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Cutting for Rookies
February 23, 2006
Weight loss is a goal millions of people have but very few people
have the knowledge needed to successfully lose weight. Not only do you have
to eat less calories, you have to know how to keep muscle loss to a minimum
as well. This article will discuss the basics of cutting up, what cutting
is, how to properly cut, and tips to help you lose as much fat as possible.
You should then be able to use what you`ve learned into your own diet and
Cutting is simply stripping the body of excess bodyfat while keeping
as much muscle mass as possible. Call it getting ripped, shredded, or
sliced, it all serves the same purpose; to make the body look the best as
possible. There are three primary reasons for wanting to cut. You may be
training for a bodybuilding competition and need to achieve that "hard"
appearance with cuts and striations. You could be into the bulking-cutting
cycles and want to lose a little bit of fat to look good for a special
occasion. Finally, you could even be naturally prone to carrying excess
bodyfat and want to cut down in order to get that "bodybuilder`s
Most weight loss diets forget the fact that you are trying to lose
fat, not just weight itself. There are even bodybuilders who believe that
they can lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. From a scientific point
of view, it`s simply just not possible to do this because when the body is
in an energy deficit, it cannot gain muscle as well. That is why it is very
important to choose a diet that is one or the other, cutting or bulking.
No matter which diet you choose, there are a few helpful tips that
will speed up the fat loss process. Do some sort of aerobic activity.
Aerobics speed up your metabolism and allows you to eat more calories daily.
You need to engage in a weight lifting routine. Muscle burns calories, which
is exactly what you want to have. Use basic supplements such as a healthy
fat source and a multivitamin. Drink plenty of water, you don`t have to
drown yourself but you should at least stay hydrated. You also need to make
sure that you are getting plenty of sleep. Sleeping will decrease your
chances of gaining unwanted fat from stress so it is a must that you get
eight to ten hours of sleep daily.
Fat loss is a rather simple matter if you have experience doing it.
The first time one goes on a cutting diet you may think ,"Oh my god, I can`t
eat six meals everyday." Or "I can`t go very long without eating junk food."
That`s the beauty of it, when on a cutting diet, you can have a cheat meal
once every two weeks to keep your mind fresh and your body metabolism the
previous healthy nutrients that you were consuming. Do the right thing, go
on a cutting diet. Until next time, peace.
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