Three Musts For Weight Loss

For those of you who are looking to lose weight as quickly as possible, there are a few things you must be sure you are doing.

Failure to do these things could really sacrifice the results you see due to the physiological process that go on in the body when one goes on a very low calorie diet.

Since weight loss is a function of calories in versus calories out, it's important to be monitoring your calorie intake and bringing it low enough that you are in a deficit that will allow fat loss to take place.

That said, when you do have this deficit at quite a high amount, the chances of muscle mass loss are much higher as well.

In order to prevent muscle mass loss on a diet, three things are necessary.

1. Be sure you are taking in 1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day.

2. Be sure you are not lifting weights more than four days a week for forty-five minutes each session.

3. Be sure you are not getting caught in the 'more-is-better' cardio mindset, where you quickly find yourself doing hours upon hours of cardio.

So, if you're reaching for fast fat loss, these are three factors you don't want to skimp on.

Obviously it's more complicated than this when trying to achieve optimal results, but this is a very good start and guideline to go by.