Everyone wants to be toned!
Everyone wants to be toned yet no one wants to eat protein!
I am going to have a rant and if i am honest its mainly aimed at you women! You all want to be “toned” yet when I tell you eat more protein you look at me like I suggest you to take steroids. If you want to be toned you need to build “some” muscle. I am not suggesting you become hench with capped delts however.
What is Toned?
To achieve a toned look you need to build some muscle, lose some body fat or at best both. I hate to break it to you but doing loads of cardio and only eating salads will not build muscle, in fact a lack of protein and lots of cardio is extremely catabolic (muscle wasting). If you want a toned lean physique you need to put your body in an environment where it can build muscle, this is achieved by eating protein and resistance training.
I recommend women start with 100g of protein as a minimum, ideally shooting for around 120g. This should come from lean meats, eggs and dairy. If you combine this with a good resistance programme and a sensible diet you should be on the way to the body of your dreams.
Personal Trainer Leeds