If youve been rather sedentary most of your life but now you wish to get rid of some fat and add on some muscle then we have some wise words to tell you. If you are starting from scratch, then just ease into things rather than trying to do it all right away. Getting a new diet and doing a full exercise program really quickly will probably end in disaster. Sure, some people have the disposition that allows them to do that. But most people trying to do this all in one go will have a very hard time. So we always advise you to just do things slowly, ease in your new exercise routine and your new diet.
A very important activity you can do is resistance training. This approach to exercise can provide you with many benefits. With regular resistance training there is an important principle involved. Thanks to scientific research we know that you can condition yourself to respond in a certain way with constant resistance training. Your body knows to burn fat stores rather than muscle tissue. In the body, we think that this is ingenious. Constant resistance training is how you develop your muscles and body to burn fat over muscle.
The following suggestion is regarding how you can burn off fat without effecting your muscle mass too greatly. But you need to know that for around the initial 20 minutes into exercise your body will burn off glycogen stores, not fat stores. So, keeping that in mind, you should start off by doing a bit of resistance work during those first 20 or so minutes. Of course, initially you will need to do some warming up and stretches and then you can get onto the resistance training.
Afterwards you can do cardiovascular training which will not be burning glycogen, but fat. So try doing this for a little while then take a look at the results.
Here is a very old but wise piece of information that has been around for ages. But quite surprisingly its something that not many people know about, and itll truly change the eating habits you have. Eat at a slow rate and try to chew your food a number of times. Theres a twenty minute time lag between your stomach getting full and your brain knowing it is.
Therefore if you eat very quickly your stomach and brain wont be in sync, so you will keep eating even if youre physically full. Chewing your food very thoroughly will greatly reduce the chance of indigestion. Also, there are enzymes in your saliva that will be able to digest your food for longer before it gets into the stomach. There are certainly a good number of methods that are flexible when you want to maintain muscle and burn fat. This is great, as you have a few different choices to pick from when youre trying to attain your goal.