For many people it’s difficult putting down the fork. The problems with obesity in America are at near epidemic levels and the healthcare industry is having a hard time educating and motivating the general public on the most effective way to combat this issue. It seems that more people too often take drastic measures to lose weight and often end up doing damage to their body. Often times the damage done isn’t apparent until later on in life. Crash diets can be really bad for the body and it’s important to know how to diet and lose weight while not losing muscle mass.
Muscle mass doesn’t just mean the tissue on your arms and legs. A lot of people don’t realize that the heart is a muscle as well and losing too much muscle mass and affect the strength of your heart and spell long-term effects on your heart and your health. There are many tips and exercises that will help you lose weight while keeping on the muscle lbs.
Around seventy percent of the body is made up of water and it’s an essential component to living. People often see liquid deprivation as a positive in losing weight. This is a big mistake and common misconception. When you get dehydrated, you’ll not only be shrinking fat but muscle as well. Keeping hydrated will allow essential nutrients to your body while shuttling waste material out. It’s also the mechanism that allows the brain to differentiate between your body’s need for food and its need for water. It also ensures that when you eat, it’s because you’re hungry and not because you’re thirsty.
High Protein Diets
Many studies have concluded that when a person goes on a high soy protein diet that it increases the body’s ability to burn fat while maintaining muscle. The essential part of this diet was the low fat intake. Protein is what allows the body’s ability to build muscle but some high protein foods are also high in fat. Soy is not one of these. That’s why increasing your intake will allow you to reduce your waistline in short order and not sacrifice your body’s health.
Remember, just because you’re losing weight doesn’t mean that it’s a good thing. You may be throwing away important tissue that’s essential to your health. These are two good tips to getting into shape the right way. Not every method of weight loss mean a positive and sometimes, even if the number on the scale is going down, you’re actually doing more harm to your body than if you were to just stay heavier.
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