I used that very same shortcut; hard work, diligence, determination and getting back up and pushing harder through every setback and obstacle.
Lost a total of 58 lbs in 7-8 months and completely changed my body composition. Got super fit, strong and defined in just that short amount of time. Went from frumpy mom to super mom with much gratitude to Sparkpeople, its experts and members.
I don't put much stake in Macros, just ensure I get adequate protein for muscle repair, enough carbs to fend of fatigue and provide optimal energy and enough fats to keep satiated. I just listen to what my body wants and found a groove where I feel at my performance peak. Which for me, usually works out to a 40-30-30 breakdown but I don't restrict myself to that breakdown. As long as what makes up those macros comes from mainly healthy sources; nutrient dense/clean/whole etc.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 8/14/2013 (07:50)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
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