You have to cut calories if you want toned arms, there is no way around this. Unfortunately, too many women go overboard here.
And too many women are getting said consequences. How many friends of yours have gone on ultra low, 1000-1200 calorie diets? I bet more than a few which is too many. Keep in mind that these extremes put the female body under a lot of stress.
If you want toned arms, never cut calories by more than 20%. Anything above and beyond that will shut down your arm-fat-burning hormones.
It’s also important to note that a reduction in calories doesn’t have to translate into a reduction in energy. You can actually end up with more energy than before if you do things the right way. So here are 4 things you should not do when eliminating calories to tone up your arms:
1. Using supplements to substitute regular food. Very few supplements actually work. The regulation of dietary supplements in our country is broken, seriously. Moreover, regular food will always leave you more satisfied than a supplement and it’s healthier!
2. Eating once a day. This is probably the worst way to eliminate calories from your diet. It’s a surefire way to shut down the arm-fat burning process in your body. Instead, eat with a very high frequency. This becomes extremely important when cutting calories for toned arms.
3. Not lifting weights. It takes a lot of calories to keep muscle. So the first thing your body will do when you restrict calories is burn muscle. You stop this by lifting weights.
4. Not eating balanced meals all the time. Does this sound like an echo from the past? That’s because we’ve become so obsessed with super foods and magic pills, that we’ve forgotten about the importance of eating balanced meals. Having balanced meals is the best thing you can do to accelerate the burning of arm fat. And make sure you have lots and lots of vegetables. They will mechanically slow down the digestion of whatever you are eating.
Caloric restriction is absolutely necessary for getting rid of arm fat. However, you must cut calories in moderation. Anything drastic may work in the short run, but in the long run your arms will rebound. Trust me, I’ve been there and it’s not a good feeling. So make sure to follow my above tips when cutting calories!Technorati Tags: beauty, diet, dietary supplements, exercise, fitness, Food, health, medicine, Metabolism, Nutrition, weight loss, weight loss program, Wellness, Women