How to Get "Skinny" Sexy Arms for Your Holiday Dress


I use the term “skinny” loosely because skinny means sexy for many women and now that I have your attention I’m going to share with you my top secrets for sexy toned healthy arms. Every woman — young or old would like to have sexy arms. Would you all agree? Toned, sexy arms equate to a bit of muscle — not Madonna-sized-pipes or skin covering bone only — but a bit of meat and no turkey flaps for triceps. The question I get from many women is how to spot reduce their turkey flap arms and get killer sexy arms to make every woman envious at your next holiday party.

If you start today, you will be well on your way to sexy arms for the holidays and New Years Eve. The nice thing about your arm muscles is that they are one of the quickest changing muscles, as soon as you pay a little more attention to them and try out these tips.

Tip 1: Resistance Train with Free Weights

First off, you CANNOT spot reduce. So if you think that doing 1000 tricep dips between now and Christmas day is going to give you sexy arms, you are mistaken. However, when you increase your muscle mass, you will RAISE your metabolic rate. Translation: You will burn more fat doing nothing with more muscle on your body. Also, remember this: muscle takes up far LESS space than fat. So less overall fat on your body, means eliminating/reducing those turkey flaps and tighter, sexier arms.

Here’s the drill:

Every other day: 2 sets of 12 triceps dips,  2  sets of 12 wall push ups, 2 sets of 12 overhead presses (step-by-step instructions for these basic exercises can be found online). It’s not all about the bicep either, sexy arms start with sexy shoulders. Do this for 10 days and you will see a difference. Do this for 4-6 weeks along with my other tips and you will reveal your sexiest arms ever!

Tip 2: Eliminate these 4 foods:

  1. White rice — eat quinoa instead
  2. White pasta — eat whole wheat or spelt or brown rice flour pasta instead
  3. White bread — eat brown rice bread, spelt, ezikiel, whole grain (if it really is “whole grain”)
  4. Fried foods — fries, chips, tempura (just because it’s veggies covered with fried batter, does not mean it’s good for you), onion rings

The above list includes muffins, cookies, cakes, rice cakes, sushi, lasagna (hidden source for white pasta), casseroles (same comment as lasagna), pancakes (unless you use this recipe), scones, some granola bars (read labels) and anything that uses any of the above items as the MAIN ingredients. Sugar is a given (meaning, eliminate this from your diet), but you already knew that right?

Tip 3: Do cardio.

Cardiovascular exercise is as important to sexy arms as is eating the whole egg, not just the white part of the egg — the yolk for good fat! (A little Nutritionist humour there). Cardio will aid in fat loss and those muscles won’t get sexified if they’re covered by a layer of fat. If you are a newbie, always start slow – 20 to 30 minutes a day – and increase from there.

With these tips, you will have sexier arms in just a couple of weeks. Keep it up after the holidays are over and you will have Madonna knocking on your door asking your secret to sexy arms.

Joy McCarthy

Joy McCarthy is the vibrant Holistic Nutritionist behind Joyous Health. Author of JOYOUS HEALTH: Eat & Live Well without Dieting, professional speaker, nutrition expert on Global’s Morning Show, Faculty Member at Institute of Holistic Nutrition and co-creator of Eat Well Feel Well. Read more...

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