We all want the magic pill that’s going get us lean & keep us lean. When you guys find it, please do let me know. For now, however, I’m here to break some hearts & inform you that the pill does not exist. And I get it, its hurts me too because I love donuts too much (and food in general). Staying lean has some macro core principles that we need to follow to a degree – be mindful of what you eat and bust your ass in the gym. This is obvious, I know. But there are some micro changes/additions that we can make to our daily routine to assist in our goal to get lean (or shredded AF). Since I want to see all of you succeed, I’m sharing a few tips from my secret playbook.
Dandelion Root Tea
Raise your hand if called this one… If you raised your hand, I salute you. For those of you that didn’t, head over to Amazon immediately and order yourself some Dandelion Root Tea.
You can do that here. I’ll wait…
Dandelion Tea is a powerful substance. It’s natural. And I’ll tell you this… It’s way more effective than those “Detox Teas” that the IG models pedal. But don’t tell them I told you that.
First big benefit? It detoxifies the body… lolz. Seriously though. It’s a powerful diuretic and helps the body eliminate toxins.
Next? Improves digestion. It can make your digestive process more effective which in turn helps reduce bloating. Yay leanness!
And? Rich in fiber. Many of us struggle to take in enough fiber. Fiber is responsible for quickly moving foods through the digestive tract, helping it function optimally. also reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. You’re welcome!
The A word – Ashwagandha
What did you call me?!? Bad joke, bad joke.
Anywho… We have written about this stuff before. Click here to dive a little bit deeper on the substance.
Ashwagandha is a powerful medicinal herb that has a long list of benefits… All backed by science. Doesn’t that make you feel warm & fuzzy? Science? Looking at you Bill Nye.
Has been shown to reduce Cortisol levels. Cortisol is known as a “stress hormone” because your adrenal glands release it in response to stress and when your blood sugar levels get too low. Too much Cortisol can mean weight gain (nah homie, we don’t want that).
It may help reduce blood sugar levels through its effects on insulin secretion and sensitivity.
And the winner? Has been shown to increase testosterone and fertility in men. Woo gains and woo baby making. But seriously, more testosterone in your body means higher ability to grow muscle which means more fat fighting power. You’re welcome again!
H2O – Hydration
Will Adam Sandler ever make another funny movie? I digress…
It’s still somewhat shocking how overlooked and under-valued this method is. It literally costs you nothing but I too often hear people not drinking enough water. Opting for diet drinks, drinks flavored with stevia or 0 calorie sweeteners. Water will forever be the king liquid when it comes to achieving your fitness goals.
We have written about this often. Dive deeper here.
To give some perspective, I am a 230lb male and I average 1.5 gallons of water a day. I do love me some coffee and the occasional Coke Zero but I religiously hit my 1.5 gallons of water a day. No questions asked.
Water helps keep your skin young, helps with digestion (yay lean!), flushes out toxins, promotes weight-loss (yay lean!), keep your joins lubricated (weird word to say, right?).
Drink. More. Water!
And that’s as far as I’m going to dive into today. Can’t reveal all of my secrets (or maybe I don’t have any more secrets…). Regardless, hope these help and hope you start incorporating them into your everyday life.