The hardest thing to do as far as transformation of your body is concerned is to lose body fat. Most people who have tried to do so have found it to be quite frustrating. However frustrating it is a bodybuilder needs to get rid of the fat otherwise they will not be able to see there muscle building progress. Such frustrations could make you start using steroids so that you can lose the fat fast, however you need to know that this does not come without any consequences some of which include; enlargement of the clitoris, shrinking testicles, low libido, low sperm count, impotence in men, loss of hair, growth of facial hair in women, coarse voice in women, irregularity in there menstrual cycle, increase in aggression, heart problems, liver conditions, kidney problems and sleeping disorders. If you want to lose weight and stay healthy avoid the use of steroids.
When attempting to lose your body fat you should avoid fad diets. The use of fad diets never works because there is no relationship whatsoever between losing weight and going on a fad diet which is calorie restrictive. When you go on a calorie restrictive diet your body naturally goes into starvation mode. When the body is in starvation it will try to save energy by burning muscles instead of fat. What this does is increase the percentage of body fat and at the same time reduces the percentage of muscles in the body. When the percentages of muscles in the body are reduced, the body metabolism will be affected and therefore fewer calories will be burned because the metabolic process has reduced.
The only way you can be able to lose weight fast and at the same time build more muscles is by taking the following measures;
1. Eat properly
By eating properly I mean you take a well balanced meal so that you can be able to build your muscles. Your diet should include everything from proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates and healthy fat. Many bodybuilders tend to focus more on proteins since they are the building blocks of muscles. You should learn that proteins are not effective when they are alone. They might for example require certain vitamins such as vitamin A, which increases protein synthesis.
You should avoid overeating because this could lead to excess calories which are usually converted into fat by the body.
2. Train using weights
If you want to increase your body mass you need to lift weights. You should not lift weights for the sake of it; instead you need to lift very heavy weights so that you can achieve maximum muscle damage. When you achieve maximum muscle damage only then can you be able to increase your muscle growth. The only way you can be able to increase your body mass is through understanding how the muscle building process takes place failure to which you will not be able to increase your muscle growth.
The other important thing you need to remember is to rest in between workouts so that you can facilitate muscle growth and reduce catabolism.