It’s unbelievable at the new “weight loss” diets that continue to appear. Social media is covered with people giving instructions on how to lose weight, and most of them have no clue what they are talking about. These people are simply trying to sell you some product so they can make money. Many of these people label themselves as fitness professionals, but their advice reveals just how little they truly know about how the body actually works.
First and foremost, any diet that does not address the muscle is a temporary “weight loss” diet. These type diets are only concerned with making the scale move down. These diets cause you to lose water, fat and muscle. Mark it down, any diet with little or no concern for muscle that causes you to lose muscle weight is a diet recommended by someone who has absolutely no idea what they are doing.
Here are some FACTS about dieting and trying to lose body fat (and not just “weight”) that will help you:
- There is not a protein shake made that is as good as real food. Zero, None. If someone is pushing a shake based diet on you, they are simply trying to sell product. Shakes should be used only when you are unable to eat real food. Shakes are pre-digested food that cause little or no hormonal response (like food). Your body also burns virtually no internal calories digesting shakes…but your body does burn calories digesting real food.
- Cardio only based training will NOT produce hard, firm muscles, tight skin or increase your bone density. Resistance training will do all of those things.
- Suppressing your appetite will cause you to avoid eating, and causing muscle loss (which slows the metabolism). Eating frequent meals that include complete proteins (proteins with all of the essential amino acids) will assure that your muscles are never starving and eliminate the risk of losing muscle.
- When you start a clean diet, you will typically lose a lot of water weight the first 7 to 10 days. After that period, shoot for fat loss from 1.5lbs to 2lbs per week. Any loss greater than that per week probably means that you are losing muscle too.
If you would like more information on how to truly lose body fat, keep muscle and get the hard, lean physique you truly want, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.easternshorefitnesscenter.com. Stop the diet merry-go-round and stop following every new fad diet. Your body works a certain way. When you understand how your body works, losing body fat will be easier and make more sense to you.