|FAT vs MUSCLE|
Saturday, November 12, 2016
MOTIVATION IS OPTIONAL
BUT DETERMINATION IS A MUST
These decisions are formed through the love and respect you have for your body. With us you will aim to lose fat, look fit, be energetic and healthy.
Losing weight is easy but losing fat is really hard.
1 pound of fat (450 gr) = 3500 calories
On the other hand, 1 pound of muscle (450 gr) = 600 calories
If the right program to lose weight is not followed and not supported with the right exercises, the body will easily lose “muscle weight,” and I assure you that this would be the worst thing you can do to your body.
I suggest you go steady, so that the weight loss will be from the right place and be permanent.
This requires patience and discipline.
ARE YOU STILL SAD THAT
YOU’VE ONLY LOST 1 POUND?
Everything begins with food
The primary reason for eating is to feed your metabolism. Every individual needs a certain amount of food to fulfill his metabolic needs. The amount of calories depends on the changes you want to see in your body composition.
To lose fat, and to achieve weight-loss, there should be a negative energy balance. However, the negative energy balance should not fall under the resting metabolism needs. Resting metabolism can work efficiently to burn off the unwanted fat reserves, when it is provided with sufficient fuel.
When the calories are eliminated or fall under the required level as determined by the resting metabolism, the diet will have unfavorable effects on the body composition as well as the body health.
All the conventional diets are bound to fail!
The initial fuel that the body will use is glucose. If the body is undernourished it will resort to the protein, which is the lean muscle mass, in order to obtain fuel the resting metabolism requires. Most people who diet believe that the body will use fat as an alternative energy source. This is wrong. At this point, the fat reserves are of no use to the nervous system.
This is because the nervous system and the brain are the central monitors of the body. They can only use glucose (blood sugar) as fuel and they must find fuel for the body to function.
Muscles and organs can burn fat as fuel but the nervous system can’t do this. Also the body does not have an enzyme that turns fat into glucose. However, there are enzymes that transform protein into glucose in our bodies. Thus, if there is no fuel, then the body will have to turn its muscle mass into glucose in order to feed the nervous system and the metabolism. In reality, if the body continues to consume its own lean mass uncontrollably without other fuel sources, death will be inevitable. In this case, not only skeletal muscles but also tissues with vital importance such as liver, heart muscles, lung tissue and blood cells will be used a source of energy.