Healthy Perspective by Kristina Shea

Train Your Body How To Lose Fat Without Losing Muscle

People go on diets all the time and lose the wrong kind of weight, make sure that you are NOT sacrificing your muscle for abrupt weight loss.  Keep in mind that muscle weight is much easier to lose that fat weight. The best way to stay on top of this is to keep your body composition in check.  Utilize the Body Fat Analyzer we have here at the club to check your body composition.

Here are some tips on how to lose fat without losing muscle:

1.  Eat enough protein

2.  Maintain Strength/Intensity.  HIT THE WEIGHTS!  You lift heavy weight to build muscle, and then you need to lift that same heavy weight if you want to actually maintain that muscle.

3.  Don't reduce your caloric intake too much.  A caloric deficit is really an energy deficit

4.  Get Pre & Post Workout Nutrition Right.  Have 5-7 small feedings a day including a carb and protein.

5.  Eat healthier, cleaner, natural foods instead of unhealthy, dirty, processed foods. Why? Because doing so will make a significant difference in terms of getting  the "weight" you lose to be fat instead of muscle.  1500 calories a day of unhealthy food versus 1500 calories a day of clean food will make a huge difference in your body composition.  You may still lose weight, but you are sacrificing the muscle you worked so hard to build.

6.  Get the sleep you need!

*Here's a great tip from our Nutritionist Maureen Shortt ~ You will know that you are burning more fat than muscle when your cravings for unhealthy foods begin to diminish.

To help you lose fat instead of muscle, I invite you to join our FREE 30 Day Body Transformation Challenge, click here for more information.

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