Everyone is on a diet. You are either on a weight loss diet, a weight maintaining diet, or a weight gaining diet. Each have different diet requirements, and you are on one of them. Your diet may be unconscious or planned.
If you are trying to lose weight you have to burn off more calories than you take in. Adding cardio to your daily diet can be the number one key to accelerating this process. Calories in and calories out, it’s that easy. Cutting calories moderately and increasing cardio activity will put you in the weight loss category.
For maximum fat loss we recommend 5-7 days of cardio a week, along with 3-4 days of weight training. Increasing the number of cardio sessions is a key ingredient in weight loss. When trying to maintain your weight we recommend only 3-4 days of cardio a week, along with 3-4 days of weight training.
If you are trying to gain weight you have to take in more calories than you burn off. Adding a protein drink is much easier way to add calories to your daily intake, plus It’s a healthy addition without gaining more body fat.
If you are trying to maintain your weight you have a balancing act. This can be done through a balanced diet of protein, carbohydrates, and fats. There are many popular diets out there like Paleo, Adkins, Keto and Mediterranean.
The first 3 diets are very high in fat, protein and low in fiber. The last one is a much more balanced approach. The Mediterranean diet has healthy fats like olive oil and avocado, with mostly fish for protein and vegetables for carbohydrates, not saturated fats like the other 3 diets. Research your options, learn about each diet. Whatever one you select, be sure it fits your lifestyle.
At www.dumbbellclub.com we recommend weighing yourself at least once a week. This will keep you on point. You will discover what diet you are actually on – weight maintaining, weight gaining or weight losing. The scale will be your guide.