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Certified Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor & Nutrition Counselor, Whitney Cole is your triple-threat in the fight against fat! Exercise Physiologist, Sports Conditioning Coach & Corrective Exercise Specialist, Byron Paidoussi sculpts athletes & average joes into superheroes! Regarded as the most "innovative, motivating & results-delivering" trainers in Hollywood, Byron & Whitney have been featured in Muscle & Fitness, Shape, Fitness, InTouch & US Weekly. This husband & wife team inspires clients to exceed their fitness potential by developing customized total-body conditioning & performance nutrition plans. Clientele includes celebrities, pro athletes and Angelenos simply aiming to lose weight & tone up. For success story photos, recipes & articles: www.fitnessandfuel-la.com

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You don't need a reminder on a pink doily that Valentine's Day is a week away, but before you lose time and money seeking the perfect gifts, note that the best gift you can give yourself and your lucky lover is the BEST version of you!

Tightening up that bod not only makes you look every bit the tasty treat they'll prefer to Godiva, but it also amps confidence, improves sensitivity and verbal and nonverbal communication. Yes, put better sex on your To-Do list!

Try this 1 week shape up to make sure you deliver yourself in the best packaging possible this February 14th! It provides both a diet cleanup, to fire up your metabolism and flush away fat, and 6-day workout plan.

DIET CLEANUP

Booze. It's ideal to cut booze entirely this week. You don't need the calories or the hangover. If you can't stay in and avoid the "I don't have a drink in my hand!" anxiety, cap your booze at two/night. Go with a premium-grade vodka, soda and fresh limes. Ask for it in a double glass (without the double shot) and drink an additional large glass of water for every drink to slow you down and...

waterHydrate. Water! At least two, more like three liters daily to flush away fat and stay hydrated as you workout more and consume a high protein diet. (Seven times more water is needed to digest one gram of protein versus carbohydrate). Sorry! Coffee, soda, even diet soda which actually increases appetite, don't count towards your three liters. Only unsweetened green tea counts, but do watch your caffeine later in the day so you don't miss out on your beauty sleep.

Diet. Keep it clean and natural. Lean meats, fish, vegetables and fruits. The processed stuff is what stagnates digestion and leads to blood sugar peaks and valleys. I know ...    Continue

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