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Old 01-08-2011, 05:24 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: San Francisco, CA
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I lived just outside of La Jolla when I went to school there (UCSD '08). La Mesa has a nice little Mexican shack called Buenos Dias in California, you can get a nice potato burrito there. It was a little far from La Jolla but the burrito was worth the trip.

Wrt "toning," there is really no such thing. The effect you're going for is basically overall muscle gain and fat loss. The types of workouts you should consider are full body strength workouts, which will make you grow proportionally; if you feel you are getting too muscular you could simply backpedal on the load a bit and it will all even out. Muscle only lasts if you maintain it.

On a final note, muscle is heavier than fat, so as you start building more muscle, your weight loss might slow down or even reverse, even as you continue to physically get smaller.

My rules:
1) eat real food - more vegetables, moderate meat, moderate fruits, less grains, less sugar, less vegetable oils.
2) exercise - moderate intensity cardio, sprinting, heavy lifting, dedicated stretching and mobility.
3) live - relax, de-stress, meditate.

Disclaimer: I'm not professionally qualified to make any formal recommendations. I've just done my homework and I'm my own guinea pig. All of my data, unless otherwise cited, comes from a sample size of n=1 (me).
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