How Your Weight Loss Can Be Deceiving
Have you been losing weight but not seeing results? Are you not seeing the definition or tone that you want?
This article will discuss how often times, your weight loss can be deceiving.
After discussing the possible reasons for this, I will give you some tips and tricks to lose weight effectively and get the athletic, ripped body you’ve always wanted.
The main reason most people lose weight but don’t see the results they want is that they haven’t built enough muscle to get that defined look. After losing a majority of your body fat, you may find you still look “soft” in some areas.
This can be easily fixed by starting a strength training routine. Building a solid base of muscle will not only help you burn more calories each day, it will also give you that look you’ve been working for.
Start with a exercise program that incorporates compound lifts like the squat, bench press, deadlift, row, pullup, and pushup. These exercises will work multiple muscles at a time and help build muscle at an incredibly fast rate.
Hiring a personal trainer is a great idea if you’re new to weight loss and fitness. A personal trainer will design a exercise program specifically tailored to your needs, goals, and preferences. They will be able to help you see effective weight loss, that is, weight loss where fat is lost and a minimal amount of muscle is lost.
Many women make the mistake of doing cardio for hours on end and no strength training. because women have little testosterone, strength training will not create a “bulky” look. So don’t be afraid to lift heavy things!
As for your nutrition, you should be consuming at least 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. An adequate amount of protein will ensure that your body is able to build muscle and recover properly from workout sessions.
You should also consume the right amount of healthy fats and carbohydrates (about 20% and 35% of your daily calories, respectively). Of course, to lose weight you need to have a caloric deficit. Make sure that you have a 250-500 calorie deficit to keep your weight loss consistent.
To make sure you stick to your goals, try tracking your calories using free calorie counting websites. These websites make it easy to see where your diet can improve and ensure you reach your weekly calorie deficit. In addition to calorie counting websites, it may be worth investing in equipment that monitors how many calories you burn each day.
Things like the Bodybugg and the Fitbit are great options for tracking your calorie expenditure. After all, if you spend time calculating how many calories you consume, you mind as well learn how many you’re burning each day, right? Try it out - it could make a big difference in your weight loss journey.
It is my hope that this article has helped you understand why losing weight does not necessarily mean you’ll get the body you’ve always wanted. Building muscle and losing overall body fat effectively is the best way to get your dream body!