Should You Lose Fat or Build Muscle First?

Fat-loss and muscle-building are sort of like the chicken and the egg of healthy body recomposition. When you shed pounds and lose fat (especially around your belly), you speed up your metabolism and have the energy to take on harder workouts and, in turn, build muscle. However, muscle-building can also support fat-loss since muscle is highly metabolically-active tissue. That means the more muscle you have, the higher your basal metabolic rate (BMR), or the number of calories your body burns at rest. Up your muscle mass, and you can also lose more fat.

So this leads to a difficult question. Lose fat or build muscles first? Well, studies have proven that you can simultaneously lose fat and build muscles 💪 at the same time. This is especially true when you just started weight training (less than 2 years of weight training) and either you are overweight or underweight (skinny). If you are a seasoned lifter, it is unlikely that you can lose fat and build muscles at the same time. But what’s important is be consistent with your training and keep your protein intake optimal.

Reference:

https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/experts-debate-should-you-lose-fat-or-build-muscle-first/?utm_source=FACEBOOK&utm_medium=FB+MyFitnessPal&utm_term=Article&utm_content=Weight-Loss&utm_campaign=20201106&fbclid=IwAR243GLtspuYUmCynBw-F0Z9lHNkqQkdh6Wmza-q5Myu9_sK1ZvWLObZKAM

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