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How do you get lean fast?

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To get lean fast, eat small, healthy meals that include lean-protein, healthy fats, vegetables and whole grains. Consume 500 less calories than normal per day, and engage in cardiovascular and strength exercises to boost your metabolism.

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  1. Eat healthy meals

    Eat three balanced meals each day that include lean protein such as chicken, fish or egg whites. Add fresh or steamed vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats such as flax or olive oil to each meal. Eat small snacks between each meal, such as a handful of nuts and seeds or a protein shake.

  2. Consume 500 less calories per day

    Cutting too many calories too fast causes your body to burn muscle and flush out water, rather than burn fat. Cut down your daily caloric intake by no more than 500 calories. Read the labels on all the foods you eat, and use a calorie calculator to ensure you are not overeating.

  3. Engage in cardiovascular exercise and strength training

    Workout every morning for one hour to enhance your body’s fat-burning and muscle-toning abilities. Mix up your workout by doing moderate-to-intense cardiovascular exercise, followed by weight training. Refrain from eating two hours before working out and one hour after exercising, so that your body continues to burn fat effectively.

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