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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Must Read For Men, Is It Scientifically Possible To Lose Fat and Gain Muscle Simultaneously?

First I wanted to start by saying that health and fitness has been my passion for the past 27 years. I have always trained naturally, I have never used any type of anabolic steroid. The following information I have found true; through my testing, research and by lots of trial and error I tested on myself, friends and fitness clients.

Through my research I have found that most adults can only gain 15 pounds of muscle per year, while losing 52 pounds of fat. This is only 1.25 pounds of muscle gained per month and one pound of fat loss per week. If we use these numbers we only need to eat 116 calories in excess of our daily requirements per day. As you can see this is a very small amount of energy that's required to build this amount of muscle per month.

Now lets take a look at fat loss, a good weekly goal for building muscle and losing fat simultaneously is to lose one pound per week. This is easily accomplished by eating 500 calories less than our bodies requirements for daily maintenance and exercise. The big question is, if the human body can function for months while being in a negative calorie intake then where do we get this extra energy from? well, this is probably pretty obvious, we store the extra energy as body fat so when we let ourselves go into a negative calorie state our body's will switch over to burning fat storage mode.

Most of us only think of the food that enters our mouth as available energy, now think of this, if you are only 10 pounds over weight this means that you are carrying around 35,000 calories of extra energy. This is enough stored energy to build 10 lbs of muscle without consuming extra calories. So is it possible to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time? absolutely yes! None of this will happen if your on a high carb diet, and don't consume enough protein for building lean muscle tissue. Remember, these extra calories we carry around as fat storage will not turn into muscle, however these stored calories give us the energy needed to help build new muscle tissue. This is why you still need to eat enough protein, example, a 200 pound man will need 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight every gram of protein contain 4 calories, so a 200 pound person needs 200 grams of protein per day this is only 4 x 200 = 800 calories of protein. Your protein should come from; lean meats, chicken, beef, fish and pork. The rest of your calories should come from low glycemic carbs from lettuce, broccoli, spinach, kale, asparagus and brussel sprouts. You should also eat more healthy fats like avocados, almonds and take a good omega 3 supplement, this will help balance your good fats with your bad ones.

Having a higher fat diet has been also proven to increase men's testosterone level where a lower fat diet decreases testosterone. Testosterone is a very important key element in building muscle and burning fat so as you can probably see the benefits to eating a lower garb high protein/fat diet. Well there you have it not only scientific proof but real proof that yes you can gain muscle and lose fat Simultaneously by manipulating your food intake.

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