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The Answer Is Yes & No

How possible is it to lose weight and at the same time build muscle? Well, that is a question in very many people’s minds today because as much as people want to shed off those extra kilos, they want to end up with a well toned muscle mass. The answer to this question is both yes and no, and here is the reason why. It is possible to lose weight and build muscle at the same time because it would be pointless to lose the fat first then start a process of building muscle.

One thing you have to remember though is that when you build muscle, you will without a doubt weigh more than when you build fat meaning that a well toned and muscular body will weigh more than a flabby fat body. It therefore should not be a discouragement or shock to you when you lose weight only to go to the weighing scale and discover that you weigh more, it could be because of the built muscle.

Watch What You Consume Daily

Logically, you lose weight when you eat the right amounts of calories then let your body work out in order to speed up the metabolism so that the body can be able to expend calories quicker. It is therefore right to say that getting in shape by keeping a close watch of what you consume on a daily basis and then exercising is the surest way to lose weight and build muscle rapidly, than when you decide to do one and leave the other.

Plan Your Exercise Routine

Yes, you heard it right! That resistance training expends calories and builds muscles and when you complement that with cardio training such as walking, jogging, cycling, or swimming, you will without a doubt record a very significant different in your overall health and a great improvement in your fitness level.

One very critical thing that you should know about building muscles is that it will take more calories. In other words, if you have more muscles in your body, it will mean that the body will need to expend more calories. Therefore, you have to ensure that you maintain a good calorie level as you aim to maintain those muscles and then go ahead to keep the body trim and fit.

Body Fat Is More or Fewer Calories

The other critical thing you should know is that it is not possible to turn body fat into muscle. Body fat is more or less calories, only that it has already been converted into fat and stored. Therefore, what you will need to do in order to build muscle is to lose weight. You will need to lose the fat if you want to build the muscle as while they are two totally different things, you have to get rid of one to build the other.

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