Want to Lose Weight But Keep Muscle? We Tell You How!
Weight loss – achieved by consuming less food, fewer calories and doing more cardio, correct?
Sure, all of these things will help you to lose weight. But it will also most likely result in a loss of muscle mass which means a slower metabolism and an increased likelihood of regaining the weight back once you stop dieting! This can encourage what is known as “yo-yo” dieting.
When we start dieting and restricting our food intake, our bodies will start to break down its muscle as energy. This means that when we lose weight, we not only lose body fat but also lean muscle. However, by increasing our protein intake, following a healthy diet and combining both strength training for muscle development, as well as cardio exercise to burn calories, we can better lose weight (body fat) and build &/or maintain lean muscle mass. More muscle mass = faster metabolism and the more calories our bodies burn even while we are resting!
Eating more protein doesn’t mean you need to be drinking 6 protein shakes every day and eating only chicken breast and broccoli! It means including a quality source of protein with every meal and snack while also enjoying a wide variety of other nutritious foods such as wholegrain breads and cereals, fruits, vegetables, nuts & seeds and low fat dairy products.
Curves Nutrition Program provides you with a 30-minute resistance and cardio workout as well as a scientifically researched customizable diet plan that is high in protein to help you not only lose weight but also build muscle so that you maintain your weight loss.
*It is important when consuming a high protein diet that we are also consuming plenty of dietary fibre to prevent constipation and drinking at least 2 litres of water every day.