We all want to lose weight, whether it's 5 pounds, 50 pounds, or more. We all have the same challenges finding a program that works with us and our lifestyles. But there are 3 main keys to losing fat and gaining muscle.
1) Consuming fewer calories than you burn off;
2) Resistance training; and
3) Eating protein for building muscle.
Knowing these 3 points makes you an expert, now you need to find a plan that works for you and covers these 3 keys.
Finding a plan that you can stick to is the most important aspect of weight loss. If you can't stick with the plan it won't help you. Any diet plan can work as long as it gets you to eat fewer calories than you burn off. Not everyone has the time or desire to search for recipes and plan menus. If you're like me you don't have time to spend on diet rules and focusing on good foods and bad foods, and what to eat and what not to eat, and meal timing and all of that, it just too confusing and frustrating.
Simpler is better, the KISS effect (Keep It Simple Stupid), I want to lose weight but I want it to be simple and easy. I want to control what I eat not have what I eat control me. The plan that works for you will most likely be the one with the least amount of rules. For me that diet is Eat Stop Eat. It is the simplest weight loss program I have ever tried, and it works. There is only one guideline, and that is to take a 24 hour break from eating once or twice per week. That's it, simple and effective.
This type of eating program may or may not work for you but if you have tried all the others and you're still looking for a weight loss plan it's time to try fasting. Fasting gives you the ultimate control over your body and your weight loss. Fasting helps you to lose weight fast and feel great doing it. Remember our first point, consume fewer calories.
To get the best results with fasting you need to do some form of resistance training in order to maintain and build muscle mass while you're losing fat. You don't want to work so hard to lose weight just to have that weight loss come from muscle rather than fat. If this happens you could lose body weight without actually improving the look or shape of your body. So make sure that you find some type of resistance training that you enjoy and your weight loss will speed up. Your actual bodyweight doesn't matter as much as your percentage of fat. This is why resistance training is so important while losing weight.
Muscle needs protein in order to grow so any weight loss plan must include lean protein. Remember protein builds muscle, muscle mass increases your metabolism and a higher metabolism burns more fat.
Following these three key ingredients together and you'll have a potent fat loss and muscle building program that can transform your body in no time.