Are you rearing to get your body fit and ready for the beach and for tight-fitting clothes but is just in a deadlock because you just tend to pack on more fat even when you really want and do your best to get muscles? If you’re one of those people who do not really have weight issues but do not look as good in your swimwear as people would think you should simply because you look fairly thin then this is the article for you.
In your clothes you look sleek and fit, and even healthy enough but what most people wouldn’t guess is you’re keeping a secret: you have a lot of flab inside. If this is true for you then there is no question that you have an undesirable body composition: you have a bad case of low muscle mass to fat ratio. What you need to do, in a nutshell, is to Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle.
There are many aspects involved in getting a ripped body and these include the mental, the psychological and the physiological or physical according to Tom Venuto’s Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle ebook. However Tom conveniently sums it up into two words: calorie deficit. A calorie deficit is need to achieve well-defined or “ripped” calves, abdominals, arms and etc. and this can only result when you are able to use up more calories than you take in. And even though you’ve probably heard this a thousand times, it is worth mentioning yet again that you can never showcase the muscles you’ve built unless you’ve burned the fat that sits above it.
Cutting calories through dieting or burning calories through exercise are two of the actions you can use to create a calorie deficit. It isn’t advised to simply go on a diet because first is you would need to cut off a lot of calories to the point where you will actually resort to bingeing in the end and second is that while it would make more sense to workout so you can build muscles while cutting off calories, overtraining can also lead to muscle loss; therefore, a balance of both would be the best option to take.
In dieting, you really don’t have to exclude a specific food group but you will certainly see more and faster results if you cut back on the sugar, simple carbohydrates and the fatty foods. Always make choices in congruence with your “calorie deficit” goal. Remember to have the long term consequences of your choices in mind too because there is nothing worse than losing a lot of weight only to gain them back because you’ve overworked yourself.
Simply put, you have to come up with a meal and exercise plan that you can actually keep up in the long run if you really want to stay in shape for good. Losing the fat and flab little by little but consistently is better than losing them in huge amounts in a short time and gain them back in an even shorter time.