Lose More Fat By Slowing Down
Let’s face it: When we start a diet, we want results fast. That’s why fad diets are so popular – because they produce quick results. But when it comes to weight loss, faster isn’t necessarily better. In fact, it might even be dangerous.
So at what rate should you be losing weight? Most experts agree that 1-2 pounds a week is the ideal rate of weight loss. To burn 1 pound a week, you would have to cut 500 calories from your daily diet (1 pound=3500 calories). Burning more than a few pounds a week is possible, but it comes with an unwanted consequence: You’re more like to lose muscle along with fat.
The key is here is patience. Another benefit of steady, gradual weight loss is that you’re less likely to gain it all back. Those who are quick to lose weight are also quick to put it back on. What’s the point in all that hard work if you’re just going to gain it back?
By eating a high-protein diet while maintaining a slight calorie deficit, you’ll maximize weight loss and retain muscle, which will eventually lead to your goal: a leaner, more toned body. For some help on burning fat, check out MenScience Boot Camp.
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