I'm a guy who eats paleo year round and am in pretty decent shape. I'm going on spring break in a week... does anyone have any tips to look just a wee bit better on the beach?
Cutting carbs down this next week?... Lowering sodium?
I apologize for the vapid question, but it is spring break...
Yes. Find a cute girl to walk on the beach with you. You'll look great!
IMHO: Attractiveness comes from within. As a guy, the simple act of fretting about your physical appearance is inherently less attractive than moving on with your life and accepting that one week is not enough time to produce any substantial lifestyle change that makes you look better.
I'll be in your shoes in a few short weeks. I'd do strict low carb/sodium for at least a week for sure. Mostly protein, and some greens and that's about it. No alcohol or sugar at all. All I'm eating the week or two before I leave is eggs, meat, and a few veggies. Have fun!
The really quick fix: http://www.hulu.com/watch/195627/abc-nightline-abs-in-a-can
The only thing you can really do is lose body fat. Playing with sodium/water retention levels is difficult and could only be maintained for a day, if that.
Your muscles will likely look smaller if you cut carbs heavily due to lower glycogen content. Probably not what you want.
A PSMF is your best bet. It will suck (I've tried it) but you can drop a few pounds of fat in a week. You should find a better resource that this wikipedia article on how to do it safely (e.g. Lyle McDonald's rapid fat loss handbook) but it's a good summary.
This is going to sound cheesy, but if a guy slaps on a smile and looks straight into my eyes, I barely notice his body. It forces me to look at his face. If I'm looking elsewhere, I'm simply being rude.
Confidence really does come from within.
Forget about it. One week isn't enough time to do anything very noticeable (apart from the spray tan suggested above). Maybe you could start doing something now, so that you look good for Spring break 2013?
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