Muscularity is equal to masculinity, thus the reason why women of the past do not aim for muscles. However, women of this generation see muscles as a symbol of being healthy and sexy. This article will outline 5 ways on how to lose fat and gain muscle especially for women.
Eat just enough so that your body can function properly. Control the amount of food you take by preparing or ordering a serving that’s good for one person only. Avoid dining in restaurants that offer combo meals or “good for two” servings since there will be a high tendency that you’ll just finish every last bite served.
Do you know that the mere act of biting, chewing, and swallowing your food also burns calories? That means you must start chewing and tasting your food slowly so you’ll burn more calories. Furthermore, well-digested food promotes fullness, thus avoiding unnecessary food consumption.
Engage in cardio exercises at least twice a week. Cardio exercises are those that increase your heart rate up to the fat burning zone. Typical cardio exercise equipment includes treadmills, elliptical trainers, and stair mills. These machines require a high amount of physical exertion, thus your body needs to work harder to burn fats for energy. A quick tip to remember is: do not hold the handle bars unless necessary because this decreases the efficiency of the exercise.
The best way to build and strengthen the muscles is through resistance training. These include weight lifting exercises and the use of resistance bands. The opposing force from the weights forces the muscles to harden in order to successfully accomplish the task. If you notice, the people who do jobs that require physical exertion like carpentry, have naturally developed strong muscles because of the ‘workout’ they get while working.
If you aim to build your muscles, eating foods that are a rich source of protein like lean meat and beans can greatly help. Not only that, it will also help you burn more calories faster. This is because muscles boost up your metabolism since they consume more calories than fat does, thus causing you to lose weight and gain muscles faster.
Though women genetically has lower metabolism compared to men, this will never be a reason for any woman to allow obesity and low self-esteem to consume them. By learning how to reduce your weight and how to lose belly fat and gain more muscles, you will be able to see yourself in a better angle.