SMARTEN UP

Elle (Canada) - - Beauty -

If you’ve got a big event ahead, get strate­gic with your work­outs. That’s the mes­sage in Jen­nifer Co­hen’s Strong Is the New Skinny— our new fave fit­ness book. Here are her top three tips on how to get the re­sults you want.

1

Mas­ter­ing a pull-up will build up­per-body strength and give you a V-line ta­per. When your back and shoul­ders are toned, you look 10 to 15 pounds thin­ner on the red car­pet be­cause of the vis­ual per­cep­tion.

2

“Shock” your body fit. Mix up your work­outs so you are con­stantly con­fus­ing your mus­cles, chang­ing the ex­er­cises you do and their du­ra­tion. Try to switch it up ev­ery four to six weeks.

3

Eat wa­ter-dense foods to de­tox­ify and shed wa­ter weight. Foods like ap­ples, which also have fi­bre, keep you full, and in­cor­po­rat­ing chia seeds into your meals helps to re­duce in­flam­ma­tion and burn fat.

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