How Fat CAN and Does Turn into muscle...
FAT IS ENERGY: If you are thin or underweight, it is best to first gain some weight by consuming healthful calorie-rich foods for the energy they contain before starting any intense workout regimen.
HEALTHY WEIGHT GAIN: Fat in our body is stored energy. Whether you desire to do cardio or weights, or both, it is best to initially have some stored energy in the form of fats as well as carbs and protein for healthy weight gain. You can also make delicious and nutritious healthy weight gain smoothies.
THE VARIABLES: The reason for this is you first need some energy to burn while working out. The answer to the above question of "how long will it take to build muscle and burn fat" will depend on each individual. There are many variables such as time, ability, stamina, health and, of course, nutrition.
BALANCED DIET: We’re not talking about a low-carb 'Atkins-style' high-fat diet here but rather a balanced diet of all three important macro-nutrients: fats, carbohydrates and high-quality protein. Also, you can still keep exercising as long as you don’t overexert (at least not yet).
WALKING: Until you have gained a little more and are back to your proper weight, moderate walking is a great way to keep active. This will help with some cardio as well as getting more oxygen into your lungs and into your muscles. Walking is important for both men and women, of any age.
NATURAL WHOLE FOODS: For proper nutrition, eat foods in the most natural state as possible. This means whole foods as close to the way God made them as possible. These are the foods you were designed to eat and that your body can make the best use of.
OVER-CONSUMPTION DANGERS: Also, don't overeat. Your body needs a chance to incorporate these good foods and nutrients, and this can be interrupted by eating too much as well as too often. Water is also very important, but not too much at meal-time so that digestive juices won't be diluted.
NUTRITION GUIDE: A healthy weight gain cookbook with balanced and nutritious meals can be invaluable, not only for weight gain but also for ongoing lifetime of healthy eating and lifestyle choices. It is a great guide to the types of natural foods that you should be consuming on a regular basis.
The guides below can further help you in your journey:
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