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Weight Loss For Men- More Lean Muscle Mass

Many women think that weight loss for men is easier than it is for women. And maybe that is true, men do have more lean muscle mass on average then women. Lean muscle mass is the thing that can keep the metabolism burning hot which will help burn up those calories, but that is really only part of the picture.

You see, men have to deal with slowing metabolism as they age just like women do. In many cases it is caused by the same factors, loss of lean muscle mass. It doesn’t matter that they are male, weight loss for men will be just as challenging if they have less lean muscle mass.

The good news is that if you are really motivated, and you have the right information, there is a lot you can do to reverse this trend and stay in good shape throughout your life.

Here are some points to consider, they may just help a little:

1. Of course, the first thing you need to do before you start to workout, especially if you are over 40, is to go to your doctor and get a thorough physical. The last thing you want to have happen is to find you have some heart related issues after you start working out.

2. Get a plan, better yet, get a personal trainer. The more detailed you are in your workout routine, the more likely you will stick with it. Keeping a workout journal can be an excellent idea, especially when you are first starting.

And, as I said above, having a personal trainer teach you a good workout routine as well as the proper form to use during all the exercises will help you get the most out of each and every workout.

It may just keep you honest too. You will be less likely to slough off if your trainer is there ready to kick you in the butt.

3. Lose the notion of eating “3 squares a day”. That is not the best way to keep your body fueled throughout the day. Keeping your bodies furnace burning hot all day long is the best way to keep those unwanted love handles at bay. And the best way to keep that furnace burning hot all day long is to feed it.

Cut back on the carbs, get out of thinking that beef is a major food group and get in touch with the idea that fish is good for you.

Eat more fruits and vegetables and cut back on the beer and other alcohol. Hey, there has to be some sacrifices if you want to look great!

No matter what your age or current fitness level, weight loss for men can be accomplished and it doesn’t even have to be miserable. Just by making some simple changes to your daily routine you may be able to get back in much better shape. You can look better and feel better so it is worth the small sacrifices.


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Advantages Of Men Weight Loss Versus Women

Ah, the eternal debate: what are the Advantages of men weight loss versus women weightloss and lack of energy?

There are many elements to this question, do men lose weight more easily than women. And what role does lack of energy play, if any, in weight loss?

First of all, I want to make clear that I am not a doctor, scientist or personal trainer. What I am going to share with you in this article is what I have read and learned. I can not guarantee that it is accurate, but if nothing else, it will give you something to think about.

Ok, do men lose weight more quickly than women? From what I have been able to find out the answer would be “yes”. But it’s not what you may think, and that doesn’t mean it is necessarily “easy” for them either.

You see one of the biggest culprits of weight gain as we age, this goes for both men and women, is loss of lean muscle mass.

This happens for several reasons but the biggest reason is that as we get older we tend to move less. Less movement means that our muscles kind of wither away.

When that happens, and you may not even notice it at first, fat can build up in those “crevices” where the muscle once was. As your lean muscle mass deteriorates your metabolism slows down. This then can become a bad cycle.

Another thing to consider is that being out of shape can lead to a lack of energy. When you are feeling out of energy the last thing you want to do is workout. Again, a downward spiral.

To combat all of this just find the motivation, or hire someone to help you find it, to work out. Eat right, build up your lean muscle mass and you will find that you have more energy and your metabolism will burn hotter making it easier for you to stay at a healthy weight.

To be honest, none of this is rocket science. Today most of us know that a lot of what our parent’s generation thought about staying in shape was wrong.

We know that the idea of eating 3 big meals a day is wrong. All you accomplish by doing that is you flood your body with more calories at one time than it can process.

We now know that it’s better to eat small, healthy meals throughout your day to keep your metabolism burning hot.

We also know that even women need to do some weight training so that they can keep their lean muscle mass too. And we also know that since women don’t have enough of the hormones that build big muscles, it would be impossible for a woman to “bulk up” accidentally.

There may not be as many advantages of men weight loss versus women weightloss and lack of energy as we may have originally thought. To a large degree it seems as if we all have pretty much the same challenges. And it also seems we may all need pretty much the same solutions.


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Weight Loss Support Is Important for Best Results

Let’s be honest, losing weight isn’t easy. If you are like most people then you have tried to lose weight more than once; probably several times. You meant well, you were motivated, and you found the perfect plan for you, but even if you were able to drop a few pounds you put them all back on. So, why does this happen, and how can you prevent it from happening again? The answer is to have weight loss support to help you.

How you get that support can vary, but it’s important to being able to lose weight and to keep it off. As you know, there are tons of diet programs out there, and more are being released all the time. But that shouldn’t make any sense when you think about it. After all, if a diet really worked, then there wouldn’t be much of a need for any other diet to take its place.

The reason new diets are coming out is that people have a hard time sticking to the old diets. In reality, they will have just as difficult of a time sticking to the new diets too, unless they can find some weight loss support.

Family and friends are usually the first people we think of to give us some help. But be careful! Not all family and friends will be willing to support you. Sure, they care for you, but they may not understand how important losing weight is to you. So, instead of encouraging you, they will tell you that you’re just fine the way you are, and that you don’t really need to lose any weight. Even worse, some of them may tease you and intentionally try to get you to go back to your old habits. That’s not to say everybody will do that, but you should be aware of it if it happens.

Diet and exercise are the two main ways of losing weight. Therefore, if you can work with a professional dietician or nutritionist then that would make an excellent addition to your weight loss support team. The same is true if you have a personal trainer to help you exercise.

One if the most effective ways to get support is to join a group of people who are also trying to lose weight. Overeaters Anonymous (OA), Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) and Weight Watchers are some of the more popular choices. These groups help because they let you be open about your troubles, failures and successes. In other words, you can feel free to share your journey to healthier weight with people who understand.

Don’t underestimate the power of weight loss support, especially if you have tried diet after diet without any lasting success. The more support you get, the better. Almost any diet has the potential to work, but if none of them have worked for you, then it’s not your fault. Perhaps you didn’t realize how much of a difference having a support team could make.


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Walking For Weight Loss

Doesn’t it seem like every day brings us another fad diet or other so-called “weight loss miracle”? Don’t get me wrong, I know a lot of these plans really do work, but that’s not the problem. The problem is that there are just so many that it makes it hard for the average person to figure out which ones work and which ones they should pass on. But there is one method that is ideal…walking for weight loss. Let’s take a look at why it is such a good option for shedding those extra pounds.

Before we get to why it’s so good, it’s important to understand a bit about how losing weight works. It all comes down to a simple equation: 3,500 calories is equal to one pound of body weight. So, if you take in an extra 3,500 calories compared to what you burn off, then you will gain a pound. If you get rid of 3,500 calories, you will lose a pound. There are a few exceptions to this because some calories are more easily stored, and not all exercise is the same. Regardless, physical activity is an important part of any weight loss plan.

Almost everybody can go for a walk. Even those who may be missing a leg are usually able to walk. What’s the best way of walking for weight loss? The answer is as simple as can be. All you need to do is put one foot in front of the other, then repeat the process for as many times as you wish.

Another benefit of walking for weight loss is that you need any special equipment, except for a comfortable pair of shoes. There’s no need to buy any special clothes, and you don’t have to join a gym or pay a personal trainer, either.

Walking is a low-impact way to burn calories. In theory, you could walk for hours at a time, though that wouldn’t be practical. Still, if you have been inactive until now, it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor about your plans. They will be aware of any underlying medical concerns, and can let you know if there are any precautions you need to take.

Exercise burns calories, but it has another benefit for weight loss and that is boosting your metabolism. You will get a little extra help burning calories for a few hours after you have stopped walking. Of course, the more brisk you walk, the more calories you will burn. But any walking is better than none at all.

Finally, people are built to walk. We’re bipedal; it’s in our DNA. It only makes sense that one of the best things you can do for your health is to use the body in a way it was designed for. But…none of this matter if you don’t take action. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and start walking for weight loss.


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