Unless you are an Olympic athlete, chances are that you, like
most of us, want to gain muscle and lose fat, right?
Granted, there is a certain youthful population that doesn't need
to worry about this, but as we age the desire to gain muscle and
lose fat becomes more important. Did you know that after age 40
women lose muscle mass at half a pound per year? Yikes! That's
not good news, since muscles burn many more calories than fat.
Plus, we tend to pack on fat around the belly as we age ... and
doctors claim that is the most unhealthy place to gain fat.
So what to do, what to do?
How to Gain Muscle, Lose Fat
You probably already know the simple tip that helps your body
achieve this: eat more protein and fewer carbs. Duh!
But did you know that the KIND of protein that you eat can make a
difference? For instance, one study published in the "Journal of
Nutrition" had overweight pre-menopausal women consume diets with
low, medium, or high amounts of DAIRY protein while participating
in an aerobic and weight lifting program. The women who ate the
highest amounts of dairy gained muscle and lost fat. The women in
the medium dairy protein group stayed on an even keel, while the
women in the low dairy protein group lost muscle.
What is even more important is that the women in the high dairy
protein group lost belly fat almost exclusively while at the same
time gaining muscle. So go dairy. right?
Gain Muscle Lose Fat for Vegans and the Lactose-Intolerant
But what if you are a vegan or lactose-intolerant? Obviously the
high dairy protein diet isn't going to help you gain muscle, lose
fat, and get happy! Luckily, there is another source of high
quality protein that is just as good or even better than dairy
protein: AFA blue green algae. It turns out that this form of
microalgae has 75% usable high quality protein. Compare that with
just 18% in red meat!
In addition, AFA blue green algae is a very rich source of
essential fatty acids, including DHA and EPA. So, if you don't
feeling like glugging down a glass of milk per day, consider
taking supplements of whole algae and algae with the cell wall removed blue green algae. The whole algae cell gives your body access to proteins necessary
for physical energy, while the heart of the algae does the same for mental energy.
Read more about this microalgae here: http://bit.ly/AFA-algae
Either way, take in more high-quality proteins and fewer carbs,
and you'll gain muscle, lose fat (especially belly fat), and feel
better all the way around!