Are you someone who is interested in getting in shape and maintaining a healthy lifestyle? You want to lose fat while building muscle, but you don’t really want to experience the side effects that many products cause. And who can blame you?
After all, things like dizziness, restlessness, and nausea don’t exactly sound fun.
The good news is that as long as you are not looking for an instant miracle cure (which have you noticed never works anyway?) there are simple things you can do to build muscle naturally:
You Are What You Eat
Despite the promises of the latest wonder-drug, you can’t simply eat whatever you want, pop a pill, and wake up with the fat melted off and muscles bulging in all directions. If you are serious about developing the body you’ve always wanted, then what you put into it makes a huge difference.
If you want to burn fat, the key is to consume fewer calories than you burn. This will force your body to convert fat to energy. There are many apps to help you track such things. Find one that works for you and stick with it.
In addition to the number of calories you consume, the quality of those calories will make a difference. Instead of eating 500 calories of ice cream, for example, eat 500 calories of a quality protein.
The body needs protein to build lean muscle. Some options are eggs, chicken, salmon, or Greek yogurt. And remember: your body also needs healthy carbohydrates and fats to build muscle efficiently.
A Rested Body is a Happy Body
Have you ever wondered why sleep is a natural part of a healthy body’s daily routine? Think of sleep as the body’s opportunity to repair itself. It is during sleep that we rebuild muscle, balance hormones, and repair damaged tissue. Essentially, it’s our re-charging time.
What happens to your phone when you don’t ever plug it into its charger?
When building muscle, it is important to get plenty of sleep to allow your body the opportunity to repair itself and grow.
And of Course……
Exercise regularly. This one is almost too obvious to mention, but how could a “building muscle” list be complete without some mention of exercise?
Not all exercises are created equal. You want to do ones that work more than one muscle group at a time. For example:
- Dumbell curls
The key is to gradiently increase the number of reps, the weights you are using, and the frequency of your workouts. If you do this, you will see the muscle start to build up over time.
Give Yourself A Leg Up
If you are eating well, sleeping, and exercising regularly you are on your way to a leaner, stronger version of yourself. But there is something you can do to tip the scales even more in your favor:
Take proven supplements to give your body a natural boost.
While you want to avoid the latest unproven “get strong fast” schemes that all claim to offer maximum results with minimal effort, there are certain tried and true supplements that support your body’s natural muscle-building functions.
For example, supplements containing creatine or beta-alanine (essentially two amino-acid-based products) are proven to help with things like muscle fatigue and muscle growth.
Another supplement to consider is one containing adaptogens. Specifically, the adaptogen called golden root (Rhodiola rosea) helps prevent muscle fatigue, while maral root (Leuzia carthamoides) aids muscle development.
And Siberian ginseng is proven to help the body recover from repeated physical stress (repeated physical stress = regular and repeated exercises.)
BOOSTme’s specially formulated adaptogen blend contains all of these and another (called limonnik) that helps with spinal reflexes.
The bottom line:
If you follow the simple steps above, you can expect to see the fat melt away to be replaced with muscle.
Here’s to a healthier you!