Monday, March 12, 2012

Week 2 mini challenge: Protein intake


Welcome to week 2 of the bikini body challenge! This week we want everyone to focus on the amount of protein that you are taking in everyday. The average person should be getting 0.45-0.75g per pound of body weight. So if you weigh 145lbs you should take in between 65 and 98 grams of protein per day. I know it sounds like a lot but trust me it is needed especially if you are trying to lose weight and gain lean muscle. Please refer to an earlier post about protein supplementation here. 

I also wanted to point out to everyone that as you begin to lose weight you want to tone up your body at the same time. The last thing you want is to lose weight but still have loose skin. Everyone should incorporate weight lifting into your workout routine. Trust me when I say that as a woman we are not made to get huge and bulky. Testosterone is a huge contributing factor when it comes to muscle mass and men get big and bulky because naturally they have higher levels of testosterone in their bodies than we do. Weight lifting as a woman will help you get tight, toned and really lean. Everyday that you are at the gym you should focus on a different body area. For example, if you do legs, butt and abs one day, switch off to back, arms and chest the next day. You will really start to see a HUGE difference in the way your body looks. You will start to see definition and it will start to cut the fat and tone those areas. 

Thanks for reading everyone! Any questions? Please comment below!
XOXO,
Onyi & Elle

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