There are main 3 keys to losing fat and gaining muscle at the same time
If you're missing any of these you will most likely fail in your attempts to build a lean muscular body.. What are they?
Eat Less Calories than you burn off
Eating enough protein to maintain muscle mass
That's sweet and as short as I can put it.
Any diet can work as long as it gets you to eat less calories than you burn off. The key is to find a diet that suits your personality and your lifestyle. If you're like me you don't have time to spend on diet rules and focusing on bad foods and good foods, and what to eat and what not to eat, and meal timing and all of that.
For me that diet is Eat Stop Eat. There is only one guideline, and that is to take a 24 hour break from eating once or twice per week.
This type of eating program might work for you, or it might not. As long as you can find a diet you can stick with for the long term you'll be able to lose weight, the next key it making sure all of that weight comes from fat.
You have to do some form of resistance training in order to build and maintain muscle mass while you're losing fat. If you are following an effective diet without doing resistance training you could end up losing muscle mass along the way; if this happens you could lose body weight without actually improving the look or shape of your body.
Your actual bodyweight doesn't matter as much as your percentage of fat. If you can lose 5 pounds of fat, but gain 3 pounds of muscle you will only lose 2 pounds of bodyweight on the scale, but you'll look 8 pounds different. Even though 2 pounds doesn't sound like much, the difference on your body fat percentage is the key.
This is why weight training is so important while dieting. Weight training is the best way to make sure you don't lose muscle while you diet, this helps with overall health as well as improving the overall look and shape of your body. When you diet the goal is to show off the lean muscle that is under the fat.
The third key to building muscle while losing fat is protein. You have to eat just enough protein to make sure your muscles can grow.
Brad Pilon is a nutrition professional with over eight years experience working in the nutritional supplement industry specializing in clinical research management and new product development. Brad has completed graduate studies in nutritional sciences specializing in the use of short term fasting for weight loss.
His trademarked book Eat Stop Eat has been featured on national television and helped thousands of men and women around the world lose fat without sacrificing the foods they love.
There are three main keys to losing fat and gaining muscle. You have to do some form of resistance training in order to build and maintain muscle mass while you're losing fat. If you can lose 5 pounds of fat, but gain 3 pounds of muscle you will only lose 2 pounds of bodyweight on the scale, but you'll look 8 pounds different. When you diet the goal is to show off the lean muscle that is under the fat.
The third key to building muscle while losing fat is protein.
Mix these three key ingredients together and you'll have a potent fat loss and muscle building program that can transform your body in no time.
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