Sunday, August 26, 2012

Focus on losing weight or building muscle first?

BUILD MUSCLES! Why? The more muscle on your frame, the faster your metabolism will be and the more calories you will burn, just by being alive! It will be easier to lose fat when your metabolism is increased. Muscle burns 3x as many calories as the same amount of fat! Crazy right? Also, eating every 2 1/2- 3 hours is crucial to keep your metabolism working fast! At first you may find yourself eating when you aren't even hungry, but once your body gets used to the routine, you'll be more than hungry when those 2 hours pass! That's because your metabolism is working crazy fast! GOOD SIGN! If cardio is going to be a part of your routine, stick to HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)-Moderate intensity cardio alternated with high intensity intervals. HIIT is considered more effective then regular cardio because you burn through fat while still maintaining muscle! Most cardio sessions are lengthy and can start to burn through precious hard earned muscle. BAD. Stick to HIIT!


  1. Thanks so much for this! I was actually just thinking about this. I am starting to lose weight and wasnt if me lifting heavy weights does really make sense at this stage of my journey. But you answered my question! Thanks so much!!!

  2. HI :) i love your story very inspirational. im working on building my booty also but right now im not sure if i should increase my calories im just not sure if im going to gain weight in unwanted places because i can gain weight fast. im not a natural slim person i work hard to stay slim but last year i was too slim that i lost my booty. i usually do full body workouts three times a week. Right now im 106-108 5'1. eat around +-1600 calories. i have gained a lot of muscles in these past months. i feel a lil lost in my workouts but i know this is something i want just like everyone else having bad times that lead to discouragement.

  3. How many days a week should I do cardio?