So you’ve managed to build a decent amount of muscle, but you’ve put on too much fat in the process. Or maybe you always were a bit fat, and you’ve now decided to do something about it. Either way, you now want to lose all that excess body fat, and get a lean, defined look. But how do you do it without losing some of your hard earned muscle?
Well, as I’ve said before, the main requirement for losing body fat is a calorie deficit. That is, you need to consume fewer calories than you expend. When you do that, your body has to find an alternative source of energy in order to meet its requirements. This can come from stored glycogen, body fat – or muscle tissue. And normally it will come from a combination of all of these.
So that means, under normal circumstances, when you lose weight, you will lose both fat and muscle. But there are ways that you can signal your body to keep hold of its muscle mass, and just use your body fat for energy instead. How do you do that? Well, in this article, I’ll describe the eight best ways to ensure you lose fat without losing muscle. Continue Reading →