Our expert says:
The basic principles of building lean muscle tissue and reducing fat% are as follows: 1) Exercise - plenty of aerobic or cardio workouts (e.g. running, jogging, skipping, swimming, cycling or spinning or rowing) to burn energy and reduce body fat Plus plenty of working with weights to build muscle - both processes take TIME - and can't be achieved in a short while. 2) Eating a diet that provides 2 g of protein per kg body weight while you are building muscles and then is reduced to about 1.4 g protein per kg body weight while you do maintenance Plus plenty of carbs to fuel your exercise and save your protein (this means eating carbs so that you don't have to use protein for fuel) - the diet you describe is far too high in protein and probably also too high in energy. I would seriously urge you to consult a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), who will have to obtain a diet history and then calculate if your protein and energy intakes are not excessive thus preventing you from reducing your body fat%. The dietitian will then advise how you should change your diet.
Good luck with your programme
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