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Q. I've been following a healthy-eating plan in the run up to my wedding and have dropped two dress sizes! What can I do when it comes to exercise to help me tone?
A. Caroline Smith says: Exercise is crucial during weight loss, as it will help you hold on to muscle while you burn fat. This, in turn, will stop your metabolism from slowing down, making it easier to continue to lose fat – and, more importantly, easier to sustain after the wedding.
I highly advocate lifting weights. Far too many women are scared of this because they fear they will bulk up. This is not the case at all, providing you follow a couple of simple rules. Lift heavy weights but make sure you can repeat the exercise with that weight 12-15 times and do more sets. Then, once you have completed 15 reps, repeat the same again twice. By increasing muscle mass in your body, you will increase your metabolism, which will lead to higher fat loss and a much more toned physique.