Healthy Hollywood: Fab Food Friday – Diet Like A Guy!

David Beckham waves to the crowd after the LA Galaxy's game against the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park on October 7, 2010 in Chester, Pennsylvania David Beckham waves to the crowd after the LA Galaxy's game against the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park on October 7, 2010 in Chester, Pennsylvania

Whether it’s Ryan Reynolds’ rock hard physique or David Beckham’s chiseled chest, both these bodies of work are sure to make any woman look twice. Why not? Who doesn’t like a little eye-candy?

November’s Self Magazine suggests women need to look a little bit deeper. Don’t just be in awe of their bodies; be inspired!

According to Self, Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez both borrow workout moves from the boys. They like to sculpt their bodies with barbells, instead of dumbbells. A bar is easier to keep steady and women can lift to their full-firming potential. Sounds good!

The editors over at Self share with Healthy Hollywood a few more of men’s secrets to dieting and working out with success.

1. Grunt, Groan, and Sweat:
Go ahead and make noise. Those guy grunts are more than ego-boosters. They signal intensity: You burn more fat and tone muscles in less time with gasp-inducing cardio intervals – short, go-all-out stints interspersed with stretches at a slower pace. If you can speak during your workout – push harder. Grunt and you are hitting the gym right.

2. Ditch the Dinner Drama:
Guys see pizza and think, Yum. Women tend to stress about what they eat, but also are more likely to binge eat. So, take a cue from men, and make food choices based on health and indulge on occasion. Too much food deprivation tends to lead to over-eating later.

3. Eat Real Foods:
Guys tend not to nibble on low cal or diet foods. That’s a positive because it’s healthier to fuel up on whole foods for better nutrition.

4. Feed Your Ego:
Women are competitive, but don’t think it’s lady-like (or wise) to brag. Think again! Self says ego is a powerful motivator and suggests next time you have an amazing workout – tell someone (or tell many).

5. Care About Your Stats:
Men love the numbers and measure improvement in their workouts, instead of just being motivated by a firmer rear. Self suggests women set a new goal before every workout, whether it’s raising the treadmill incline or knocking out an extra set. Approaching your exercise routine in this manner tends to lead to better results.

For tips on dieting like a man or other health-living suggestions, check out www.self.com.

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