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ZIGZAG YOUR WAY TO FAT LOSS AND MUSCLE GAINS?
Whether you're trying to lose fat, gain muscle or do both, the
zigzag method is a great theory to follow. The theory works better than any other diet method today.
Why? because the results are permanent. That is, if you continue to eat 5-6 small meals a day and
exercise regularly. It allows you to maintain and improve your lean muscle mass.
The theory consists of adjusting your daily caloric intake up and down periodically;
followed by increasing your exercising. By lowering your daily caloric intake and increasing your
exercise, your body fat percentages lower. But, So does your BMR. To get your BMR back to a normal
level, you begin eating normal again for a brief period of time( no more than 36 hours).
During consuming your normal calories your body fat percentage starts to rise. But,
never as high as when you began. You lower your caloric intake again; down goes your body fat.
Eat normal again and up goes your body fat. Remember. your body fat never goes as high as it was
before you started. You continue the process until you have reached a body fat percentage that
is healthy for you.
By following the zigzag diet, you allow your BMR to adjust to your new lower body
weight when taken back to it. The result makes losing fat a lot easier compared to cutting your
calories way down for a long period of time. Which in return damages your BMR causing it to slow
down and making fat loss frustrating. This leaves someone discouraged and disappointed causing
them to binge out and get fatter and fatter.
With gaining muscle mass the most important key in permanent fat loss is weight training. The more muscles you have the more calories you will burn through out the day and the higher your BMR will tend to be. Weight training prevents you from losing muscle when dieting. Also don't try and lose fat to quickly. Anymore than 3 pounds per week will result in lost muscle rather than fat.