the day and in every meal. Try some eggs, organic, uncured meats, greek or organic whole milk yogurt, fish or poultry. You need adequate protein to build muscle and protect it during exercise.2. Remove carbs from the first meal of the day. Avoid grains like cereal, breads and oatmeal. This coupled with higher protein intake will also ward off hunger. 3. Eat more vegetables. Add steamed or raw veggies with olive oil to your lunch and dinner. 4. Workout with weights. Ladies, this is a biggie for you! I get it, you are uncomfortable in a weight room or you don’t know how to lift so you head straight to the cardio machines. I too used to be afraid of lifting weight and worried I’d get “bulky”. Get over it. Weight training is essential for a good physique and unless you eat like crap, or consume thousands of calories per day, it’s not going to make you big. 5. Get quality sleep. Poor sleep causes us to be hungry for high-carb or high-fat foods. Shoot for 8-10 hours if you’re trying to lose fat or build muscle. If that seems nearly impossible, aim for quality over quantity. Sleep in a cool, dark room and go to bed and wake at the same time each day. There is nothing wrong with admitting you want to look your best. You were born with the exact body you were meant to have to fulfill your purpose. Take care of it. Work hard to be proud of the body you were given. When your body is looking and feeling it’s best, you gain a confidence that allows you to shine!