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I think I’m going to start doing these Q&A blog posts more regularly because I get asked SO many questions every day. So if you have any questions you would like answered, please feel free to ask! I’m always happy to help with anything (there are no stupid questions!).

Here are some common questions I receive, plus a few questions I had by request. I hope you find them useful :) xx

What is your advice for an 18 year old that wants to lose weight and be healthy?

I remember what it was like being 18, first living out of home, wanting to be healthy but not exactly sure what to do. My advice to any 18 year olds, or anyone who is looking to become healthier is to:

Do something active 6 days per week. This doesn’t mean that you need to go running or hit the gym 6 days per week. I just mean something that involves getting your body moving and make sure it is something that you really like doing! Whether that’s playing sport, going for a walk with some friends, doing a fitness class, body weight circuit, yoga, mountain climbing, bike riding, or gym if that’s what you prefer! I always thought that I needed to do gym and cardio to get results and be healthy, but that’s not necessarily true. Any form of exercise is great and will burn calories!

Diet is the most important thing for weight loss. I never knew this back then and my idea of a “diet” was starving myself. This is not only unhealthy, but can actually backfire and cause you to gain weight in the future. What I mean is that you need to have a look at your diet and make sure that you’re eating healthy foods, eating typical junk food and processed foods like cereals, packet meals, etc only a few times per week, and also that you’re not overeating. Eating the right amount of food for your body is really the key for weight loss.

Please have a read of this blog post to work out your ideal calorie intake, and also have a look at this blog post for free clean eating guidelines which will help give you an idea on what type of foods you should be eating :)

A few more tips:

  • Planning and preparing your meals makes a HUGE difference and will really help you stick to your healthier diet. Please have a look at my blog post on meal prepping guidelines;
  • Also remember that alcohol counts as calories and will severely limit your weight loss if you drink a lot.

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How many times should you workout per week? How many times do you workout per week?

I think it’s good to try and workout 4-6 times per week if you can. As I mentioned, these don’t need to be “gym” workouts – it’s good to include a variety of workouts.

I personally workout 6 days per week. I try to go for a walk every day and then I do either a circuit or yoga class 3-4 times per week. So on some days all I do is go for a walk. I am battling a few health issues (i.e. hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue) which prevent me from doing any really intense exercise. But over time I have come to realise that I like this type of exercise better.

When is the best time to go for a run?

The best time to go for a run is whenever you can fit it in! The same goes for any exercise. But if you want to lose weight, running in the morning on an empty stomach could probably help you lose weight quicker, but only if you’ve eaten a low carb meal for dinner. Also the downside with running on an empty stomach means you probably won’t be able to run for as far or go as hard. Honestly I don’t think it would make that much difference to weight loss.

Will cycling make my legs bigger?

This really depends on your body type and how often you do it. I have written an extensive blog post on this so please have a read. In this blog post, I also cover other forms of exercise such as dancing, barre, stair machine, elliptical, rowing, running, yoga, etc and whether or not these make your legs bigger.

What is your advice when the weather is cold and you want to go for a run?

My way around this is getting a gym membership! Then you always have access to a treadmill when it’s too cold, snowing, raining, or too hot.

But if that’s not an option for you, then my best advice is to get some warm and comfortable tights, a wind proof exercise jacket and brave the cold! It could also be a good idea to check the weather at the start of the week and find out which days will be the warmest, and then schedule your runs for then!

Any tips on controlling portion sizes / binge eating / major hunger?

Portion size

Portion size is really just about being realistic. If you look at your meal and think it looks huge, then it probably is, and you’ll probably end up feeling really full and bloated afterwards. And similarly, if you look at it and it looks really small, it probably is, and you’ll probably still be hungry afterwards or end up hungry again after an hour.

If you really struggle with portion size, I would try counting calories for a little while (even 1 week) just to get an idea on how much food you should eat, and then try to spread it out throughout the day. So for example, if you need to eat 1500 calories per day, you could spread this out by having 400 calories at each of your main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), and then having a 300 calorie snack.

Please have a read of my portion size guide blog post for more detailed information.

Binge eating

Binge eating seems to stem from really restrictive dieting, which then leads you to binge. It’s not a healthy relationship to have with food, and can cause significant weight gain. The best way to overcome this is to STOP the restrictive dieting. Make sure that no foods are off limits because thinking something is “bad” and that you can’t have it, will just cause you to binge on this food when you do eventually have it.

I know a lot of women struggle with binge eating and I will admit I have been there in the past too. I have written two blog posts on how to overcome binge eating, and how to recover from a binge. They are older blog posts but have some really helpful tips!

I no longer binge eat and I think the main reason for this is that I am no longer very strict with my diet. I eat gluten, dairy, sugar, bread, rice, chocolate, etc. I just eat everything in moderation. I know that’s easier said than done, but mentally changing the way you think is really key.

Major hunger

If you are experiencing major hunger, it is because you are not eating enough. There could be other reasons such as changes going on with your hormones (i.e. menstrual cycle – I get really hungry a few days before mine; or pregnancy), or a medical condition. But the most likely explanation is that you need to eat more food.

If you are eating the right amount of food but are still extremely hungry, it is very likely that you need to increase your fiber intake. This will make a HUGE difference to your hunger levels.

Please have a read of my blog post on how to reduce your appetite for some extra tips and further explanations about fiber.

Could there be medical reasons that are causing me to gain weight quickly?

If you have gained a significant amount of weight in a short period of time, then yes it is very likely that there is a medical reason behind this.

I have written a pretty detailed blog post about some medical conditions that could be causing weight gain and difficultly losing weight, so I won’t go into more detail here. Please have a read of this blog post for more information on this.overtraining

Do you take any supplements?

I use a protein powder every morning in my smoothies. I love whey protein but sometimes it doesn’t really agree with my body. So lately I have been using a 100% pure pea protein (vegan).

Other than that, I don’t take any fitness type supplements. I take a few health based supplements such as a probiotic, iodine, a few things for my thyroid (which you can read more about here) and also a few adaptogenic herbs to help with my adrenal fatigue.

I have tried things like l-carnitine and fat burners in the past. But honestly they didn’t make any difference and I didn’t like taking them. Most fat burners contain high amounts of caffeine and because I don’t have any caffeine in my diet, I couldn’t handle them. They gave me diarrhoea, shaking, sweating, and I couldn’t sleep.

Do you avoid carb heavy foods such a rice and bread?

Not really. As I mentioned before, I eat everything in moderation. If I have been eating a fair few carbs throughout the day, then I might not have any carbs such as rice for dinner and I’ll stick to protein and vegetables. But if I’m quite hungry or I haven’t had many carbs, I’ll eat rice. In the afternoons, I’ll usually have a quick think about what I’ve eaten that day and if I need more carbs, protein or fats, I’ll try to include more of these for dinner.

I try not to eat too much pasta, but I will probably have it every 1-2 weeks. This is just because I don’t really make many pasta based meals, but I don’t completely avoid it.

What happens to body fat and muscle when we stop working out? Do our muscles turn into fat? What happens to our strength when we stop working out?

When you stop working out, your muscles will decrease in both size. If you keep your diet the same as you did when you were exercising, it is likely that you will gain fat. But if you reduce your calorie intake and still eat healthy, you might not gain any fat. This might also depend on your body type as some body types gain fat easier than others.

Muscle does not turn into fat. Muscle atrophies, which basically means it wastes away. Also, when you stop exercising, you will lose strength. In my experience, I will start losing strength and muscle size within a couple of weeks.

OK that’s all the questions for now! If you have any other questions or blog requests, please feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to answer them for you :)

I hope you enjoyed this blog post! xx

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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    1. Hi lovely,

      The Lean Legs Program hasn’t been tailored for pregnant women. I’ve had women say they’ve done the program while pregnant with some modifications. Most of the workouts are low impact, so they should be safe to do during the first trimester. However, I would recommend checking with your doctor first so you can be 100% safe. I wish you all the best! Xx

  1. Hi Rachel,
    I really enjoy running but I do tend to bulk up on my legs since I’m an endomorph do you have any suggestions on how to avoid getting bulky while running

    1. Hi lovely! Running is great cardio that can burn a huge number of calories. However, it still engages your quads a lot so Rachael recommends that you only do it for 20-30 mins max, 2-3x a week to avoid any unwanted bulkiness. If you tend to bulk up easily, it would be best if you replace it with additional power walking instead. Just double up on the time invested. For example, a 20-min run should be replaced by a 40-min power walk. I hope this helps! :)

    1. Hi lovely,

      It really depends on your own body and fitness level but it should burn around 300-500 calories. :) I hope this helps. xx

  2. Hi Rachael,

    I’ve been doing your program last year, March (2 months post partum) then I switched to weight training for a year until I fell pregnant again.

    I’m currently 6 months pregnant and although I stopped exercising during my pregnancy, I am still very active every day.

    Just wondering if it’s safe to continue your program now during pregnancy?

    Thanks,
    Irma:)

    1. Hi lovely,

      The Lean Legs Program hasn’t been tailored for pregnant women. I’ve had women say they’ve done the program while pregnant with some modifications. Most of the workouts are low impact, so they should be safe to do during the first trimester. However, I would recommend checking with your doctor first so you can be 100% safe. I wish you all the best! Xx

  3. Hi Rachael,
    I am hoping you can help. I have been following your program since the beginning of 2020, and I am extremely happy with the results. I will be 50-years old next month, and consider myself to be in the best shape I have ever been in. I am happy with my weight; however, I have always struggled with my lower abdomen. I have had two children via C-section, and no matter what I do, I cannot find the right exercises to firm that area. Do you have any suggestions?

    1. Hi lovely,

      The only way to get rid of this fat is to lose overall body fat which is done through consuming less calories than your body uses (eating at a calorie deficit). The workouts in the program will also help so keep going and be persistent! :) For more helpful tips please have a read of these blog posts:

      How To Lose Lower Bely Fat

      Favourite Ab Workout

      Best of luck! xx

      Love,
      Len

  4. Hi Rachael I’m so happy I got to your page. I think you gave me the answer to many of my questions and no understanding.
    What do you think about rowing?, I think is a great sport and you don’t use extra weights. Let me know.

    1. Hi lovely,

      Thank you for reaching out! :)

      Rowing is a little deceiving as most people think it is purely an upper-body exercise. But you actually generate most of the force from your legs. So yes it can increase your leg size. As with other exercises such as cycling, doing it occasionally may be OK, depending on your body type – if you are a mesomorph or an endomorph, I definitely would advise against it.

      I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any questions! xx

      Love,
      Sanja

  5. HI there! I’m loving the program so far and how different it is to other workouts I’ve seen. I just have two questions:

    I’m an avid runner and used to run 5-6 days a week prior to starting the program. WOuld you recommend I keep to the suggested amount of running especially considering I’m trying to lose some of the muscle/ ‘bulkiness’ in my thighs? Or could I possibly do a c ouple of extra days of moderate paced running?

    Reading through the FAQ’s I know it is advised to be running/walking on flat surfaces. I was wondering what you thought about the new trend of 3–12-3 (12 percent incline, 30 mins, 3mph). Would you still say this wouldn’t help in reducing ‘bulkiness’?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi lovely,

      Thanks for reaching out! <3

      Running is good because it burns a lot of calories but for some women, it can cause unwanted bulkiness on their legs because running actually builds muscle so it would be best to do it in moderation. If your goal is to slim down your legs, another cardio that you can try is power walking. Try to aim for at least 10,000 steps a day at least 5x a week.

      It is also important to walk or run on a flat surface because uphill walking/running (i.e hiking, taking the stairs, treadmill on incline) engages your quads a lot and can cause unwanted bulkiness. :)

      Hope that helps. If you have more questions, feel free to email us at info@rachaelattard.com

      Love,
      Len

  6. Hi Rachel, I have a question. I‘m doing your 3 steps to lean legs. On Wednesdays instead of doing the HIIT workout (bulks me up) i do onenof your butt workouts. Will that bulk me up? And can I do an extra butt workout apart from the resistance training?

    1. Hi lovely,

      If you noticed that you bulk up from doing the HIIT Exercises, I would recommend to repeat the circuits instead and just incorporate the booty workouts if you have the time. :) I assumed that you’re following the mesomorph or the ectomorph version hun since you have the HIIT exercises. If you’re not sure about your body type, feel free to send your photos in fitness/ sports clothing at info@rachaelattard.com and we will gladly help you. Don’t worry because the photos won’t leave the email thread. We will change it to the endomorph version if need be since it doesn’t contain any HIIT exercises. <3

      Let me know if you have other concerns. xx

      Love,
      Len

  7. Hi Rachael, it’s so hard to keep macro/calories sometimes… I would be eating a good amount of calories for weightloss but then my carbs would be so high! What do I do on the days I go too far with carbs? Would my hour, fasted power walk be a waste the next morning since I went over my carb limits? Please provide your insight, thank you!

  8. Hi Rachael

    I am following your lean leg programme and so far, so good :)

    A question has popped up though ito the daily walking portion.
    Irrespective of the speed (I religiously follow long duration, medium intensity, heart rate between 60 – 70% max): What is the best for leg shaping:
    a. Longer strides or
    b. Shorter faster strides?
    I feel like shorter faster strides provide more cardio, but it also seems though longer strides better involve all muscle groups, especially the inner thighs.

    What would you suggest?

    Many thanks
    Yolandé (South Africa)

    1. Hi lovely,

      Thanks for reaching out! We’re so happy you’re enjoying our Program :) As for the strides, it doesn’t matter too much, it’s much more important to stay consistent and you seem to be doing a great job with that! I would advise you to walk in a way that’s natural for you – if you tend to make longer strides keep it that way and if you’re a quite petite and have shorter strides, that’s also fine :)

      Love,
      Marina

  9. Hi. I was wondering whether I could send a body photo in bathers, to work out which body type I am. I’m a bit confused. I took the quiz which says I am an endomorph but from the descriptions, I think I am a definite mesomorph. Would that be alright? Thanks so much.
    Robyn

  10. I just purchased the 8 week video fitness course, do I need to also purchase the 3 steps to lean legs program to have the complete program? Is there a package deal offered?

  11. Hello Rachel,
    I’ve purchased your Lean Program today and will be starting right away. My target areas are arms, back and Bristols. So when I shred over all body fat does that remove fat from bristols and arms too.

  12. Do you have any follow-along workout videos? (I’ve seen your demonstration ones, but I prefer to have a full length video to workout to)

    1. Hi lovely,
      Great news – we’ve been working on creating full length workout videos, so if you’ve subscribed to our emails you will be notified as soon as they’re out (most probably next month). :)
      In the meantime you can try our free Train Like A Model video course, it should also be in your email by now! xx

      Love,
      Diana

  13. I am tempted to start this program, but first have a few questions –

    1) It is common that our family will go to friends family for a meal at least once a week. Will the programme still work if I am not sticking to the diet plan everyday?

    2) I already am tied into a contract with my current PT who I will do weight training amongst all other types of exercise. Again, will this impact on my progress with this program if I continue this exercise? (Will I bulk up with this extra exercise)

    3) I seem to be a loooot bigger than any of the before/after leg pictures that are shown on the website and this makes me nervous. Do you still think this program will work for me?

    4) what makes this program stand out from all the other programmes out there?

    Look forward to hearing back on this x

    1. Hi lovely,
      You don’t have to follow the meal plan perfectly, you will still get results if you follow the workout plan and eat healthy. :)
      If you combine the Lean Legs Program with a HIIT and heavy weight lifting style you will still get bulky, so it’s best to start the program after your contract has ended. The workouts in the program are 5-6 days per week so it would also be difficult to fit in another type of training.

      Our program has been designed to include the perfect type of resistance training and cardio to give you a lean and toned look, without making you bulky.
      It’s an 8 week workout and nutrition plan that will help you slim down your legs, but will also help you slim and tone your upper body and core too (the workouts are full body).
      It also includes a full meal plan, a separate recipe ebook and demonstration videos.

      If this is what you’re looking for, I would definitely recommend giving our program a go. You can find out more about it here:

      Lean Legs Program

      Love,
      Diana
      xx

  14. Hey.
    I’m an endomorph body type. Is it fine for me to do Power walking for 45 mins and elliptical for another 15 mins.

  15. Hello Rachael,
    I’ve recently purchased lean legs program for endomorph body type. My legs bulk up easy when I run and walking doesn’t help me burn enough calories even though I do it twice of run. Is it ok for me to do cardio in elliptical for slim legs and overall body.

    1. Hi lovely,
      The elliptical machine may not cause bulkiness, but it won’t slim down your legs like running and walking will. The pushing down motion means you engage your quads more so it will build more muscle here.
      I would recommend doing more resistance workouts (3 days per week) and power walking for at least 45 minutes. You can also substitute running with some extra power walking. :)
      If you can’t walk or run for some reason, the elliptical trainer is the next best thing. xx

      Love,
      Diana

  16. Is your program a whole body program or will I need to incorporate more exercise? Also is there a full diet guideline as well?

    1. Hi lovely,
      The Lean Legs Program is an 8 week workout and nutrition plan designed to help you get lean and toned without bulking.
      It will help you slim down your entire legs, but will also help you slim and tone your upper body and core too (the workouts are full body). The workouts are 5-6 days per week so you don’t have to do any other exercise. :)
      It also includes a full meal plan, a separate recipe eBook and demonstration videos.

      You can find out more about it here:

      Lean Legs Program

      Love,
      Diana
      xx

  17. I recently purchased the Lean Legs Program for a mesomorph body type.
    I dislike running as I feel it bulks my legs too much. Can I substitute the running parts with the HIIT workout you recommend? (run fast pace for 90sec to 2 mins, then walk for 60 secs)?

    1. Hi lovely,
      If running makes your legs bulky, increasing the intensity won’t make a difference. That’s why we recommend substituting running with some extra power walking. You can still do a HIIT circuit once a week. :) xx

      Love,
      Diana

    1. Hi lovely,
      We’ve had women say they’ve been doing the program while pregnant, but it hasn’t been designed for pregnant women. The workouts are mostly low impact, so they should be safe to do during the first trimester. However, I would recommend checking up with your doctor to be 100% sure. Wishing you all the best! :) xx

      Love,
      Diana

    1. Hi lovely,
      I recommend replacing whole eggs with sliced veggies and hummus dip as a snack or an oatmeal and nuts (if you can eat them).
      You could also add applesauce or a mashed banana as a sweetener.

      As an ingredient, you could replace eggs with tofu, tempeh or flaxmeal combined with plant based milk or water (the basic ratio is 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed and 3 tablespoons of liquid to replace 1 egg).
      If you’d like to make it simpler, maybe you could find a store bought vegan egg replacer (flax egg).

      If you have more questions please feel free to send an email to info@rachaelattard.com, I would be happy to help! xx

      Love,
      Diana

  18. hello Rachel
    Omg, I am a very big fan of your website. can you please tell me what body shape I am because I really don’t know and can u also tell me which category body type I fall into:
    BUST-36
    WAIST-31.5
    HIPS-39

    Thank you x

  19. Hi Rachel
    I’ve just bought your ebook. I’m 49 and 1.5 stone overweight (legs have always been a problem for me, even at my ideal weight in my younger days – I’m a typical endomorph). I can see that the ladies in all the pictures are quite slim to begin with. Will I lose weight as well as tone on your 8 week plan? It seems like quite a lot of food is allowed.

    1. Hi lovely,
      Yes, the Lean Legs Program has been designed for overall weight loss as well.
      There are also a lot of girls who had weight issues before the program and they’ve seen a big difference after the 8 weeks!
      If you have a lot of weight to lose maybe you could consider fasted cardio and doing the workout plan while in a caloric deficit.

      We would love to help you as much as we can :) So that’s why we’ve created the Lean Legs Training Club!
      If you need any extra support, please join our Lean Legs Training Club where you can ask Rachael any questions
      you want and how to modify the program to suit your needs.

      Being a member of the Club while doing the Lean Legs program will ensure that you get the best possible results as
      you get a more personalized fitness and nutrition advice.
      And you also have access to a community of like-minded and supportive women to help you too!
      Here’s the link to the Club:

      https://www.rachaelattard.com/lean-legs-training-club-up/

      Love,
      Diana
      xx

  20. I am coming back to working out after a year and a half of dealing with some health issues. Can this program still work for me. I see the before and after pics and a lot of the girls are already in pretty good shape, and I was before being sick. But my endurance is at like 25% of where it use to be and my body fat is high even though I have actually lost weight, so I know I have my work cut our for me. I do not have any restrictions on working out and I am just ready to get back into shape, and your plan deals with a lot of the fitness issues I have had in the past, so I feel like it would be a good plan. I love the idea of walking long distances several times a week plus this is something I am already able to do. I am just wondering if everyone who starts your program is already in great shape?

    1. Hi lovely, I definitely think it can work for you! Not everyone who starts is already in great shape so don’t stress about that. My plan will help you build up your fitness :) xx

  21. Hi Rachael :)
    I have struggled with nutrition for quite some time now – I’ve gone through periods similar to the ones you have described in previous blog posts (becoming overly muscular, starving, binge eating etc). Having read your inspirational posts, I would love to change for the better. I am a mesomorph, and build muscle easily – I would therefore love to become slimmer, and not bulk up. I was wondering if you have any nutrition-related tips as to how I can get slimmer overall? (ie. are there any foods I should avoid? how many meals? etc) Also how many calories should aim for if I wish to lose a little weight and drastically slim down? (I am164 cm tall, working out 4 times a week) how many do you consume?

    Thank you for being such an inspiration <33 and thank you very much in advance!

    1. Hi Andrea! Sorry to hear of your struggles. Well there’s no 1 perfect diet. And it doesn’t really matter how many times per day you eat. The most important thing is how much food you’re eating – have a read of this blog post to work out how many calories you should be eating. I don’t count calories anymore although I have in the past, so I have a pretty good idea on how many calories are in everything I eat. I would say I eat around 1400-1500 calories at the moment (my exercise is currently very light though). And of course it’s also important to eat healthy and eat lots of fiber to help you stay full. You can also have a read of what I eat in a week here. I wish you all the best hun! xx

  22. I am currently 18 weeks pregnant and looking for a program to tone my lower body. I’m a mesomorph body type. Would your program be possible to do while pregnant. I currently walk and do some weights. I was very active before getting pregnant.

    1. Hi Jc, yes my program should be suitable for pregnant women however some of the exercises (for example, some exercises have you laying flat on your stomach) will need to be modified. Also, towards the end of your pregnancy, there are certain exercises that you won’t be able to do. It will need to be modified but you can definitely still do most of it. PS congrats! xx

  23. Hi Rachel

    I am starting to work out. My body type is the Skinny type (very little fats & no muscle tone too…a little underweight). The body shape that I would like to
    achieve is like your body type as shown in your photo
    “Q&A” above…..which means I have got to put on weight + get some muscle mass….then I can look lean
    and tone.

    After researching in order to design my own Workout program, I read that for Skinny girl like me wanting to put on weight & gain some muscle mass, I must lift heavy & do few reps of 8 – 12. I cannot lift light weight or do any Cardio type of exercises or do low Resistance Training like resistance band/ankle weight type of training as it will make me burn fats and I will become even more skinny.

    I got really confused after reading your story that you started lifting heavy weights and you got bulky/mascular looking. This is something I would like
    to avoid becoming. But I also can’t do Cardio or low
    resistance training or exercises like what you recommend eg Running etc as it will make me even more skinny.

    Can you advise me what I should do. Can I follow your Workout program since I would like to achieve your Body shape (results of a lean and toned type of body & NOT bulky/mascular looking).

    Thanks
    Madeline

    1. Hi Madeline, I guess you are the ectomorph body type. If this is the case, yes I would avoid cardio for now. But you can definitely still do lighter resistance training as this will not make you skinnier, but will help you develop muscle without it looking bulky. However, being the skinny body type means you will find it VERY difficult to bulk up. So I would suggest doing a variety of exercises including heavy weights, lighter weights (with resistance bands, ankle weights, etc) and HIIT. Good luck! xx

  24. Hi Racheal:)

    I was wondering if running counts into the 15.000 steps per day top or if that should be from walking only.

    Thanks
    xxx

  25. Hi Rachel, I just purchased your ebook last night and as you suggested b/c I am a meso/endo combo I plan to try your endo program first. My question is: I have had 3 knee surgeries so running is not an option for me anymore. I love power walking and it feels great for my body. Can I just substitute another power walk when the program calls for running or do I do HIIT? Also, for questions about the program, what email can I use? I can’t seem to find one on your website. Many thanks, Leslie

  26. Hi i was just wondering if you think the vibration plate would bulk up legs? I use it for 10 mins a day and my legs are really big on top but I’m worried incase this is actually going to make them bigger? I tend to do moves that are working my inner thighs, bottom or abs.
    Thankyou xx

    1. Hi Sam, I guess it depends what you do on the vibration plate. If you just stand on it, it would be fine. But if you do squats etc, it might bulk you up. But I think 10 mins per day shouldn’t be too much of an issue! xx

      1. Great. Are there any moves that you could suggest that would just tone buttocks and abs without making my legs bigger? Also how long do you think is suitable to go on for daily to get results? I do tons of walking aswel, between 7-10 miles most days but this doesnt seem to be slimming my legs down either! Thankyou for all your help xx

        1. Hi Sam, I have lots of those type of workouts on my blog. If you go to my blog tab and type workout into the search bar, all my workouts will come and you can have a look at my ab and booty workouts :) xx

        2. Sorry I just realised I didn’t reply to your other question! Wow you do a lot of walking already – good for you :) I don’t think you need to do more than this. Do you have fat or muscle to lose on your legs, or both? xx

  27. Hi Rachael! I really love that kind of blog post! I hope there will be more in the future :) And I was also wondering which brand you use of your pure pea protein powder?

    1. Hi Sandy, yes I’ll definitely be doing these regularly :) At the moment I’m using a brand called Eagle Nutrition – I just found it in a health food store in Australia xx

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