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Go From Obese To Lean With The Right Combination

Jul 27, 2008
This is not a joke, a piece of equipment, nor a magic diet... the powerful combination that is spoken of is simply diet and weight training.

I hope that didn't let your build up down. Weight training with proper diet is a powerful combination that not only melts the fat from your body, but increases your fat burning muscle. This combination is much greater than just weight training alone or dieting alone.

The first mistake that beginners make is run, run, and then run some more. Running will initially cause you to lose some fat, but after a short period of time the fat will actually begin to accumulate. Without consistent improvement on this running your metabolism will actually slow down.

The second mistake that beginners make on this journey is ignoring the hard work that is reworking your diet. The hardest part of going from obese to lean is taking your now diet and cutting out the crap.

In a study that took 40 obese women and put them through three different methods of weight loss... the same methods mentioned above...

- Only weight lifting
- Only diet
- Weight lifting and diet

So changing the diet is one of the hardest things to do; however, the women that changed just their diet...

- Lost 4.47 kg of weight - That seems pretty good
- Lost 3.56 kg of fat - That seems pretty good too
- Lost .91 kg of lean mass - Lean mass is muscle and that is real bad

Obviously changing just the diet has some desirable affects such as losing weight and fat, but losing muscle is not good. Less muscle will decrease your metabolism... and that can increase the speed at which fat accumulates.

The women who only took up weight training...

- Gained .45 kg of weight - Not so desirable
- Lost .62 kg of fat - Very desirable
- Gained 1.07 kg of lean mass - Very desirable

Weight training alone, in the short term, does not have the best affect you might want. This is to be expected and it also depends on the type of weight training. The good thing about the weight training is it increases you metabolism... that eats fat!

Those women that performed the combination of both diet and weight training accomplished...

- Lost 3.89 kg of weight - Very desirable
- Lost 4.32 kg of fat - Very desirable
- Gained .43 kg of lean mass - Very desirable

Now that is what I am talking about! Together the change in diet and weight training accomplished all of the desirable affects that any person obese or not would want. So now you know that to accomplish the fat and weight loss you desire you must change your diet and add weight training.
About the Author
Dan Boyle is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer. He has been surrounded by health his whole life. His Mom was a dietitian and he has been weight training for over 7 years. To learn more about fighting obesity and getting ripped, visit http://www.fitness-analyzer.com
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