Losing weight can be a Herculean task, which is why there’s so much advice (and a lot of misinformation) out there. And if losing weight is indeed difficult or, in other words, requires some effort, imagine that in the process you are also trying not to lose muscle mass. This is all the more difficult since in order to lose weight we have to expend more calories than we consume and this will lead to muscle loss. The deficit between the calories expended versus the calories consumed leads the body to resort to other sources of energy, namely the accumulated fats, but also the muscles. How to avoid this? This is precisely what we are going to demonstrate with four simple tips.
4 tips for losing weight without losing muscle mass
Consult a nutrition specialist. Now that’s fundamental advice whenever you need or want to lose weight. With expert monitoring, you avoid putting your health at risk. With regard to such weight loss without loss of muscle mass, the specialist should advise you on some dietary supplements, rich in vitamin D and BCAA at the start, to maintain your muscles.
Just avoid dieting. Losing weight is immediately tied to dieting, but it’s far from the only option. Along with a balanced diet, you must combine the practice of physical exercises that will also help you lose weight and that will not do so much damage to your muscle mass.
Eat protein-rich foods. Muscle tissue is made up, in part, of amino acids that reside in protein. Thus, protein consumption is essential to lose weight without losing muscle mass.
Take exams. To follow the process and make sure that by losing weight you are not losing muscle mass, you need to do some tests. In addition, of course, it identifies other possible health problems that may arise in a process that, as we have already explained, can damage the body.