Topic: Can you burn fat without creating muscle?
April 19, 2019 / By Carin Question:
I've lost weight recently, but I ended up having muscles, and I don't want them. I still have around 5 pounds to lose, but I don't want to be muscular.
Is there any way I can change my eating habits also?
Anabella | 1 day ago
>Do NOT eat crap (like carbs and things that look obviously fat).
>You must have a GOOD breakfast (it must be your biggest meal) because it'll accelerate your metabolism.
>Eat very SMALL amounts of food SEVERAL times a day (try to have breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner), to keep your metabolism fast. (If you're constantly putting calories in your body it'll need to keep working in order to absorve the nutrients. And that's why you can't eat crap like sweets or fried stuff, to make sure your body absorve the right nutrients.)
>Breakfast must be the biggest meal and the amount of food has to decrease from then on, being dinner the smallest.
>Dinner MUST be your LAST meal. Your body does not need more energy when you go to sleep.
>Do not mix vegetables with other food that isn't vegetables. Many people don't know/forget that your body takes actually more time to digest vegetables than any other food, because vegetables are mostly cellulose and humans don't have cellulase (the enzyme that catalyzes cellulolysis (the hydrolysis of cellulose)). A slower digestion will ehnance the amount of macromolecules (protos, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids) that you're assimilating in your body, so if your mixing meat (for example) with vegetables, the digestion of each piece of food will retard one another your body is most likely to assimilate every calorie you ate.
>You have to be careful with what you mix. For example, NEVER mix potatoes with rice. (It is always better to eat different types of food separatly).
>You have to be careful with what you eat. Give priority to: fiber, grains, seeds, etc. and most fruit (except bananas (forbidden), grapes and cherries). DO NOT EAT (this is the worse): fried food and sweets (I told you this already but really there's nothing good about that. It does taste good, but healthy food can taste good too).
>Stop drinking. Alcohol is extremely caloric.
>Drink a lot of WATER (1,5 litres is good). Water is a very versatile solvent. All the reactions in cells take place in aqueous solution. Plus your body must be made of at least 70% of water, the more water you have in your body, the less room it'll leave for fat.
>You gain muscle when you work out bodybuilding. You have to work your cardio out: run, swim, play sports, anything that makes you pour sweat in order to get rid of the fat, because lifting weights and stuff doesn't make you loose weight but only converts the fat in muscle. So basically you'll just look as heavy but you'll have muscles instead of fat. So if you don't wanna gain muscle just pay attention to what you eat, drink plenty of water and work your cardio out :)
make it a point to use the steps whenever possible use the bathroom on a different floor at work take the stairs at the bus station the airport or the mall
a handful of unsalted pumpkin seeds make for a healthy mid day snack theyre rich in magnesium which helps lower blood pressure
odds are you re eating too fast try holding a conversation while having a meal so you re not gulping down more than you need to feel full
Originally Answered: How can I burn fat and not muscle?
as i am a personal trainer/fitness expert my professional opinion is that if your losing weight, via increased exercise and change of diet, your 90%-100% not losing muscle mass. My best bet is that your scales arent not accurate.
However its still possible to lose muscle mass if your calorie intake is very low, which tends to happen when your on a diet, people tend to count calories, but yet do not consume enough, you should see a nutritionist, or dietician to give to correct advise when it comes to what yous should be eating when losing weight. Even though your probably dieting, you still need to consume a good number of calories because your body works from energy thats stored in them.
People who usually diet constantly make this mistake. They minimise the amount of calories they consume which allows them to lose weight, but unfortunately, they do not lose fat, but muscle. This is a problem because muscle is the easiest way to lose weight then actual "fat"
exercise tips for burning fat, but containing muscle
*Make sure you are doing some form of heavy resistance (weight) training to maintain your muscle mass
*Try to utilise cardio training at least every other day to keep your metabolism raised at all times
*Get a good rest and recovery; not resting enough will cause fatigue and its difficult to burn energy