The ultimate secret weapon for faster and safer fat loss …
Can you guess it?
If you said walking, I’ll give you partial credit.
If you said muscle, I’ll give you full credit.
Building muscle is the secret to fat loss
That’s right … something I probably don’t talk about enough … building muscle.
It’s the single greatest asset you can carry to assist with your fat loss efforts.
Because it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Requires more calories to maintain than fat.
Allows you to burn more calories at rest.
Improves insulin sensitivity.
And, offers more storage for carbs (so they don’t get stored as body fat).
I mean, who doesn’t want to be able to eat more food and burn more calories at rest?
Sign me up.
It takes TIME and PATIENCE to build muscle
Muscle building takes TIME (like real time) and it’s SLOW (like real slow – unless you’re a total newbie) and it’s SCARY (if you have a fear of eating more and seeing the scale go up).
That’s why I struggled for years with committing to build any appreciable muscle.
I knew the benefits so I’d be like … ok, let’s do this!
I’d start eating more … then I’d see the scale go up and would be like … nope, fuck that, I’m cutting calories again.
It’s no wonder I spun my wheels for so damn long.
Couldn’t get out of my own way.
The other part of my problem was I witnessed muscle building gone wrong like 1000 times.
The “dirty bulk” where dudes would pound as many calories as possibly while claiming “gainz” and the only thing gaining was their gut.
Or, nutrition programs who would force feed people to the point of excessive fat gain and make them believe it was muscle.
Like I said … building muscle takes time and can be a little scary if you don’t know what you’re doing.
But, the payoff is more than worth it if you do it properly.
Once I finally got my head out of my ass and made the commitment to building real muscle, I was able to eat more freely while staying lifestyle lean.
The best part is that now I can tighten things up for like 2-4 weeks and be pretty damn fit for summer.
Some may say it’s genetics or I’m lucky.
But, the reality is that my genetics suck and I have an under active thyroid.
Even with that, I can maintain on over 3,000 calories because I put in the work to build muscle.
Now, some people get concerned that they won’t like how they look with more muscle on their frame.
Which is silly.
You don’t plop your ass in a car and magically become a Nascar driver. So, what makes you think you’ll pick up a single dumbbell and magically look like a bodybuilder?
You get to decide the physique you want.
If it’s more toned … that means more muscle.
If it’s getting leaner … that means more muscle.
Want to be more athletic? … that means more muscle.
And, if you want to lose body fat more efficiently … more muscle is your single greatest ally (with walking being a close second).
Since I’ve already rambled on long enough, I won’t get into the HOW of building muscle.
It’s not as simple as “just eat more.”
I’ll do a part 2 or maybe I’ll just do a whole podcast episode on the topic.
Speaking of which, if you’re not a Mind Over Macros podcast subscriber … what are you even doing with your life? 😉
Let’s get started on your fat loss plan!
Anyway, muscle building should be something that’s PHASED into your overall plan.
It’s likely not something you want to tackle on your own.
Especially if you’re mental like me lol.
If you need help in walking through that process in the most effective way possible and have goals to get leaner and more toned …
And, you want to dramatically improve your relationship with food.
Let’s chat to see if it’s a good fit 🙂