Burst Training Burns Fat, Not Muscle
Most future brides don’t take the time to differentiate between weight loss and muscle loss. As long as the scale says that you’ve lost those extra pounds…and as long as the dress finally fits…you don’t need to worry about anything else, right?
Sure, that will help you fit into your gorgeous dress for the big day, but you could be setting yourself up for even more weight issues later. And don’t you want to look just as fabulous at your first, fifth, even twentieth anniversary as you do on your wedding day?
Most wedding crash diets don’t shed weight or fat — instead, they shed muscle, which is what your body needs! Here’s the thing with crash diets. They require you to eat as little as possible, and burn as many calories as you need. All these changes take their toll on a woman, and the body ends up eating at the muscles just to expend energy and keep the body going.
Why is this bad?
You may lose weight in the short term. But the consequences will bite you once you go back to your regular diet, and it will bite your hard. Women who undergo crash diets will gain weight faster, and have a harder time losing it all.
On the other hand, burst training has been proven to shed fat and not muscle, and medical studies have been shown to support this. For example, in a medical study performed in Australia, women between 18 to 30 were assigned to three different exercise groups for 15 weeks. One used standard stead-state exercise. Another used HIIT (aka, burst training). And the third was the control group.
The results were quite impressive. Ladies who were assigned to the HIIT group experienced fat loss — a total of three times as much as the other groups. Obviously, the other groups won’t do if you’re trying to lose weight.
If you want to lose fat and not muscle, all while improving your overall health, then burst training is the way to go. If you keep at it, you will get to your target weight without having to worry about putting it all back on after the wedding.
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