Do you ever wonder why some people lose weight only to gain it all back?
There’s a reason for this. It is weight loss and not fat loss.
Sometimes when someone goes on a “diet”, a common mistake is calories are reduced activity is increased. Weight can be lost, quickly, but sometimes, the weight is actually muscle, not fat.
To maintain muscle, we need to be, actively, using the muscle and we need to be feeding the muscle and if either of those requirements are not met, muscle mass can be lost. When this happens and the person goes back to their old habits of bad eating fatty foods and inactivity; the weight comes back, but in the form of fat.
The result is the person ends up gaining more than they originally lost.
This is very common among people who diet frequently, use fad diets and are not changing their lifestyle.
Our body also loses muscle mass, as we age. This can be avoided with strength training and the right nutrition.
So how do you lose fat and not muscle?
With the right nutrition and the right workouts, muscle mass is maintained and can be increased.
It is recommended for women to strength train a minimum of 2 times per week. Different types of strength training may be running, bodyweight exercises in the form of a bootcamp, CrossFit, lifting weights or even yoga.
Muscles are made up of proteins, carbohydrates and water. To maintain muscle, one needs to get the right nutrition and in the right amounts. The best way to do this is to eat protein, several times, throughout the day and eat complex carbohydrates 2 to 3 times a day.
I put together a list of my favorite go-to meals and snacks to power through the day. In this guide you will find breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks that combine healthy portions of lean proteins and complex carbs. For your convenience, I also give you recipes and a printable grocery list.
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