Can You Really Build Muscle and Burn Fat?

by Alesha Wilson
(Wilmington, NC)

Building muscles and burning fat is central to weight training and physical conditioning, usually six-pack abs as target. The human body increases fat and muscle as you eat and likewise decreases them with low food intake. Seemingly, building muscle and burning fat are two contradictory activities that cannot be executed simultaneously.

There are secrets on how to add muscles while loosing fats. Reveal them by avoiding the following mistakes:

• Eating insufficient amount of food – Determine the body-building diet for weight maintenance. It should include plenty of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, lean meat, fish, eggs, low-fat dairy products, and mono and polyunsaturated oils. Drink plenty of water.
• Overeating – Know how much should be eaten. Very low calorie diet is not advised but there has to be proper calorie count.
• Eating too much carbohydrates – The body needs carbohydrates but excessive intake is fattening.
• Too much fat intake – Intake of saturated fat and cholesterol must be curtailed. A gram of fat contains 9 calories.
• Protein deficient diet – Protein from dairy products and vegetables are better options than animal protein.
• Inadequate weight training – Intense workout on weight training every other day is prescribed for muscle and bone development. This protects muscles and bones while fat is decreased.
• Weight training with insufficient intensity – The ideal lift for a basic program should be 65% of one’s maximum lift and done in eight to twelve times.
• Overdoing or not doing cardio – Do cardio at a moderate pace along with proper weight training program. The absence of cardio burns no fat and overdoing it means a muscle broken down for fuel.
• Exercising without food intake – Eat before and after exercise.
• Overtraining – Rest whenever your body needs it. Muscle growth needs it.

Let there be discipline where discipline is called for. Nothing else does it better.

Alesha Wilson is a staff writer at, leading natural health website that supplies Mindlinx.

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