So should you bother doing exercise or weight resistant training?
For every pound of fat you have, your body burns 2 calories a day, literally just to hold on to it
So if you lose 50lbs of fat you will burn 100 calories less a day, which is quite big and adds up over the weeks and months.
Now then, for every pound of muscle you have, your body burns 6 calories per day.
So if you were to do weight resistance training whilst on your fat loss journey and build say 8lb of muscle, that would burn an extra 100 calories a day.
Bringing you back to break even.
If I was to go really deep here, if you lose weight and don't lift weight, you’re probably going to potentially lose muscle. So that could further hurt your calorie burn.
Lifting weights is absolutely essential.
So get out of the mindset that weight lifting is for big scary roid heads in the gym. It’s one of the BEST things you could ever do.
Every female I know who embraces weight resistance training never rebounds and keeps the weight off.
Building muscle does not make you look big and bulky. It makes you look incredible with shape.
Think of it like this, the more muscle you build, the more calories you burn, the more cake you can eat and not get fat!
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