Learn how to lose stubborn fat without losing muscle.
Losing fat is not an easy feat. It is not 100% accurate what your scale is showing you on a day-to-day basis. Some days you might lose more water, on another day you could drop 5 pounds but 2 pounds of that were muscle that you lost.
So, how to lose stubborn fat without losing muscle? Ask the experts, in this case, the fitness coaches and hosts of the Mind Pump Podcast, an online radio show that talks all fitness related and, usually, is provocative. Its hosts are Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer, Justin Andrews, and Doug Egge. They also have a YouTube channel with more than 240k subscribers.
Check out what they had to say regarding losing stubborn body fat while keeping the muscles you took time to build.
How to Lose Stubborn Fat Without Losing Muscle
“The thing you can do that will have the biggest impact is your nutrition,” Di Stefano says. According to him, adjusting your nutrition rather than trying to burn more calories or adding workouts to make up the difference is better.
“Cutting your calories appropriately will do more to get you lean than adding additional workouts.”
Adam Schafer goes on to explain that for him, even though his diet is on point because he changed jobs and now sits at home a lot, he is not burning as many calories as he used to. So his advice is to try and get an hour of walking every day to up the amount of calories you burn.
Schafer opted for that strategy, instead of cutting down calories, to make sure he continues taking the correct amount of macros. For a guy his size, he doesn’t want to be in a caloric deficit where he is eating less than 2000 calories. This could also be your issue.
In a nutshell, that is how to lose stubborn fat without losing muscle. Depending on what is your body composition, and how tall you are, perhaps the best approach is in nutrition, but it could be that you need to be more active, so you don’t lose muscle, but rather lose fat.
If you want to know more about what the hosts of the Mind Pump Podcast said, check out the video below.
VIDEO – How to Lose Stubborn Fat Without Losing Muscle
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