Most of my topics are how to lose weight. But there’s one type of weight you want to gain and that’s MUSCLES. Muscles burn more calories every day, so the more you have, the more you burn!
If you’re trying to lose weight, you’re probably in a calorie deficit most days. Good for you. But you can’t really build muscle if you’re in a calorie deficit.
Now, I always recommend you do some weight lifting, just to keep your muscles static while you’re losing weight. You’re going to lose some muscle while dropping the fat, but to minimize it, you need to lift weights a few times a week.
So…you know how I tell you that you need to still LIVE your life while losing the fat? That means there are some days you’re going to be eating more than you’re supposed to.
Remember how I told you that you need to plan out your week in regard of working out and eating? Well, this plays into that.
When you look at your days you are going to lift some weights, but aren’t sure which days you should…look for days where you may have to eat more. For instance, I know there is one day this week, at work , where we’re having a Team Day and that always includes lots of food stuff. So I am pretty sure I will overeat what I usually do on that day. That means…I should LIFT on that day.
Why? Because by eating the more calories and lifting, I won’t necessarily stave off weight gain, but any muscles I build will typically “stick” more and actually be able to grow a little rather than just stay the same like they normally do when I am in my calorie deficit.
To make a long story short, on days you’re eating lots of calories, make those days your LIFT days.