We are constantly envying all those Hollywood stars with a knockout body, but what we do not know is a body like that, does not happen by itself. In fact, it requires a lot of work and dedication. It is a process in which you are changing not only your diet and exercise, but also your lifestyle. As terrifying this might sound, the results are rewarding enough to make your efforts worthwhile. Not only you will have the body you always wanted, but you will be healthier and happier.
Now, if you are ready to start, here is guide to a stunning body.
There is no easy way to put this: you cannot possibly expect to lose weight without a regular workout routine. Here motivation is the most important, so find something that fuels you for physical challenges – it can be fitting in your favorite pair of jeans again or sharing your goal with friends. In your search for a fitter you, you must pay attention to various aspects of exercise and stick to them.
Cardio is essential for torching the calories. In fact it helps you burn more calories than strength training and in less time too. According to American Heart Association, a healthy adult should engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate, or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise per week, but if you are trying to lose weight, you can go beyond.
Strength training – A large number of women in the gym is avoiding the weight lifting area, because they fear of becoming bulky or they think it cannot be as efficient as a session on a treadmill, but they are very wrong. Lifting weights help you build and tone muscles and it gives your body shape and sexy definition. Furthermore, muscles are enhancing the number of calories you burn, so that for every 3 pounds of muscle gain, you burn an extra 120 calories, without moving your finger.
Balance Your Diet
A healthy balanced diet is more than a half way to a healthy and stunning body. This does not mean you should look away whenever someone serves your favorite dessert, but just to limit succumbing to these kinds of temptation to one day a week or less. Other habits you should reduce to a minimum or avoid all together are smoking, caffeine, carbonated drinks, alcohol, processed and junk food, and eating after 8pm. Instead, include healthy snacks, such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, etc.
Get Some Extra Help
Sometimes, no matter how hard you train and how healthy the food you are eating is, there is some stubborn fat left that you cannot get rid of. There are many factors impacting the persistency of abdominal fat – age, sleep deprivation, processed food, stress, hormone imbalance, among them. And those are really difficult factors to beat. In that case, you can always “cheat”.
Fortunately, there are many non-invasive treatments helping you slim down your belly. One of the most efficient ones is CoolSculpting, which uses cold air to freeze the excess fat cells and sculpt your body. It is used to target stomachs, abdomen, love handles, thighs, arms and backs.
A “You” Day
Audrey Hepburn once said that “happy girls are the prettiest girls”, and she knew a thing or two about beauty. Since stress can not only affect your skin appearance, but also cause weight gains and sabotage your exercise, it is important to take a “you” day from time to time and relax. Use that day to get a spa treatment, a massage, a skin peel, pedicure, manicure and a hair removal, and you will feel more comfortable in your body.
All women are beautiful in their own way, and there are many interpretation of a perfect body, so all we can recommend is that you aim for a healthy body which makes you happy.