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Loose Fat or Gain Muscles or Both at same time ??

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So recently i cam across couple of  articles which talked about the most common issue of loosing fat and gaining muscles at the same time. I used to think this happens every time you exercise. But its not that simple.

A person who wants to loose fat tends to sometimes loose muscles too because loosing fat is commonly related to loosing weight where muscles also adds to the equation. This will work for the people who wants to go size zero. For others it not only reduces the muscle mass it can also make you weak.

The other side of the fitness is gaining muscles where people eat big to grow big. Eating lots of carbs and fat rich foods will make them big but not fit.

So what is the proper way to balance out these two needs of a person who wants to look and stay fit ? Its the diet. Its HOW MUCH do you eat and WHEN do you eat. Also proper workout regime is very important for this goal to achieve.

This article says “We look at caloric needs in terms of individual days, rather than as a more universal measurement. ”  On some days we take more calories and other days we starve a bit.

If you are more of a math person or who wants to calculate the daily caloric needs then check out this article here.

The basic strategy is to:

– Take more calories on Weight training day. That too most of it after the workout. before workout focus more on foods that will give you energy like milk, protein shake, healthy carbs like Oats and cottage cheese etc… After workout eat complete meal that will provide all the nutrients. But easy on those delicious Macdo’s french fires. Those calories do not count.

– On non-weight training days eat very small portion of food every 2-3 hrs which is 4-6 times a day. Try not to consume any fried and buttery stuff. Focus only on fruits and veggies. Meat is not recommended. Also min 45 min cardio will boost the metabolism which  will further help in burning fat.

THIS IS NOT EASY TO KEEP UP. Even I am having hard time to keep up with this routine. But hey, thats the challenge, right ? I am trying as much as I can to stay close to this plan.

I will keep posting more interesting stuff as I progress.


Written by tarangp

January 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm

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