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g2-new photographics
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Boston, Massachusetts, US


So Nikki.  Professionalism indeed.
Oct 08 12 06:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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Van Burnham
Posts: 89
Portland, Oregon, US


Rachael Bueckert wrote:
Um, I think your understanding of this is a bit off... I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure that you cannot 'burn off' muscle. If you are running, your muscle will NOT deteriorate. In fact it's the opposite - your muscle will build and become toned. Running long distance creates lean leg muscles while exercises with powerful, quick movements builds strong bulky muscle (like dashing lunges, sprinting, ect.). The only way muscle deteriorates is if you are laying in bed or otherwise not using that muscle at all for a very long period of time...

Actually, you can "burn" muscle off by running, although it's not so much burning as it is devouring. If you run long and hard enough without a high calorie intake then your body will experience the same symptoms as it would in starvation mode. In starvation mode, your body will consume the things that take the most amount of calories to maintain, which just so happens to be muscle. This is why people who starve themselves often get thinner but their body fat percentage doesn't go down... And also why they put on a lot of fat when they start eating again.

As for the original poster, just maintain healthy diet and exercise... If you stay healthy then your body will typically hover around the weight that your body is meant to be at. For some people that may be very skinny, and others that may not be the case. People ask me all the time how I stay so skinny, but there is no secret... I am just naturally very thin... No matter what I eat or my lifestyle. My girlfriend is the same way, people ask her the same question, and she has the same answer... It's just what her body is comfortable being. So, try not to be too concerned or obsessive, you should mainly focus on being healthy. You have good proportions as is smile

Oct 09 12 12:14 am  Link  Quote 
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ChaiNoir
Posts: 345
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


I follow a few principles :

Ayurvedic diet - my dosha is VATA PITA
I eat 80% RAW ORGANIC
I Intermitent fast weekly ( Sometimes juice fast for 6 weeks at one time for a total spring clean )

I eat foods that Cool the body and do my very best to enjoy excercise smile
Oct 09 12 12:33 am  Link  Quote 
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Eliza C
Posts: 7,884
Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom


Kelleth wrote:
I think your measurements are amazing where they are.

I find pilates to be the most effective in reducing my measurements and toning.

I used to do pilates and yes it works. But now just before a shoot I find swimming a great help to tone up everywhere.

I never had to be ultra thin because my main job was fit and I had the stats required by my main employer and didn't find it difficult to stick to them.

In general I eat what I want and have had virtually no fluctuation in stats for the last four years. I walk a lot and cycle as I don't drive. I think many who don't drive don't need to work out as much.

Oct 09 12 03:30 am  Link  Quote 
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lady maria
Posts: 190
Emmen, Drenthe, Netherlands


Yoga!   A very good way to stay lean and slim.

On youtube and yogatoday you can try and join classes for free  (be sure to start with beginners lessons...)

xx Maria
Oct 09 12 03:38 am  Link  Quote 
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MichelleGenevieve
Posts: 97
Austin, Texas, US


Lars R Peterson wrote:
What worked for me was getting divorced. I lost almost 20 pounds practically overnight!

Got you beat!  I lost 185 pounds overnight, along with his stupid beer can collection that was always cluttering up the house. smile

Oct 12 12 06:52 am  Link  Quote 
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Warren Stallings
Posts: 36
New York, New York, US


3 fundamentals.  Considering the OP's question and desire.

First, the utensil to the right of the plate is the fork.  It should be used most of the time, ex.  far less peas (considering the same reps) on a fork than a spoon.

Secondly, Excercise.  Try getting on top for a change, I realize this is primarily for the quads, but you get my point.

Thirdly, reduce alcohol intake.  You would be surprised by the reduced sugar intake not to mention the increase in judgement in rationale decisions.

JMHO
Oct 12 12 07:02 am  Link  Quote 
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Alivia Autumn
Posts: 606
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


You already have a perfect healthy hour glass. Please don't go for the emaciated look!! I would still consider you very thin as you are.
Oct 12 12 08:12 am  Link  Quote 
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P I X I E
Posts: 35,267
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Axana wrote:
Nah. I don't like being skinny. I'd rather be fit, well-fed and healthy.

You can be well-fed and healthy and yet still skinny... Sheesh.

Oct 12 12 08:19 am  Link  Quote 
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Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


Axana wrote:
I mean, skin and bones. You know, reaaly skinny. Seriously, the line's not that thin.

Really? "Skin and bones" can still be healthy. People think I have eating disorders. I eat like a hippo, but I eat healthy foods and do yoga 5 nights a week. I am very thin, some have called me "scary thin". I don't have muscle definition, I don't have much fat placement, I am thin and my bones show. You shouldn't judge someones health by how thin they appear to be.

Oct 12 12 08:32 am  Link  Quote 
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_ Robyn Elizabeth _
Posts: 436
London, England, United Kingdom


Cole Morrison wrote:
Really? "Skin and bones" can still be healthy. People think I have eating disorders. I eat like a hippo, but I eat healthy foods and do yoga 5 nights. I am very thin, some have called me "scary thin". I don't have muscle definition, I don't have much fat placement, I am thin and my bones show. You shouldn't judge someones healthy by how thin they appear to be.

I have to agree with this.  Not everyone who is thin struggles to be that way.  I am not "agency standard" thin but I live on a diet of pasta, cheese and beer and do next to no exercise (sorry).  I cut out the last two of these of a fortnight when I was younger, lost most of a stone and collapsed.

If you are starving yourself to be thin enough to llama, then it is worth asking if what you are doing is healthy or worth it, but some people do just have high metabolisms.

Oct 12 12 09:29 am  Link  Quote 
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Anzhelika Yakimenko
Posts: 540
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, US


Eat well, eat clean, maintain a happy stress-free MIND(when the mind suffers, the body cries out), get rest, and a small workout.  Good sex, good yoga, good happy lifestyle...Im a size 0/1 at almost 5'10" tall and I eat like a horse.  Just dont stress it.
Oct 12 12 09:35 am  Link  Quote 
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AWHill Photography
Posts: 147
New York, New York, US


Rachael Bueckert wrote:

Um, I think your understanding of this is a bit off... I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure that you cannot 'burn off' muscle. If you are running, your muscle will NOT deteriorate. In fact it's the opposite - your muscle will build and become toned. Running long distance creates lean leg muscles while exercises with powerful, quick movements builds strong bulky muscle (like dashing lunges, sprinting, ect.). The only way muscle deteriorates is if you are laying in bed or otherwise not using that muscle at all for a very long period of time...

No the poster is quite right. My lady has been seeing a personal trainer, nutritionist, and has been weight lifting for the last  7 months. The transformation has been fantastic. Eating carbs before a work out is good - eating protein afterwards is key. Though the amount should be tailored to your own body type/weight.

Best way I have seen ladies lose weight - weight lift.

Oct 12 12 09:43 am  Link  Quote 
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IDiivil
Posts: 3,920
Burbank, California, US


Axana wrote:

I mean, skin and bones. You know, reaaly skinny. Seriously, the line's not that thin.

Oct 12 12 12:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jessie Shannon
Posts: 2,004
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Exercise harder!  You wouldn't believe how many people think they are working out hard or "exercising regularly " but really are not even beginning to push their capabilities.  I mean not just sweating, but a "blood, sweat & tears" kinda workout.  You should be leaving that gym feeling and knowing that you just gave it every single bit you could.

Also you can sign up for some fun cardio classes, or insanity (not alone but as an extra workout). Kickboxing does wonders and is really fun.  Core workouts and running are most important.  As far as diet goes just cut dowm almost all sugar and extra sodium.  Obviously eat lean but it sounds like you already do.  Just reducing sodium drastically should show quick results alone.
Oct 12 12 12:39 pm  Link  Quote 
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Nicolette
Posts: 12,667
Austin, Texas, US


IDiivil wrote:

Oct 12 12 12:42 pm  Link  Quote 
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zierlich
Posts: 25
San Antonio, Texas, US


Cole Morrison wrote:

Really? "Skin and bones" can still be healthy. People think I have eating disorders. I eat like a hippo, but I eat healthy foods and do yoga 5 nights a week. I am very thin, some have called me "scary thin". I don't have muscle definition, I don't have much fat placement, I am thin and my bones show. You shouldn't judge someones health by how thin they appear to be.

I too agree with this, I am MORE than healthy! I have a quick metabolism, and I eat like a mad person!
[my family and boyfriend make fun of me because of this all the time]

People with higher metabolisms tend to eat frequently, so I tend to snack too.

But I do still love exercising! Personally I love Yoga, and Cardio Kickboxing, both so relaxing and a major stress reliever.

But my main diet consist of a lot of fruit, veg, chicken and fish. Red meat every once in a blue moon [probably twice a month] with a good burger or a steak.

EVERYONE'S body is unique and beautiful in it's own way and no one should ever have the right to say otherwise!

Oct 12 12 12:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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Amelia Rouge
Posts: 114
Anaheim, California, US


I've been trying to gain weight......to be 105lbs. But I'm stuck at 91lb, a good way to stay fit, is to be broke and live off of what you have C= haha.......ohhhh but how I love food!!!
Oct 12 12 02:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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Melissa Drew
Posts: 189
Oceanside, California, US


Cole Morrison wrote:

Really? "Skin and bones" can still be healthy. People think I have eating disorders. I eat like a hippo, but I eat healthy foods and do yoga 5 nights a week. I am very thin, some have called me "scary thin". I don't have muscle definition, I don't have much fat placement, I am thin and my bones show. You shouldn't judge someones health by how thin they appear to be.

^^^ THIS.

Oct 13 12 12:42 am  Link  Quote 
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_____a_____
Posts: 9
ALIX, Arkansas, US


I do a ton of cardio indoor cycling, weight training and yoga on a regular basis. I will be taking up more pole dancing, running and pilates soon! Swimming is also excellent!

I think the question should be more focused on diet. Figure and shape is mostly about diet. For me, no dessert and heavy carbs two weeks before a major shoot. Lots of watery fruits and vegetables plus lots of hydration!
Oct 13 12 07:28 am  Link  Quote 
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Lisa Praznak
Posts: 16
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Cole Morrison wrote:

Really? "Skin and bones" can still be healthy. People think I have eating disorders. I eat like a hippo, but I eat healthy foods and do yoga 5 nights a week. I am very thin, some have called me "scary thin". I don't have muscle definition, I don't have much fat placement, I am thin and my bones show. You shouldn't judge someones health by how thin they appear to be.

Agree! Agree! Agree!

I have an over active thyroid which means I stay pretty thin all the time no matter how much I exercise or eat. There's so many different variables that keep people thin it's impossible to say thin = unhealthy. It's an individual thing, whether you're healthy or not.

Nov 25 12 06:43 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jay Dezelic
Posts: 4,627
Seattle, Washington, US


Lisa Praznak wrote:

Agree! Agree! Agree!

I have an over active thyroid which means I stay pretty thin all the time no matter how much I exercise or eat. There's so many different variables that keep people thin it's impossible to say thin = unhealthy. It's an individual thing, whether you're healthy or not.

True.  Generally, being thin is healthier than being chubby as long as you are getting the right nutrition into your body.  The people who used to say I was too thin are now getting their knees replaced and paying money for weight loss programs.

I have weighed the same for over 30 years.  Pescetarian, no sugar, and no grain products works well for me.  It is amazing how much processed foods have changed in the last 40 years.  There is so much sugar and cheep filler grains in them I am surprised everyone isn't fat.  Just say no to all processed junk food and you will be way better off.

Nov 25 12 08:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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Mary Geraldine
Posts: 1,696
Valdese, North Carolina, US


My routine includes sitting on my couch and eating a lot of donuts.











No, I'm not kidding.
Nov 25 12 08:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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Michaela-Ann
Posts: 161
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia


I think the best thing is not to focus on the numbers of losing weight, but instead focus on toning your body. The thing that has worked best for me is pole fitness/dancing. Since starting at the beginning of the year I have lost 7kg (around 15lbs), but the main point is I have toned my body enough to drop two dress sizes. Pole has also stopped me from obsessing over the number on the scales, now my main priority is to increase my strength and flexibility. Pole is a fantastic whole body workout, the only downside is if you bruise easily like me you can start to look a bit like an abuse victim. But pole is easily the best and most enjoyable thing I have ever found, not just exercise-wise, but for my life smile
Nov 25 12 08:38 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jay Dezelic
Posts: 4,627
Seattle, Washington, US


Mary Geraldine wrote:
My routine includes sitting on my couch and eating a lot of donuts.


No, I'm not kidding.

I think you should have been a spokesmodel for Hostess.

Nov 25 12 08:38 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jay Dezelic
Posts: 4,627
Seattle, Washington, US


Michaela-Ann wrote:
I think the best thing is not to focus on the numbers of losing weight, but instead focus on toning your body. The thing that has worked best for me is pole fitness/dancing. Since starting at the beginning of the year I have lost 7kg (around 15lbs), but the main point is I have toned my body enough to drop two dress sizes. Pole has also stopped me from obsessing over the number on the scales, now my main priority is to increase my strength and flexibility. Pole is a fantastic whole body workout, the only downside is if you bruise easily like me you can start to look a bit like an abuse victim. But pole is easily the best and most enjoyable thing I have ever found, not just exercise-wise, but for my life smile

Focusing on anything, with regard to being thin, is totally unnecessary if you are eating the right food. The human body was not meant to be fat.  Extreme exercise can help mask an eating problem when you are young.  But as you age, your metabolism will slow down and exercise alone won't keep you thin.

One way to suspect that you might not be eating right is if you drink a lot of water.  Many people think that drinking tons of water each day is healthy.  If you eat enough fresh fruit and vegetables, you don't need much water.  If you are thirsty a lot, it means that you are probably eating foods that have either too much salt or too little moisture--which is indicative of processed and grain-based foods.

Having to battle weight problems at a young age most likely means that you are not eating the way the human body was designed to use food.

The real key to getting thin and staying thin is to re-program your mind to like the foods that are healthy for you and to detest the foods that are not.  If fruit and vegetables are not on the top of the list for your favorite foods, then learn ways to put them there. smile

Nov 25 12 09:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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JRA Studios
Posts: 8
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


Learning how to pose in ways that accentuate/flatter your shape and curves goes a very long way. Avoid poses where your hips & shoulders line up. Put a little twist in your middle & see what you can create! yikes)))
Nov 25 12 09:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jay Dezelic
Posts: 4,627
Seattle, Washington, US


Jana Rose Arts wrote:
Learning how to pose in ways that accentuate/flatter your shape and curves goes a very long way. Avoid poses where your hips & shoulders line up. Put a little twist in your middle & see what you can create! yikes)))

Well then, there is always photoshop! lol

Nov 25 12 09:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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Mary Geraldine
Posts: 1,696
Valdese, North Carolina, US


Jay Dezelic wrote:

I think you should have been a spokesmodel for Hostess.

Too soon, man. Too soon.

Nov 26 12 08:44 am  Link  Quote 
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Affinity Finch
Posts: 652
Bodmin, England, United Kingdom


You have a gorgeous figure as is, but i'f you do really want to change it I really would suggest pole dancing smile
Nov 26 12 08:55 am  Link  Quote 
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KATHY JEAN
Posts: 5,513
Pekin, Illinois, US


I've always been skinny and don't do a thing to stay that way.
Nov 26 12 12:07 pm  Link  Quote 
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Cynthia Serrano
Posts: 12,466
Newark, New Jersey, US


I rarely excercise outside of dancing but you should try belly dancing I hear that helps with your waist big_smile
Nov 26 12 12:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jojo West
Posts: 972
Silver Spring, Maryland, US


Thomas Van Dyke wrote:

+1  it's math... 3500 calories of deficit equals one pound... but to look amazing you have to tone your physique...  progressive resistance works well here... and for range of motion look to yoga...

all the best on your journey...

+1

I have to add that your BMR/RMR is important. Basal/Resting Metabolic Rate.

If you keep in mind the 3500 calories = 1 lbs and make sure to you get ENOUGH calories, then you should lose FAT and inches.

Super easy to calculate:  http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/

Mine is 1625, so that means that I should never eat less than that or I start to store fat.

Nov 28 12 07:31 am  Link  Quote 
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Azzy X
Posts: 4
San Francisco, California, US


Mostly I focus my attention upon gaining the perfect body rather than obsessing over 'losing weight'. It makes you feel better about yourself and inspires. Be positive and most importantly - GIVE IT TIME! Gaining the body you want requires patience which is a tough thing these days in a instant-gratification society.

I used to have an extremely fast metabolism until I hit 24 years old and started to see myself gaining weight. Exercising and eating healthy is a lifestyle thing that anyone could learn and eventually turn into daily habits that come naturally.

I exercise every day - lifting weights three times a week and doing cardio every other day for 40 minutes. I eat 6-8 meals a day but the portions are tiny. Eat more vegetables, drink 8 cups of water, take vitamins, get 8 hours of sleep and make a learning effort to study nutrition and health. Once a week I'll treat myself to sweet delights and possibly a slice of pizza to congratulate myself on a job well done.

My photos and info on MM are old..I look a lot better now than I used to be. These things take time, that's for sure..but the effort is well worth it.
Nov 28 12 10:25 am  Link  Quote 
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JD Liddil
Posts: 98
North Haven, Connecticut, US


Concept2 Indoor Rower. Genetics. 6'5", 170lbs
Nov 28 12 10:35 am  Link  Quote 
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Daisy Ducati
Posts: 10
San Francisco, California, US


About two years ago I found myself with 20 extra lbs of "relationship weight". During the breakup I became incredibly motivated to reclaim my body, so I got a trainer. Here is what I learned along the way:

1.) Giving someone the boot is the best motivation for self improvment....ever!
2.) Most trainers don't know a thing about getting down to "model weight"
3.) Circuit training burns and tones at the same time
4.) Spicy food is your friend. You eat less and slower, and it actually helps you burn calories
5.) If it's really serious, thermogenics. It's a suppliment you can get at GNC that raises your body temp during workouts to burn more. It also gives you energy and works like magic.
6.) Hang out with other models who will understand and support your concerns. Most people outside of the industry won't get it. People have preconceived notions of the insecure, starving cokehead model. They will not be able to offer anything constructive when you say you want to go from 140lbs to 120lbs, but other models have probably been there and understand why.

There are very healthy ways to maintain our bodies, they just aren't going to be easy.

Nov 28 12 12:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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Anna Adrielle
Posts: 18,762
Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


ChaiNoir wrote:
I follow a few principles :

Ayurvedic diet - my dosha is VATA PITA
I eat 80% RAW ORGANIC
I Intermitent fast weekly ( Sometimes juice fast for 6 weeks at one time for a total spring clean )

I eat foods that Cool the body and do my very best to enjoy excercise smile

so... maybe I'm understanding this wrong so please correct me if that's the case... but there are times when you don't eat anything but juices, for 6 weeks on end?

Nov 28 12 01:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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DinoUnchained
Posts: 921
Portland, Oregon, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121022/08/5085693922896_m.jpg

This is from your port right? I don't see a problem. o.O
Nov 28 12 03:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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-Nadya-
Posts: 325
Houston, Texas, US


i;ve started to do bikram yoga. do yall have any experience in loosing weight with that?
Nov 28 12 03:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lisa J Models
Posts: 44
Miami, Florida, US


First and foremost if you are trying to modify your current diet as well as a fitness routine you should see a nutritionist/dietician or licensed physician. Self help books, forums, and the like are loaded with great information but not everything works for everyone. The key to having a great image is doing so in a healthy way. With that being said, a physician can take a direct look at you. They will go through all of your current vitals, assess your current nutritional intake as well as your current lifestyle and from there they can help you build a plan that will give you the best from all food groups as well as explain to you what fitness routines may work best for your body frame. Like i.said, what works for me may put you in the hospital and thus defeats the purpose of taking advice from peers. You must always first check with a physician before changing things drastically because you may not be aware of an underlying cardiac, diabetic, or blood pressure, etc issue until you pass out after trying to iush your heart rate over 180 bpm because someone else os able to maintain their heart rate at the same level you are trying to work at. The basics are always to take in plenty of natural fluids such as water, teas, 100% juices as well as eating a balanced diet. Above all understand your food. Science is key when eating and training. The more you know about how the organic compounds break down in your body and how the minute muscle tears and fat/protein breakdowns that occur during workouts will benefit you the better off you will be.
Nov 29 12 09:32 am  Link  Quote 
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