Successful Weight Loss
In order for you to have a successful weight loss plan you need to have two important inter-related factors not only in mind but planned out from the get-go.
In this article, we’ll look at these two factors and devise a strategy which is simple to follow and is guaranteed to provide results. You may think that sounds too easy and that you’ve already done everything in your power to be successful at weight loss but sometimes it’s the basics that trip most of us up.
Clear your mind and forget all the clutter, we’re going to jump right in together and we’re going to conquer!
Successful Weight Loss Factor #1
You’ll hear it time and time again, the most important and number factor to successful weight loss is a healthy diet that varies according to your seasonal exercise plan.
Most of us want to lose fat, gain muscle and look ripped all at the same time, but the truth is that you should vary your strategy to tackle one of these at a time. What I mean by this is that if your goal is to gain muscle then you shouldn’t be overly freaked out about gaining some weight at the same time. If you’re female and not necessarily interested in gaining muscle you must remember that even 1 extra pound of muscle will help drive your metabolism higher so you are burning more fat during rest so you need to work into your plan a stage for this. Let’s go a little deeper.
Muscle is composed of water and amino acids which compose our muscle fibers so take 6-8 weeks and focus on eating plenty of food and extra water to really build a good foundation of muscle. Your food should be focused on protein and carbohydrate portions with the majority coming from lean meats, beans, lentils, yams, oats, brown rice and of course whey protein.
For your muscle building phase, and yes this does absolutely apply to you women out there, I would highly recommend that you keep your high carb intake mostly in the morning and early afternoon. This will feed your muscles and allow you to push your hardest during your workouts. Aim for 2 or even 3 protein shakes a day (this year the visitors from my site are giving the greatest feedback for Optimum 100% Double Rich Chocolate & Myofusion’s Chocolate Milk).
Now what about when your objective is focused on fat loss. Generally speaking you want this phase to be about 2 months before beach season to give yourself plenty of time to start shedding the excess weight you may have gained during your muscle gaining phase.