Safe, Effective Fat Loss
People often think of dieting as simply losing weight, but the truth is healthy living and healthy weight loss go hand-in-hand. Anyone can lose fat by way of simple caloric restriction. But that’s not healthy, in fact, it’s downright dangerous! Another consideration is the loss of lean healthy muscle mass people often experience when they simply deprive their bodies of the food, and therefore the key nutrients necessary to operate from a position of wellness and optimal health. So, how do you accomplish both, losing fate and more importantly losing inches around your waistline while giving your muscles the food components needed to sustain them, or even grow them? I’ve found that a program consisting of the following, when done together, is highly effective:
- A healthy low-glycemic diet based on the basics of the core whole foods index.
- Sustained regular exercise that works all of the major systems of the body
- A natural foods-based supplement that supports fat loss and
I know what a lot of you reading this may be thinking…”what’s all this talk about muscles, I don’t want to look like a body builder”. Understand that muscle is a very metabolically active tissue. It needs energy, and lots of it. The more lean muscle tissue you have, the more calories you’ll burn at rest. If your body can’t find those calories, it looks to feed off the only source it can find….your fat! Lean muscle not only helps you feel better, it’s a natural “fat fighter”.
This simple fact is why resistance training, or light weight training if that’s your thing, is so important when losing fat and building lean muscle. It’s worth mentioning that people often get “fat loss” and “weight loss” mixed up, and often get confused when they start working out and actually stay at the same weight, or even gain weight. The reason is muscle weighs more than fat. You can actually start a new workout regimen, lose fat, gain lean muscle, and see your weight not even change as a net result. Ah, but you are so much healthier and you feel better. The lesson – don’t let the scale alone be your compass. Stick to your plan and you’ll eventually see your weight come down, but focus first on your wellness and good health.