When it comes to weight loss for men there are many common misconceptions and old wives tales about the best way to get started. In this article we are going to look at three of the most common mistakes men make when they want to lose weight.
Men’s Weight Loss Mistake One: Not working on increasing muscle size.
Guys, your muscles are the key to burning fat. Think if your body like a car. If you have a V8 engine compared to a 4 cylinder engine you are going to burn more fuel. Burning more fuel means saying goodbye to body fat.
Get stuck into making your muscles that V8 engine! Here is a great post by a fellow Aussie on this very topic.
Men’s Weight Loss Mistake Two: Doing the wrong style of workouts.
Men have been taught the wrong information when it comes to weight loss. You don’t need to do hours of boring cardio. You don’t need to jog every day. By working hard and fast you are going to be able to crank up your metabolism and get the fat burning furnace running. Work on your big muscle groups, lift weights and short burst of intense cardio and you will be thin before you know it. Your body will have no choice.
Men’s Weight Loss Mistake Three: Not eating enough food!
Not eating enough? WTF?
Yes indeed, one of the biggest mistakes guys make when they are wanting to lose weight is that they stave themselves. This makes the body think that there is a famine going on and guess what happens, you body starts going crazy to conserve energy stores, i.e. fat!
To lose weight effectively you need to tell your body that food is plentiful. Eat a healthy varied diet, enjoy your food, let you body know that there is stacks of food around and there is no need to store energy for the hard times. This is a great info page on healthy eating.
Combine getting plenty of health food with exercise that increases your metabolism and you have a recipe for building lean strong muscle and burning fat at the same time.
So guys, if you want to lose the gut, look great naked and not kill yourself in the process, keep reading the updates. I’ll be sharing some of the best exercises to get that muscle moving in my next update!
Have a great day guys.