James Duigan (pictured) is founder of the Bodyism system, which has a gym based at the brand new 5 star Bulgari Hotel in London. He is author of various books including The Clean & Lean Diet and is trainer to stars like ELLE cover star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Elle Macpherson. James encourages his clients to lead healthy lifestyles, encouraging a healthy long and lean body shape. ELLE caught up with James and had him answer your questions on Twitter - here's the Q&A...
@ELLEUK Hello. Sometimes it seems like the last half stone are the hardest to lose. Any diet/fitness tips for the really hard to shift bits?
Hi @mummyratesit check for food intolerances and constantly surprise your body with new fitness routines.
Polly Rebecca Roe @RollyPoe
@ELLEUK best advise to reduce tummy flab?
Hi @RollyPoe definitely limit sugar and alcohol. Also relax, stress gives you tummy fat! Try yoga and Pilates
Karen Morland @Karenspofw
@ELLEUK do you have any top tips on exercising with a toddler in tow? Ideas for exercise activities to do out and about or at home!
Hi @Karenspofw pick your beautiful baby up and do squats and lunges while holding them! Cutest weight ever. @JamesDuigan
Laura .A. Crawford @LAntoniaC
@ELLEUK @JamesDuigan What kind of exercises would be good to tone up without bulking up?
Your body @LAntoniaC is the best weight in the world - squats, lunges, dips are all great @JamesDuigan
Nicole Da Ponte @Nic_daponte
@ELLEUK Any tips on creating a body which is sculpted but not bulky. I'm really petite, but want to look fit not skinny. Thanks!
Hi @Nic_daponte try mixing resistance training with sports like swimming and boxing @JamesDuigan
Nashreen Patel @Nashreen_Patel
@ELLEUK Flaxseed oil or cod liver oil?
Hey @Nashreen_Patel rotate between both but make sure they are good quality. @JamesDuigan
Evgenia Dorofeeva @larussealondres
@ELLEUK @JamesDuigan I am always on the move and find it hard to fit in exercise. Any tips on eating and exercising for travellers?
Hi @larussealondres buy food in advance-have emergency snacks 2hand. See our exercises at http://bodyism.com you can do them anywhere James
Cecilia Rollen @cecilia_rollen
@ELLEUK @jamesduigan I find i get my snack cravings in the evenings, whats a good after dinner snack that will stop me from eating more?
Hey @cecilia_rollen try a chamomile tea or some berries with yoghurt and cinnamon (it regulates your blood sugar levels) @JamesDuigan
Lucy Rochford @Juicylucy34
@ELLEUK hi James, of you are going to hire a PT, how many times a week would you need TI see them? Once and a few classes?
Hi @Juicylucy34 see a trainer minimum once per week and then try to move every day @JamesDuigan
Tas Choudhury @TasnimMUA
@ELLEUK @JamesDuigan @bodyism can Acai berry really help with losing weight? (If combined with regular gym and body conditioning routine)
Hi @TasnimMUA not sure about that but regular exercise and a Clean and Lean diet definitely will! @JamesDuigan
Miriam King @MiriamKing85x
@ELLEUK @JamesDuigan @bodyism Hi James- what kind of protein supplements do you recommend for women to aid fat % loss but build up muscle?
You get what you pay for @MiriamKing85x I think ours are the best. See them @bodyism's website @JamesDuigan
Natasha Gregson @tasha_g94
@ELLEUK @JamesDuigan Better to mix up your workout each day or stick to the same type of exercise?? X
Hey @tasha_g94 I think mix it up and keep it fun! Life is better that way @JamesDuigan
Something Forever @S_thingForever
@ELLEUK @JamesDuigan @bodyism Should I be exercising every day or every other day and for how long?
Hey @S_thingForever your body loves to move so focus on a happy life and feel beautiful everyday @JamesDuigan
Nashreen Patel @Nashreen_Patel
@ELLEUK Most fat burning excercise?
Hey @Nashreen_Patel the more muscles you use the more fat you burn, try disco lunges or squats with shoulder press-see them online@bodyism
@JamesDuigan @ELLEUK hi James can you eat rice cakes on the clean and lean diet and which ones are best if you can have them?
Hi @suzigibson I would say no - use lettuce as a base with chicken, avocado or hummus, get creative! @JamesDuigan