After measuring thousands of people’s body composition, using state of the art technology, for corporations, hospitals and at my own studio for over the 20 years as fitness professional, I have seen the same results over and over again. About 98% of the people who follow these diets had high body fat and very low muscle mass. They were just smaller versions of themselves.
Several years ago at a medical conference I was attending with my husband, one of the speakers, a M.D., talked about Weight Watchers and said something to this effect, “ Why is Weight Watchers so popular? It is repeat, repeat and repeat. Uninformed people who go on these diets look smaller and when they are satisfied with their looks they stop the “diet” then they go back to their usual eating habit. only to gain the weight back and more. Then they go back on the 'diet' because it worked before, only to repeat the same cycle.”
I cannot stress enough how important it is to maintain your muscle mass or take measures to build muscle as you age. I found this great article explaining the importance of muscle.
It is very important to include weight training into your exercise routine. Make sure you are using weights heavy enough with good form that will actually make a difference. You don’t need hours in the gym to gain muscle. Call Positively Fit to set up your free consultation at 419-893-5105. We have the experience and know how to help you stay strong and gain muscle.