By now, you’re likely well aware that there’s no magic elixir or just one exercise you can do to build a leaner, stronger body overnight. It all comes down to embracing a well-rounded approach and turning to science. The simple science behind losing weight and sculpting lean muscle is “energy in versus energy out,” says Sasha Mihovilovic, NASM-CPT and master trainer for AKT. From diet to exercise, Mihovilovic breaks down some of the best ways to get a leaner body right now.
“Energy balance comes down to a singular idea: All calories must be accounted for through the principle of thermodynamics,” Mihovilovic explains. “Thermodynamics describes the relationship between heat and energy and how these are converted into one another. Thermodynamics explains how energy is transferred from one place to another and from one form to another.” For instance, when you eat more calories than you expend, energy is “stored.” When you expend a greater number of calories than you take in, energy is “lost.”
“If you are looking to ignite a change in your body, for a period of time, you would need to work from a place of expending more energy and creating a slight deficit with energy consumed,” Mihovilovic stresses. Below are six of the best ways to get a leaner body. Read on to learn more, and when you’re finished, be sure to check out People Swear by the 30/30/30 Plan for Weight Loss: ‘Completely Changed My Body’.
Excerpted from Eat This, Not That!