Eating Basics of Gaining Weight by Ken Bendor
... Assuming your goal is to gain lean boy mass (muscle), then eating everything regardless of its nutritional content isn't the best idea. You need a combination of protein, carbohydrates and even fat to gain weight so going on a high protein, low everything else diet won't give you the best results either. Carbohydrates and protein are the two most important macronutrients for gaining weight. Carbohydrates give your body its main source of fuel and protein helps build and repair muscle tissue ...
Are you Bulking or Cutting by Zach Bashore
... On the flip side, you may know how to gain muscle, but you need to learn how to gain this muscle without the fear of fat gain. I am going to discuss the basics of bulking and cutting and hopefully give you the knowledge needed to complete your next bulking or cutting diet. Bulking is simply eating more calories than what you are used to eating, but it`s not as simple as it seems. Your calories need to be from healthy bodybuilding foods and not from junk foods like pizza, chips, and cookies.
10 Steps for Weight Loss by Russell Davies
... calories you are consuming - it is very easy to over eat. 10) Supplementing you diet can make fat loss easier. A diet high in protein can help preserve muscle (more muscle means an increase in metabolism). There are also some fat loss supplements available which help boost your metabolism, this is useful as your metabolism may slow during extended periods of dieting. This article is written from my own experiences. I have lost 20lbs of fat and gained 20lbs of muscle. My body fat is 11%.
The Diet Demons by Deborah Caruana
... The more lean muscle tissue you have the higher your BMR, which could be up to a 15% faster. Restrictive, low calorie dieting can cause your BMR to drop by as much as 20%. People living in tropical or very cold environments generally have BMR's 5-20% higher than those living in more temperate climates. Athletes have higher BMRs than most. When caloric intake goes below BMR, as in commercial weight loss programs, the body will 1) Store even more body fat to fend of the perceived threat of ...
Goal Setting for Weight Loss by Chyna Dolores
... You need to remember that sometimes you may ‘gain’ weight as you may have gained some muscle while losing fat. # Another great way to measure your success is to use a tape measure and keep track of your losses. Hips, waist, bust, thigh, calf, arm and neck measurements are the most commonly used measurements to track weight loss progress. You may even like to use an article of clothing to help track your progress. # If your goal is to lose fat, not just weight, than you will need to measure ...
Ten Weight Loss Tips to Ensure Victory in the New Year's "Battle of the Bulge" by David Petersen
... A highly effective way of objectively monitoring your fat loss and lean muscle tissue gain is to monitor your body composition (% body fat, % lean muscle tissue and bone). Try to find a local personal trainer or fitness service that offers body composition tests. Body composition can be measured by a variety of different methods depending on the sophistication of the service. The simplest and least expensive method of determining body composition is by means of skinfold measurement.
Seven Crucial Steps for Long Term Weight Loss by John Tiniakos
... Increases lean body mass (muscle) while reducing body fat - improving body composition and therefore improving physical appearance. 12. Improves self esteem. 13. Causes a natural tendency to be more conscious about eating healthier and therefore may improve a person’s diet. 14. Strengthens the musculoskeletal system protecting the body from unexpected physical shock. 15. Strengthens the body’s immune system and therefore slows down the aging process.