We all know that in order to get leaner and lose fat is to put your body in a caloric deficit.
This simply means, consuming less energy from food than you burn on a day-to-day basis.
This “deficit” allows you to burn more fat than you store and thus, reduce your fat tissue in time.
However, while this loss of weight makes you feel good mentally and better about yourself as a whole, it’s probably not the best way to go for athletes and gym-goers as it is a form of controlled starvation.
Eventually, the metabolism slows down and in the end, that caloric deficit becomes maintenance.
Furthermore, a prolonged deficit will likely cause muscle loss, which will further make you look exhausted and skinny.
There’s a big difference between someone saying “hey, you look leaner” versus “hey, you’re looking skinny”!
Instead, you want to retain most of your lean body mass and improve your overall musculature and aesthetics.
There are simply two ways to get into a caloric deficit:
The first way is to simply calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and then decrease your food intake until you get a deficit of about 400-500 calories per day.
In doing this, you’ll probably lose about 1 lb per week.
However, using this approach may lead to premature burnout and a slower metabolism, due to the metabolic adaptations that set in, such as decreased non-training activity.
Now, the second way you can create a caloric deficit (which I recommend), is by maintaining or slightly increasing your food intake, while also increasing your caloric output with more intense exercise. Basically, outwork your calorie intake.
This is in fact, the better option, because you will be doing more, but you won’t need to starve yourself.
During a weight loss phase you should emphasize on resistance training and cardio.
This type of training will create the sufficient stimulus for your body to maintain the structure of the muscles, and will also make you look tighter and more defined!
Additionally, you can include high-intensity interval training workouts to shed off those extra calories!
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In a nutshell, your weight loss phase must be accompanied by both moderate and high intensity training, to stimulate the variety of metabolic processes going on behind the scenes, as this will help you retain the rate of your metabolism and more aesthetic physique overall.
Combine this with the highest quality food sources, good sleep and no stress and you will be well on your way to your most aesthetic and functional physique.
By Lewis Ashby C.S.C.S.