These are a few bodybuilding principles to keep you on track to fat loss. Follow these principles to choose which food to eat or to avoid.
1. The most essential bodybuilding principle for fat loss is taking fewer calories than what you burn daily. It all comes down to calories in vs calories out. You will surely lose weight if you take in fewer calories than you burn on a day. Take more calories and you will gain weight.
2. The right proportion of macro nutrients: 40% calories from carbohydrates, 40% from proteins, and 20% from good fats. Eating this way will help you lose fat and retain your muscle mass. Eating less fat causes your body to burn fat for energy. That makes the weight loss comes from fat used for energy. Avoid processed food in the form of pre-packaged meals because manufacturers often add fats and a great amount of sodium and corn syrups for flavor.
3. Hit the gym
You need to do two types of training to lose weight:
– Weight exercises
People can lose weight by only doing aerobic exercises, why should you do weight exercises? It is the best way to sculpt your body. More muscle mass means higher metabolism which leads to more calories burnt.
– Aerobic exercises
Remember to exercise in the fat burning zone. Your body burns fat when your heart rate is around 75% of your maximum heart rate. Your maximum heart rate is 220 minus your age.
Max Heart Rate = 220 – Age
Fat burning Heart Rate = 75% x (220 – Age)
Not only does aerobic exercise burn calories, it also increases your cardiovascular efficiency which increases your stamina during workout. Remember not to substitute weight training with aerobic exercises.
Following the right fat loss diet, doing weight exercises as well as aerobic exercises is the ultimate way to lose fat. Not only will you burn calories via both kinds of exercises, but you will also increase muscle mass which leads to higher metabolism. Increasing your muscle mass and decreasing your body fat level is the only way to make you look well defined.
Lift weights three times a week and do some cardio training on every other day. Thirty to forty five minutes of weight training (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) is enough for beginners. On every other day, squeeze in some cardio training into your schedule. Running, cycling, or swimming 30-45 minutes is more than enough. Track your fat loss by using scale and measuring tape. A simple example to track your progress:If your waist is getting smaller while your chest is getting bigger, you are on the right track.[ad_2]
Source by Julian Hee