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Burning Off Fat

There are a few very fascinating ways in which the body reacts to various things when it comes to keeping muscle mass and losing fat. For example, some people think they have to get rid of all dietary fat intake, and so they eat nothing but very lean and fat free foods. Suddenly their fat consumption drops.

The problem with doing this is that your body will store fat. Your body will try very hard to preserve all of the fat that it has, which is not the aim of what we want to do. Your body needs a minimum amount of fat each day, so you should only reduce it without being extreme. The following tips will help you to keep muscle and burn fat.

Reducing your calorie intake to maintain a deficit is something you must learn to do. This can be done rather effectively, however you should keep your fat and protein intake the same. Yup, instead we shall be cutting the carbohydrates.

However, there is no need to totally eliminate them and you really should not. Another good reason to not totally disregard carbs is that getting your daily calories would be a rather difficult task with just protein and fat. It’s surprising how quickly and effectively you can lose weight by just reducing your intake of carbohydrates.

Cutting out high fat content foods is something a lot of people do as they think they need to. We agree to fat intake up to a point, as you can’t do the opposite and eat lots of fatty foods. However, you want to reduce your intake of fat instead of stop having any fat at all. The reason has to do with the starvation principle. When you refuse your body of something it needs, it will store it and only use it slowly or not use it all. Storing more fat is caused by depriving your body of the fat it needs normally.

If you know about diets and food then you will understand that it’s a good idea to not eat too many complex carbs. If not then you need to know that by consuming a surplus of them you’ll add to your body fat. There is nothing wrong with consuming them on a regular basis however if you over indulge in them then that isn’t good. So to lose weight you must keep protein and fat intake at a good level, but lower the starchy foods. If you do this as well as doing regular workouts you’ll see some wonderful results.

In this article we’ve taken a look at some common sense methods enabling you to burn fat whilst keeping your muscle mass. It’s always wise to apply some common sense to things, even though all of these things work perfectly fine.