Quick weight loss usually means muscle loss

This is a great article I found about quick weight loss. This is the way those thin celebs did it. You might think that celebrates know how to drop the extra pounds fast, but in reality the only pounds you can lose fast are the ones you gain fast. So, if I gain 3 pounds over the weekend, I can lose it in a couple of days following that weekend. If the fat hangs around for a while it becomes hard and is difficult to lose. People that have been overweight for several months or years now have stubborn fat that will take more time to lose.

Don’t stop trying, but you should realize that stubborn fat won’t disappear using a quick weight loss diet. With a fast diet you will lose weight, but mostly muscle. So, “What the difference?” you might ask. First of all, you will weight less but the fat will still be there. You’re not going to change the way you look. And second, your know going to change the way you feel. And the worst part is the weight will come back. Why, when you lose muscle your body doesn’t burn as many calories. It a “Catch22″, The more muscle your body has the more calories you burn naturally. You don’t have to do any extra work, your body will just burn say 2000 calories a day just to maintain the muscle you have, but when your body mass is say 20% fat, and less muscle, your going to burn less calories naturally.

I’m sure you’ve hear friends say ” They never workout and their so thin, they eat everything. ” Well, it’s true the less fat you have the more calories your body burns naturally. So it does take a major lifestyle change to lose body fat permanently.

To succeed in losing weight by losing body fat, you have to change what your eating (get on a better Diet). Yes, you have to count calories, but you don’t have to cut way back. Most people gain weight because they eat more calories then they burn. You eat and drink 3000 calories a day and only burn 2000, guess what, your weight will go up. You do that everyday and you will put on weight. Even if you workout an hour a day, an most of us don’t, you only burn an extra 300 or so.  Without that workout the average person with today’s lifestyle burns less than 2000 calories, women normally burn less than men. A typical workout today is good for your heart and helps with circulation but doesn’t burn any fat. You have to spend hours in the gym everyday to burn body fat.

The best way to lose body fat is to change your diet, (change the foods you eat). When you eat healthy foods and break the salt and sugar habit, eat fresh then you will lose weight and your body will burn that body fat.

THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — If you lose weight too fast, you lose more muscle than when you shed excess pounds more slowly, a small study says.

The researchers put 25 participants on a five-week very-low-calorie diet of just 500 calories per day. Another 22 volunteers went on a 12-week low-calorie diet of 1,250 calories per day.

The investigators found that right after the end of their diets, both groups had similar levels of weight loss. The average weight loss was a little over 19 pounds among those on the very-low-calorie diet and just under 19 pounds among those on the low-calorie diet.

The researchers then looked at the loss of fat-free mass, which includes all the tissue in the human body, except fat. The major tissues are blood, bones, organs and muscles. However, the mass of the organs, blood and bones does not change during dieting. Therefore, changes in fat-free mass during dieting are mainly due to changes in muscle mass.

Participants on the very-low-calorie diet had lost about 3.5 pounds of fat-free mass, compared with 1.3 pounds among those on the low-calorie diet. Fat-free mass accounted for 18 percent of weight loss in the very-low-calorie diet group and 7.7 percent of weight loss in the low-calorie diet group, the study found.

Four weeks after the end of their diets, reductions in fat-free mass averaged 1.8 pounds among those in the very-low-calorie diet group and 0.7 pounds among those in the low-calorie diet group. Fat-free mass accounted for 9.4 percent of weight loss in the very-low-calorie diet group and 2.9 percent of weight loss in the low-calorie diet group, according to the report.

The findings were presented Wednesday at the European Congress on Obesity in Bulgaria.

“Loss of fat-free mass was higher after rapid than slow diet-induced weight loss with similar total weight loss,” said the study’s authors, Roel Vink and Marleen van Baak, of the School for Nutrition, Toxicology and Metabolism at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and colleagues.

However, the authors also pointed out in a meeting news release that muscle loss among people in the very-low-calorie diet was likely overestimated immediately after they completed the diet, compared with four weeks later.

This is likely because they had a larger loss of water and glycogen (a natural form of sugar in the body) when they had just completed the diet than four weeks later, the researchers explained.

If you really want to lose your body fat than look for my e-books at the websites listed below. You’ll get information on Healthy eating, exercise, and diet. Instead of spending hours on the internet reading dozens of posts, you can save time by picking up one of my e-books. 

There are two e-books. “How Bad Do You Want To Lose Weight?” is available at all the online bookstores selling for $1.99. Go to any of the websites below and search the title to find my e-book. This book gives you all you need to lose weight without spending money on gym memberships, diet plans or meal plans. Look for my book. at Amazon.com, B&N.com, iBooks, Kobo.com, Scribd.com, or Gardner Books in the U.K.

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