“I’m not losing weight? Maybe it’s because I’m gaining too much muscle?” OR “I don’t want to get too bulky” Have you said this to yourself before?
Girl, give your head a shake!!!!…
For beginners who lift weights two or three times a week, typically gain one pound of muscle per month and adding even a tiny bit of extra muscle is well worth the effort.
Scientists speculate that for every three pounds of muscle you build, you increase your resting metabolic rate by about five percent. So if your body burns 1,200 calories per day through your resting metabolism (this doesn’t take into account any exercise), you’d burn an extra 10 to 30 calories per day per extra pound.
Thirty calories is like three Life Savers, right? That doesn’t seem like much. It really is, though. This slight bump up in metabolism can translate into a two to three pound weight loss or the prevention of a two to three pound weight gain over the course of a year.
Not to mention your body will look different: A muscular body that is the same weight as a mushy body always looks smaller, tighter, firmer and more chiseled. Your clothes will look better and you will get compliments for losing weight, looking younger and transforming your body.
Which physique would you rather rock?