While it may seem like an uphill battle, getting results in the gym and staying firm and healthy can be just a matter of giving attention to a few things a day that can make the major difference. Genetics will only get people so far before even the most gifted people will start to see some type of chink in the once seemingly flawless armor that is you. A woman can lose as much as 15 lbs of muscle from the age of 35 to 50 which can be replaced with fat in that time. While men may not lose as much muscle, losing any muscle is going to affect the efficiency of the metabolism and the ability to burn fat ultimately.
Metabolic primer # 1: Enough Protein
Do you know how many grams of protein you take in daily. Most people assume they take in enough, but when you breakdown the average persons intake it tends to be less and a bit more sporadic than most people realize. While you may be getting in enough some days the real deal-breaker is going to be consistency. As the body breaks down protein into amino acids it also goes through constant phases of breaking down muscle for amino acids as well. To fight this constant protein breakdown it is crucial to replace that same muscle and try to promote as much protein synthesis as possible to keep the metabolism running smooth so we can promote an ideal amount of fat loss all at the same time.