Weight Loss For Men
Weight loss for men and women is different. Mostly this is due to hormones and muscle to fat ration that is naturally different between the two sexes . Or at least this is my understanding.
Men often want to gain muscle while they lose fat. The question is can you lose fat and gain muscle at the same time? The answer in a nut shell is no, because these are two very different processes that the body must perform.
Building muscle is anabolic, which means you must have a caloric intake that is a surplus to what your body needs to maintain a particular weight.
Losing weight or rather burning fat is catabolic meaning that you have a calorie deficit, or you are actually on a diet consuming less calories than you need for your daily activities.
Therefore it is impossible to actually gain muscle and burn fat at the exact same time.
But what about during a given time frame…? Say over 8 or 12 weeks.
Could it be possible to gain lean muscle and burn fat by alternating your caloric intake?
From what I have read yes this is possible though it is very difficult to do. They call it nutrient timing. Apparently you have to know exactly what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat and how these work together to get the body to respond in a certain manner.
Sounds complicated don’t it? Some plans are so vigorous that it would be a full time job just keeping track of your caloric and protein intake and balance all of that with lifting heavy weights and cardio.
If you have a BMI of over 15% you might want to focus on losing fat first. This way once you have gotten close to your desired weight you can begin working on building muscle.
The reason I say loss the fat first is because when you diet the average person loses 50% fat and 50% muscle… Bet you didn’t know that did you? So if you start by gaining muscle then go on a reduced calorie diet you could actually lose every once of muscle you gained.
If you lose the muscle you gained then all of your work would have been wasted, you would have gained nothing.
Now that you know that dieting can cost you a pound of muscle for each pound of fat you lose you might be thinking that your damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
Losing muscle also means losing more fat burning potential. Which means it will take even longer to lose each consecutive pound of fat. A healthy BMI is not a number on a scale it is the direct ratio of fat to lean muscle.
To help prevent losing lean muscle while losing fat I would strongly suggest looking into a very particular weight loss supplement that can help drastically reduce the amount of muscle you lose by 50% while burning off fat at rate of 25% faster.
This way when or if you start to build muscle you will have a head start compared to where you would be otherwise.