How to Burn Fat Not Muscle

13 March 2011, 02:01 | Posted under by Tatiana

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When you decide to lose weight, it is important to note that sometimes what you think is successful weight loss, is in fact your body breaking down muscle, not fat.
And let us tell you, the last thing you want is for your muscles to break down, as muscles require a lot more calories in order to function.
So what can you do?
The problem is, when it comes to fat your body tries to store as much of it as possible. Reluctant to give it up, you body will instead burn off anything else if can find – glycogen and muscle tissues included – and will only touch your fat stores as a last resort.
Now before you lose hope, we have got some good news…
You see, just because your body is reluctant to burn fat, doesn’t mean it impossible. What it does mean is that you have to learn how to combat this resistance and retrain your body to use fat for fuel instead.
Below we detailed how:
1. Reduce the amount of high fat content foods you consume. Now we are not talking about cutting them out of your diet completely, as you need fats to help your body function. Instead limit how much fat you consume, to prevent further increases to your fat stores.
2. Reduce your sugar levels, especially the amount of complex carbohydrates you eat as these contain basic sugars which are converted into fat very easily.
3. To help speed up your metabolism swap your 3 meals a day for 5-6 small 300 calorie portions. These will encourage your stomach to shrink and burn more calories throughout the day as your stomach will constantly be digesting. And if your stomach is always digesting, you will always be burning off calories as your body needs calories for fuel in order to digest food.
4. Try introducing a fat burner into your diet. Fat burners such as Phen375 can offer your body the powerful combination of speeding up your metabolism whilst suppressing your appetite.
Using a combination of cyclic AMP enzyme boosters, including HCG, Phen375 aids in the release of stored body fats as well as redirects glucose from anabolic fat production into catabolic energy metabolism (boosting your metabolic rate).
And this can be incredibly useful in preventing muscle loss.
Essentially encouraging fat burn and limiting the amount of calories you consume, this fat burner can ensure you experience the right kind of weight loss. For more information visit
5. Incorporate strength training and weights into your workout. These types of exercises not only help to encourage weight loss, but actually help to build and strengthen your muscles, burning more calories.
Now these are just a handful of the tips you can use to prevent muscle loss when losing weight. Following a balanced diet (of all your major food groups) and exercising 3-4 times a week can also help.
So why not give them a try, and witness the difference they can make to your weight loss? With their support you can feel the confidence of losing the right kind of weight – body fat – the right way.