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Friday, December 19, 2008

Lose Fat Not Muscle

Here is another example of weight loss vs. fat loss:

Latonya lost 3.4 % bodyfat and an inch off of her waist this week while her bodyweight basically remained the same. Great Job Latonya !!! She has been working hard on the nutrition plan and working out hard too. In spite of knee problems, she is able to squat properly without pain. This is just another excellent example of how the program works. You just have to follow it.

Following the mainstream wisdom, How could she have lost bodyfat and an inch off of her waist while maintaining her weight? Doesn't that require weightloss? - No, it doesn't. Had she lost weight, it would have been mostly lean body mass and her bodyfat would have gone up. If you are not tracking lean body mass and bodyfat along with tape measurements and a food journal, you have no clue what you are doing. I call it aimlessly wandering the halls of the adipose jungle. Don't be a catabolic commando. Lose fat not muscle.

The holidays are no excuse to lose all of the progress that you have made. Enjoy yourself and continue to follow the basics of the program. Remember the 3 basic rules - frequency(5-6 meals), amount ( calories per meal and total caloires per day) and type (macronutrient ratio of lean proteins, good fats and fibrous carbs) and you can't go wrong.

Latonya did a great job this week and once again showed that following the program provides fast, effective and safe fatloss while preserving critical lean body mass.

If you aren't currently following an effective fat loss program, visit Dempsey's Resolution Fitness to begin your fat loss journey to achieve the body of your dreams.

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