I think a lot of people tend to get WEIGHT loss and FAT loss confused. Those who come to me asking how to lose WEIGHT.. often mean FAT when they talk about “losing”. Losing WEIGHT is simple, losing FAT is a little trickier.
Weight loss comes down to calories in versus calories out (you need to be consuming fewer calories than your body needs to maintain itself). Whereas fat loss comes from eating the RIGHT foods in a caloric deficit and training correctly. (This does NOT mean you have to starve yourself or workout for hours!) It’s important to control blood sugar when trying to lose body fat, so frequent small meals and avoiding simple carbs and junk food will help with that.
Tips for losing fat, not muscle:
- Eat clean in a slight caloric deficit (don’t starve)
- Eat frequent small meals (controls hunger and blood sugar)
- Have a lean protein source at each meal (but don’t forget about your veggies and healthy fats)
- Avoid simple carbs (except post-workout) and other junk food
- Strength train (lift weights! Don’t be afraid to go heavy girls)
- Do intense HIIT cardio, not long marathon cardio (excessive cardio burns muscle)
Remember, the more muscle on your frame, the faster your metabolism will be, and the more calories you will burn in a day without any extra effort. So losing WEIGHT (muscle & fat) is not ideal. Losing FAT is! Starving and excessive cardio will result in muscle loss.. so avoid these things when trying to lose fat! =)
The picture is of Tabitha Klausen, she’s a beast.
I threw together a simple salad consisting of strawberries, baby spinach, avocados, and some walnuts. The dressing a threw together is made up of honey, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice and a touch of Splenda. Sweet, but acidic and very simple!Tags: #journal #goodeats
Avocados are delicious! I just started getting into them. They may have a crazy amount of calories but they’re great for fat burning. Whip them up for a delicious mayonnaise substitute!Tags: #journal #goodeats
Yeah, so this was my lunch. Bibimbap, I guess it’s sort of a Korean type salad thing. Cucumbers, spinach, lettuce, bean sprouts, noodles, and sliced beef with a poached egg on top.
I’ve been doing a crappy job of keeping up with this blog.
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Two weeks ago I had to strain to use dumb bells more than 10 pounds.
Now I can use 30 no problem. :D
Did a mile on the elliptical machine in about 12 minutes. Burned 123 calories! I was distracted by the TV, it was playing a movie trivia game show and I was mentally occupying myself with answering the questions…Tags: #journal #workouts
Started making our own protein shakes. About 25g of protein per shake! Well, this was more of a strawberry banana smootheir + soy protein than a shake really.Tags: #journal
My inspiration and motivation comes from the one who’s basically always by my side. He even convinced me to get these shoes.Tags: #LS #bikila #fitness #fivefinger #journal #komodosport #running #vibram #vibrams
Check out my calves! I don’t think I’ve ever had these before, even through marching band. Success!Tags: #workouts #journal
I currently weight 125 pounds. A lot of girls my age aim to weigh 110. I think that’s an unhealthy weight. I’m comfortable with my weight, I’m not comfortable with the fat percentage my body has. Lose fat, gain muscle!#journal