Bodybuilding - Muscle Gain and Nutrition Rules

Cutting Fat and Building Muscle

If you want to try to lose fat and build muscle all at the same time, it may not be as easy for some as it is for others. As hard as it might seem, it’s not impossible and can be done if done in the right way. You need to of course include good eating habits with healthy meals while you workout on a regular basis.

This is the only way in which you can get your body to fun efficiently and get the kind of results that you are looking for. Your body is going to need energy also to be able to perform and it will need the right exercises in order to build muscle. So, you will need to give it the right kind of fuel in order to obtain your goal. So it’s a balance between exercise and diet that is going to help you cut the fat and build the muscle.

It’s important that you include fat burning foods in your diet. This means you need to eat foods that re low in fat and also will increase your heart rate and help you build muscle.

Foods like lean meats, chicken, oranges, apples, eggs, fish, garlic, spicy foods like chili peppers and yogurt are all healthy foods and low in calories and burn fat. They also provide you with vitamins and proteins need in the building of muscles.

Next you need to include lifting weights in your routine. Probably the easiest way to build muscle is to start lifting weights. It’s also another way in which you can burn off the fat. When lifting weights however, your body is going to need more calories in order to maintain the muscle and get rid of the fat.

If you add more muscle to your body you are going to cause your body to be forced to burn off more calories. Your body is going to burn off fat before it will burn off the muscle.

Make sure to include some cardio exercises with your routine. Things like running, hiking, aerobics and biking are good examples and they will help to increase your heart rate and burn off any excess calories and tone your muscles. You should do these types of exercises for about 30 minutes a day on the days that you don’t lift weights.

You need to eat more often. You should never skip meals or cut back on the food. This will slow down your metabolism and can also lead to binging. You should try to eat smaller meals more often during the day or eat more healthy snacks in between your regular meals in order to keep full. This is going to help your body to stop from trying to store calories when it thinks it’s being starved.

It is important to come up with a set workout schedule and make sure that you stick to it. Try to schedule your cardio exercises one day and then your weightlifting the next day with one or two days off each week so your body can rest.

Alternate the days because this will help you find a balance between your muscle building and your fat burning exercises and it gives your muscles the needed time to rest and rebuild the muscle tissue that was damaged during your weightlifting workouts.

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About Susan Rogers

For Susan Rogers, the idea that there must be more to life than waking up, going to work, coming home, and going through it all again tomorrow led her leave her safe job in a health care center for the uncertain world of freelance writing. What she was going to write about was a given. The same interest in health and fitness had led to the job in the health care center originally. So these days she wakes up, heads into her home office, and writes ...