How to Build Muscle & Starve the Fat
You’ve probably heard people
mention “feed your muscles and starve your fat” and just assumed it was some
kind of a gimmick or catch phrase. While it’s a catchy phrase, the philosophy
behind this is no gimmick! Because it’s not a gimmick, this program is also not
a diet, it's about how you build muscle and starve the fat so you transform your body. This isn’t a quick fix solution, but by effectively feeding your muscles
and starving your fat, you will see results that last.
The first key to feeding your
muscles and starving your fat is to set a goal for yourself. This sounds so
simple, it’s easy to overlook. Setting realistic goals in this process help
motivate you and keep you moving forward.
Once you’ve set your goals,
it’s time to do a personal assessment of your current body. This involves
getting an accurate reading of your current fat to muscle ratio. Without this,
you won’t know how much progress you’ve made in feeding your muscles.
This progress must be charted. Again, not only does this work to motivate
you but it also gives you an idea of where you’re at in the process.
When working this process be
sure you recognize that everyone’s metabolism is different, as is your body
type. You need to work with what you’ve got. Remember that in order to starve
your fat and feed your muscles, you need to make sure you’re fueling your body
properly while working out in a way that doesn’t burn muscle along with fat.
One way to super charge this
process is by eating frequently, at least every three hours. This will ensure
your metabolism, regardless of how fast its starting point is, accelerates and
is constantly burning fat. These
meals need to contain complex carbohydrates, lean proteins, and healthy fats.
Healthy fats are found in olive oil, omega-3 fatty acids, and healthy nuts like
almonds. These will help starve your fat and feed your muscles. Remember that
protein is an essential muscle builder and metabolic activator. You really need
1 gram of protein for every pound you weigh.
Specific foods can really
accelerate fat starvation, but the key to real fat loss also rests in drinking
water, and a lot of it. Avoid sodas and alcohol. They bloat you and add
unnecessary calories to your daily intake.
Of course exercise is vital to
feeding your muscle and starving your fat. Focus on high-interval cardio and
strength training. With the right
combination of fitness and food, you don’t even need to worry about supplements.