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5 Things That Lean Girls Do

By Rachael Attard, Updated Nov 13, 2019

Girls who successfully maintain a lean body all year round find it quite easy to do so, and this is because of their healthy habits and the way they think. Let me explain further. :)

1.THEY WORK OUT ALMOST DAILY

If you’re just starting out, working out 3 times per week is fine. Anything is better than nothing. But people who maintain their fitness and shape all year round will exercise almost everyday.

I’m not saying it needs to be an hour everyday – sometimes it might only be 30 minutes. But it’s EVERY day. Exercising makes you feel amazing and you’re more likely to stick to routine and healthy eating if you exercise, so try to make it a priority.

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2. THEY PLAN

Plan your workouts and meals in advance. You’re more likely to stick to it and can account for times when you know that you can’t stick to a normal routine.

If you know you’ve got things on during weeknights, exercise in the morning so you don’t miss out. Or if you’ve got a busy weekend of socialising, make sure you eat really well Monday – Friday. 

I have a free 7 day meal plan that can help you create a routine and plan in advance.

My 7 day meal plan is processed sugar, dairy and gluten free :)

3. THEY CUT OUT SUGAR

Sugar really is the main thing that causes weight gain – the less you eat, the better! A lot of people don’t realize how much sugar is in certain foods, so read labels, educate yourself, and better yet, try not to buy things out of a packet.

Some of the most common high sugar foods (that lots of people think are healthy) are cereals, muesli bars, yoghurts and juices. There are lower sugar alternatives out there, so look for them.

If you cut down your processed sugar intake, you will most certainly see the positive effects, especially if you are an endomorph body type!

4. THEY CHOOSE THEIR FOOD WISELY

If you’re out for a meal with family or friends, it’s not really an excuse to eat whatever you want. I’m not saying you can never splurge, but try to pick the healthy options when you can – they’re always there! Remember to make healthy eating a priority. 

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5. THEY HAVE SOME GO TO MEALS

Meal prepping really is key. If you’ve got a list of some healthy recipes, it will make it so much easier!

Write a list of your top 5-10 favourite healthy meals, and keep it on the fridge. When you’re stuck for ideas, look back over the list. Eating similar foods will help keep you on track, and take the thinking out of it.

3 STEPS TO LEAN LEGS PROGRAM

If you need some help with meal and workout planing and your not sure where to start, I have a complete workout and nutrition plan that will help you slim down and get toned :)

Workout part of my program combines the right type of cardio and full body resistance training for each of the 3 body types :)

And the nutrition part is also designed for your body type!

This way you can be sure that you are eating healthy and training according to you specific body type.

You can find out more about my program below :)

Hope you found this blog post helpful and good luck!

Love,

Rachael xx

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Rachael is an Australian born certified personal trainer and nutritionist who holds a Bachelor degree in Science.

After struggling for years to find an exercise and diet program that is tailored to women striving for lean and toned body with no bulk she designed her Lean Legs Program. This program is tailored to each body type and focused on helping women get toned but feminine bodies, without getting bulky.

Her mission is to empower women and help them stay in shape in a healthy and balanced way.

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9 comments on “5 Things That Lean Girls Do”

    Eve Lim says:

    Hi Rachel! I’m a huge fan of your content and I bought your program! I’m wondering what you think of intermittent fasting? Many women swear by it to help shed pounds. I hear mixed opinions on this one and was wondering your thoughts? I noticed when I do intermittent fasting it makes me hungrier and more likely to binge- on top of that it messes with my digestion!

      Diana - Lean Legs Support says:

      Hi lovely,
      Thanks for your support! :)
      Intermittent fasting works great for many women, especially for those who have a high body fat percentage. However, it doesn’t work for everyone and I totally understand why you feel a lot hungrier afterwards. It’s definitely not a necessity for weight loss, I always recommend a balanced healthy diet instead of starving to lose weight, so always do what feels best for your body! xx

      For more helpful tips please have a read of this blog post

      Love,
      Diana

    Geovanna says:

    Rachael, hi!!! I’m from Brazil and I love your postsā¤ Well, I want to cut out sugar from my diet, but every time I do this, I get compulsive for sugar food, it’s like VERY COMPULSIVE. What I can do to avoid this? And, do you think that, for me, the best solution is each a small quantity of sugar every day? Or will this solution make me gain weight

      Rachael Attard says:

      Hi lovely! Thank you :) Everyone is different so I think that if cutting out sugar makes you get really bad cravings, it’s best not to cut it out. I would just try to eat a small amount each day and make sure the rest of your diet is healthy. This shouldn’t affect your results if it’s just a small amount :) xx

    Anthony says:

    *cheat NOT chat

    Anthony says:

    Hi Rachael,
    What’s your view on chat days if you are trying to lose weight?

    Cheers Anthony

      Rachael Attard says:

      Hi Anthony! Sorry for my late reply. I think being able to relax a bit and include “cheat” foods is a good thing. I’ve tried diets with cheat days in the past though and found it didn’t work for me because on the “cheat days” I would overindulge on all the things I was restricting. Now I prefer not to be so restrictive and follow the 80:20 rule (eat healthy 80% of the time and allow less healthy foods 20% of the time – no foods are off limits). But everyone is different so if cheat days work better for you, that’s great! PS I saw your comment on Facebook so will reply to that today too! xx

    Liane says:

    I think for me just being conscious of what I’m eating has helped. I’m a fiend for just snacking on anything I can reach before dinner and then not even paying to that.

      Rachael Attard says:

      Hi lovely, thanks for the tip! I also think it’s important to be mindful of what you’re eating – easier said than done though! :) xx