This week I sat down with Lindsey Duncan, a nutritionist who's worked Courteney Cox and Demi Moore-and transformed Marc Jacobs from what the doctor calls "almost dead" to his current buffed-up state. Most of us don't need anything that drastic, but we wouldn't mind dropping a few pounds. These are Duncan's top tips:
Eat your yogurt. Preferably the Greek kind, which doesn't have chemicals or artificial sweeteners but is loaded with probiotic enzymes. According to Duncan, they help break down and dissolve fat stored in your body, and tell it not to store additional fat. He says that if you have two servings a day, you'll notice a difference within 10 to 15 days.
Take that rebounding class. Many gyms now offer classes on these low, individual trampolines. Not only a they a great cardio workout, but they target the leg muscles-Duncan says that helps to flush your lymphatic system of toxins.
Drink up. Duncan says that 85 percent of us are dehydrated. Of course we need to drink more water, but he also advises downing these daily: a cup of green tea, a serving of coconut water to replace electrolytes, and two servings of a juice that contains açaí, goji berry, or resveratrol (the compound that's found in red wine).
Get your B vitamins. Duncan swears that by taking B vitamins in liquid or chew form (rather than a pill, which he says is less effective), you'll notice a boost in energy in three to four days and weight loss in 30 days. He prefers a straight B vitamin, not individual ones (B2, B3, B12, etc.)-the B complex aren't isolated in nature, Duncan says, and shouldn't be when you take them. Full freakiness disclaimer: since you excrete excess B vitamins, and many supplements have 1,000 percent of your daily requirement, your pee may be super-bright yellow!
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