Your Results – What Do They Mean?
You’re losing scale weight but also losing muscle mass….
This suggests a couple of solutions…….
A. You need to exercise much harder to maintain your lean muscle. You see, your body will drop muscle when you reduce calories, because muscle demands more energy to maintain than fat stores. The only way to avoid this happening to you is to exercise very hard – to the point of failure and exhaustion – so your brain believes there is a threat that you may need your muscles in order to escape! Try interval training – but it must be High Intensity Training.
B. You have reduced your total calories by too many, forcing your body into starvation mode.
Take a good look at what you are really eating – you can eat MORE and drop fat!
C. You need to increase your lean protein so that you can build, repair and maintain your hard earned muscles. If protein is low, you will train hard and not see any body shape changes!
D. You’ve gradually reduced calories, meals and snacks over a long period of time and think that exercising harder or more often you’ll see results once more.
What you don’t realise is that you have trained your body to exist on less and less food. You may have to gradually increase total food and more importantly nutrition quality to boost your Fatloss hormones before you see any results.
All these situations will be much easier to manage if you keep a detailed food journal, plan shopping lists and menus each week. This may sound like a bit of a drag, but you will see results and learn what works for you much faster.
Most importantly measure and weigh every month.
If you train with me I can do this any Saturday, before or after class or before or after any workshop.
Eat Clean. Train Smart. Expect Results.