3 Easy Tips to Less Fat & More Muscle in 5 Days
Recently I’ve stumbled across 3 pretty cool tips that have helped my clients and I lose fat and gain muscle really quickly…actually in as quick as 5 days! I couldn’t wait to share this with you because they are simply so easy to implement.
One thing before I get into this, you will see best results with this if you are making at least some effort in cutting back on the processed and junk foods you are eating. The problem with processed and junk foods is that they are quintessentially less nutrient rich than raw natural foods like fruit, veggies, and even fresh lean meats like fish. Replace at least one processed food each day with one fresh natural food and these tips will be amplified considerably.
Do I have your interest? Now on to to the 3 easy tips…
Less Fat & More Muscle Easy Tip #1
I’ll start with the best one, because it’s pretty awesome. Hopefully it’s obvious from reading any of my article that whey protein powder smoothies are a no-brainer when it comes to your efforts with increasing your muscle mass and reducing your body fat levels by reducing your appetite for junk food.
But what if you are really trying to watch your calorie intake or even have the slightest sensitivity to lactose (milk products) and want to try something else?
Well, I recently have been experimenting with branch chained amino acids (aka BCAA’s). And was absolutely blown away with the difference it was making for fat loss and muscle production.
BCAA’s provide our muscles with the amino acids they need to recover and grow (similar to whey protein). In fact BCAA’s compose about 35% of your total muscle mass and are essential for any muscle growth to occur, especially if you are exercising.
Over the past few years I had heard a lot of about a specific product which had one a number of awards (Glutamine Supplement of the Year 2008, Recovery Supplement of the Year 2009), it is called Scivation Xtend. The cool thing about this product is that it comes in some really tasty flavours (Apple, Raspberry, Grape, Lemonade, Orange & my favorite Watermelon), but it is also zero calories! Mix it with some water, ice and even some fresh berries and garnish with a fresh mint and you have one killer low calorie muscle producing drink that is good for you in so many different ways. Here is the link for the lowest price and my most trusted source – Scivation Xtend at BodyBuilding.com.
Less Fat & More Muscle Easy Tip #2
Green tea is another great drink to help you reduce your body fat and it has the added benefits of anti-oxidants which help fight damage by free radicals from our environment. Unfortunately, green tea also has caffeine and can disrupt your sleep if you have it late in the evening. So what’s the next best alternative?
Water sounds boring doesn’t it? I know, I’m definitely in the same boat as you! But what if we super-power our water. This is pretty easy. Try making a liter pitcher of water with fresh juice of half a lime, and throw in some slices of fresh cucumber. Now we have the antioxidant benefit of Vitamin C from the lime and cucumber plus some other vitamins and minerals which can help with the digestion of our food as we sleep.
How else is this beneficial? Water helps curb night cravings and is extremely important to help flush out all the toxins in our body and keep our muscles fully nourished. This ultimately equates to less fat. Not convinced? Try it for 5 days in a row and you’ll be surprised!
Less Fat & More Muscle Easy Tip #3
If you find that you are tired a lot and have some weight gain that you can’t rid of then it is possible that you have a thyroid hormone deficiency (aka Hypothyroidism). Although statistically 3% of the general population has this condition it is something that researchers are finding to become more and more common, likely cause from environmental pollution. So, how can we make sure our body has optimal thyroid support?
This is a significant one. Vitamin B’s are especially important for the enzyme that make thyroid hormone and what’s more fascinating is that these vitamins are also involved in the metabolism of every cell in the body (affecting DNA synthesis and regulation). In this scenario Vitamin B12 is the most important, and we can find it only in foods that come from animals including fish, meat and poultry. This makes it especially a concern for vegetarians, but even for people who eat meat, one breast of chicken only contains 6% of one’s daily requirements.
So Vitamin B’s help not only with our thyroid, but also with fat burning and even for muscle production and I’ve found supplementing with it has particularly increased my energy levels, reduced body fat and increased muscle tone. The one I like the most is from NOW Nutrition, here is the link – NOW Vitamin B-12.
3 Easy Tips to Less Fat & More Muscle in 5 Days: Conclusion
Try combining these 3 tips together along with the replacement of one processed food with a fresh raw natural fruit or vegetable in watch the results you get in as quick as 5 days. I’ll be quite surprised if you aren’t as impressed as my clients and I am, but I’d love to continue hearing your feedback on this. Have any questions or feedback? Please leave a comment below…
Thanks for the tips! Also so you know though B12 interacts with nutrients in multivitamin products such as vitamin C, iron and copper increasing your bodys need for the vitamin B12 oral B12 is not a significant way to get the vitamin. An injection or spray works the best!!
I appreciate the content of this article. It gives me something else to try out.
I added green tea to my repertoire of tricks all this week. (I don’t drink soda, so I didn’t have anything to cut out there.)
I’ve recently gotten some whey, and some supplements.
At the end of the month, once I finish with my personal trainer, I’ll be free to move my workouts to early in the morning, which suits me better anyway….and it might provide my body with the variation it needs to get me over this plateau.
Please continue your insightful articles.
Awesome, thanks for the feedback Jo Anne! Keep us posted on your progress!
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A friend of mine has recommended to use “Ephedrine” to reduce fat. What do u think about it ? If yes, what should be the diet for it.
Awaiting your reply.
Hi Mukund, Ephedrins is effective but it is also quite harsh on your system. It’s a very intense chemical stimulator and you may find it also gives insomnia and heart racing. You’re better off with the recommendations I’ve made in this article, they won’t give you any nasty side effects.
Thanks for the reply Sam. The problem is that, I stay in India and there are not many fat burners available. Would appreciate if you can suggest fat burners (without or with minimal side effects).
Hi Mukund, green tea is your next best bet! Drinking a few cups earlier in the day is a great idea!
I am really sick of my fat. I am controlling my fat food and I walk about 2 hour daily. I am just not motivated to loose the weight but I really want to… Help me please…
Try this article on Top 5 Weight Loss motivation tips – https://weightlossandtraining.com/weight-loss-motivation-tips
Hey – since I have tried these tips and got the supplements I have noticed fat loss – thanks so much!
I love the watermelon drink – (3 Easy Tips to Less Fat & More Muscle in 5 Days)
Fantastic! Great to hear that! Please keep the feedback coming and make sure to share the site with your friends! 🙂
how should I use Scivation Xtend? I’m taking a couple of days off from exercising and I drank one serving (four scoops with 20oz of water) today. But how often should I be taking this supplement. Also, I’m taking the mrm cla, but I don’t really know if it’s doing anything. I’m thinking I’m wasting my money with that. One more thing, I tried the animal pak multi-vitamin, but I’m not trying to bodybuild, just lose fat and get lean. I ran out and swtiched to Opti-men.
Any help or comments would be appreciated man. I made your site my only source of information dude, keep it coming. Some articles are repetative, but I get it, you’re stressing a point.
I’m doing everything right man, I just need your reassurance that losing the rest of this fat is gonna take time in order to do it right and not lose muscle.
Hi Arif, I think Scivation is best before and after your workouts and I’ve found 4 scoops to be a bit too much, so I usually go for 2 at a time.
CLA does have some benefits but they are not drastic and take a while to have an effect, but you’re right I’ve found that money can be spent better on other supplements.
Good plan with Opti-Men, definitely a great multi for men.
Thanks for keeping this site as your main resource, that makes me inspired to continue creating top-tier content for people like you!
Interesting thoughts on the effect of BCAA. I am surprised that it actually makes that much of a difference. How much BCAA do you recommend? Also interesting facts on B vitamins. Any idea on how much B vitamins required to have a beneficial effect on the thyroid?
Hi Paramjit, glad you found this information to be helpful, since all of the supplements have different amounts I would suggest following their recommended serving suggestions. I’ve found B Vitamins make an incredible difference to my energy levels especially when B12 is highlighted.