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Bodybuilding weight loss diet

Posted by: Shawn

It might sound like a paradox to put weight-loss and bodybuilding in the same sentence because bodybuilding is all about weight-gain and not weight-loss. So we need to be more specific when we say weight-loss because what we actually mean is fat-loss and there is a big difference.

The first thing that we need to do when thinking of losing fat specifically is to calculate how many calories you eat every day. If your objective is to lose fat and still continue to gain muscle you first need to forget all the guesswork and guess estimations. It is very important to know what you eat now!

It will take you 20 minutes from your life but you need to start the process correctly and find out how many calories you eat every day. You then need to work out what your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is using the formula that specifically applies to your age, your height and your current weight.

This formula is BMR = 66 + 13. 7 x bodyweight + 5 X height - 6.8 X age which you then gives you a figure of what your average amount of calories you are using just to keep going a stay alive. You can then create your diet of 45% carbs, 35% protein, and 20% fat.

If you are training correctly and using compound exercises and doing it with HIIT or CrossFit type of training you will get the results that you are looking for. You need to be aware of the fact that your body has been geared to store fat to survive over thousands of years.

You are then trying to change the way that your body uses fat every day and that speeds up your metabolism not only because of the EPOC (Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption) or afterburn but also because of the increasing amount of muscle that you hold which speeds up your BMR.

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