Many people who want to lose weight using various methods and are focused on indicators of scales. But none of them think what they lose. As a rule, in the first weeks, the water leaves your body, and then fat or muscle mass begins to burn. If you want your body to be healthy, you should maintain muscle and burn fat. This is a difficult process because fat does not want to leave your body. Loss of muscle mass leads to the disruption of your body. Also, the appearance of a thin body with a small number of muscles looks very beautiful.
Therefore, when you decide to lose weight, you must understand that a quick result is not always good. Losing muscle mass, you are left with fat, which takes away your health.
If health is not in the first place for you, and you only want to get rid of extra pounds, then you can not pay attention to muscle mass and continue to use dangerous methods to lose weight. But, as studies show, muscle mass is the foundation of a healthy body. Muscles allow us to move, give us energy, strength, and affect the general condition of the body. Therefore, if you saw on the scales that you lost a few pounds, do not rush to rejoice.
Unfortunately, most doctors do not pay attention to muscles when they treat people from obesity and its consequences. Scientists argue that it is the muscles that play an important role in the main processes of human life. As a rule, the average person has 50-60 percent of muscle mass. But with age, this percentage decreases, which leads to several diseases associated with joint mobility, metabolic processes, the cardiovascular system, and others.
Loss of muscle mass leads to a loss of skin elasticity and wrinkles. Unfortunately, this is a natural process that cannot be stopped. But you can prevent rapid muscle loss at any age.
Also, muscles help burn fat, so the greater the percentage of muscles, the faster the fat burns.
Ways to improve muscle mass.
If you are a lover of tough food restrictions, then you probably have problems with muscles. Only a balanced diet can provide the muscles with everything necessary for their growth. The main building block for muscle is protein. But this does not mean that you should eat only protein foods. Such a diet will lead to the opposite result and health problems. The balance of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates triggers the metabolic mechanism and improves the state of muscle mass.
A cardio workout is a great option for weight loss. It accelerates the metabolite and starts the process of burning fat. But if you want the process of burning fat faster, then include strength exercises in the training. Thanks to them, the muscles receive a signal that they are needed and begin to grow to satisfy the need of the body. At the same time, during strength exercises, your strength increases and you get more energy.
Not every person can independently measure the amount of muscle mass in his body. Various medical methods are used by specialists. But you can understand the state of your muscles yourself if you pay attention to the state of your body during the day. If you notice that walk up the stairs or lift objects is hard for you too, you are constantly tired, this means that your muscles are not working. You should show them that they are an important part of your body and give them an adequate load that will make them better.