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A 23-year-old female asked:

If i want to tone up (build muscle) and be lean, what would be an ideal lifestyle diet? i am 5'6 122 lbs with 19-20% body fat (goal 17-18 % body fat)

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Many ways: There are many differing opinions in this topic. Importantly you must adopt a lifestyle of fitness ; nutrition that works for you. In this regard you're more likely to enjoy your program and will likely adhere to it. I personally like the cross training discipline, which involves a variety of sports including strength training and good nutrition. I recommend assistance from a sports trainer.
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