One of the most common ‘face palm’ moments for any fitness professional is when he or she is put through an unfair question “what must I eat?” Well, if you think that every fitness professional has a list of diet plans for every type of individual, who does every kind of work, who eats all kinds of food etc, you are making a monkey out of you. To know how much of food you must eat, you should try to figure out your goal i.e. whether it is muscle gain that you are looking forward to or fat loss.
Regrettably, the fact of the matter is that almost all the people looking forward to a fit body want to lose fat and gain muscle. Even more regrettably, most people flinch at the thought of suffering the ramifications of choosing one over another. While muscle gain will require you to eat bulking diet, it also puts on weight, which is not cool for anyone. On the contrary, dieting down to gain weight will coat the hard earned muscle. To our pleasant surprise, this recomposition can be achieved without much stress. If you think eating a bulking diet for a few days in a week and later balancing it with cardio will help, you are wrong. In fact, it won’t do you any good. It is not entirely impossible to achieve a recomposition, but a bit tricky. What lies discreetly is the fact that paying attention to diet can give you just what you want.
To allow muscle gain, eat more calories than what you expend, but then if you are wondering that losing fat is impossible without reducing the number of calories, you are right. Therefore, how must you reconcile these diametrically opposed things?
A simple solution is to look at the caloric needs of individuals and not charter on the basis of height or weight. Eat more calories on some days and less on others. The days you take more calories are days when you should increase your activity level i.e. work out more. By cycle, we are referring to cycling i.e. calorie cycling and carb cycling.
To follow cycling, you must determine the calorie needs of your body for training and non-training. To determine calorie needs, one must look at calorie formulae. Understand that all calorie formulae are not the same and do not have the same effect on every person. The first formula is to check your weight and multiply it by an integer between 12 and 16. The answer you get will be the number of calories you need. Subtract a few calories for weight loss and add few for muscle gain. You should be able to see changes in your body soon after.
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