How to Stop Muscle Loss When Dieting for Weight Loss

It’s everyone’s worst nightmare.

You lose weight, look in the mirror, and see a skinny-fat version of yourself.

You look no better than when you started. Maybe even worse. That’s because most people do things the wrong way, starving themselves daily and doing long, slow, boring cardio.

Even if those hardworking, well-meaning folks lift weights, they don’t do it right…using light weights that don’t send a signal to muscle that “we need you!”.

So the low-calorie diet, lack of protein, and no “Bat Signal” to the muscles leads to a loss of muscle mass. The loss of lean mass is the #1 factor that can slow your metabolism.

And when your metabolism slows (you’ll notice it because you feel cold all the time), your body stops burning fat. You plateau. And that causes you to diet harder and do more cardio and get skinny-fatter. Yes, that’s right, skinny-fatter. It’s a terrible look and a vicious cycle.

Only by stopping muscle loss can you avoid that fate.

Everyone needs muscle. You need it to keep your metabolism as high as possible so you maximize fat burning. Older folks, like my mom, need muscle for daily activities (like all the gardening she does with Bally the Dog – okay, he just supervises, but still…)

Young folks, like you and I, need muscle to look sexy. Because that’s what we do. We just sit around all day looking sexy. Tough life, I know.

But hey, we’re good at it.

Now there are two factors in avoiding muscle loss.

First, you must lift weights with the right amount of intensity and volume – and Turbulence Training is scientifically proven to use the right amount of both. It’s the perfect program.

The second factor, dieting, is where most people go wrong (unless they are doing too much cardio – that’s the big exercise no-no, of course).

So what’s the best diet to use?

One where you cut your calories every day? Or one that allows you to eat normal six days per week and requires dieting for just 24 hours? Does the best diet demand that you eat six times a day, obsessively and compulsively? Or can you just eat like a normal human being?

The good news is that you can eat normal six days per week and diet for just 24 hours to lose fat and keep your muscle. It’s that easy. You don’t have to set an alarm for your six meals per day, like some obsessed fitness bikini model competitor. For that. Leave the obsessive eating and fake tans to that crowd. We’ve got normal lives to live.

So here’s what you need to do…

Eat normally. Stop for a day. Then eat normally again. That’s it. All the while you keep on using Turbulence Training three times per week to transform your body. It’s that simple.

And NO, your metabolism won’t slow down if you stop eating for a day.

According to the man that I believe has done the most scientific research on fasting in the world, Brad Pilon, fasting once per week does NOT slow your metabolism at all.

Brad said:

“Short periods of not-eating will not slow your metabolism, even if done for years on end. While chronic extreme dieting and significant amounts of weight loss may slow your metabolic, my version of Intermittent Fasting fixes this problem since you eat at ‘normal’ levels six days per week.

“The true master of your metabolic rate is your lean body mass – your muscles and your body organs. Fasting and weight training (like the kind you do in TT) provide the perfect combo for fat loss without sacrificing your muscle or metabolism.”

And that’s why Brad has put together the 7th edition of his Intermittent Fasting program, “ESE” (it gets updated with new science EVERY year).

While fasting has gotten as popular as a Harry Potter-Brad Pitt Zombie movie in the last 18 months, Brad’s been way ahead of the trend and has been recommending easy intermittent fasting for fat loss since 2007.

In fact, men and women have been using Brad’s program to win my TT Transformation Contests since the very first contest was held back in 2008.

Brad’s Intermittent Fasting program, “ESE” (or as I like to call it, “Craig’s Weekend Diet”) is the simplest and most sensible approach to weight loss. It’s dieting stripped naked of all the complexity and contradicting rules that are normally associated with eating for weight loss.

This perfect method of intermittent fasting has been used by thousands of men and women to lose fat without sacrificing their muscle mass, metabolism, or energy levels.

Turbulence Training members even love it because it gives them a break from preparing meals and doing dishes, and frees up over an hour of time once per week.

As I mentioned, the 7th version of ESE has brand NEW science exposing:

The Facts About Fasting and Women: Brad proves why his fasting program is the very best weight loss diet for women.

How Intermittent Fasting Controls Leptin (the #1 fat loss hormone)

The Truth About Fasting and Exercise: Brad surprises you with his suggestion on the best workouts for fat burning when you are fasting

How to BUILD Muscle While Fasting: Brad gives you the exact steps to do this (and I can tell you first-hand that YES, you can gain muscle while using Intermittent Fasting)

Why Longer and More Frequent Fasting is a Waste of Time: Brad actually shows that it’s dangerous to fast for longer periods of time, PLUS he’ll expose why “Diet Stacking” (where you combine Intermittent Fasting with a low-carb diet) is a guaranteed way to FAIL on your fat loss program. Diet Stacking is a big NO-NO!

I’ll be honest…I thought Brad was crazy when he first showed me the original copy of ESE back in 2007.

But over the years tens of thousands of people have proven me wrong. Fasting works.

And best of all, Brad’s simple version of fasting works BEST of ALL.

Get Brad’s fasting program and stop losing muscle when you diet

TT + ESE = The Perfect Fat Burning Combo

Do it right,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS – Here’s what ESE and TT did for the winner of the 1st TT contest, Emily Johnson:

“During my 12 week journey I lost 15.5 lbs, inches off everywhere, and 5.3% body fat. I feel healthy and strong, I have completely transformed my relationship with food so that I now find that making good food choices is no longer a struggle.

“What I appreciate most about Craig’s system is its simplicity. I am now spending less time in the gym than before and getting my best results ever. Of course, although the TT workouts are intense, fun, and incredibly effective, they were only one of several contributing factors to my success.

Besides the TT workouts themselves, having a clear goals and a plan to achieve them, eating clean food consistently, finding a diet that worked for me (ESE), and social support and accountability were the other key factors in making my transformation a success.

Get your copy of ESE and lose fat without losing muscle

Plus, you’ll improve your willpower, overcome a bad relationship with food, and finally be able to eat NORMAL again while on a weight loss program that actually WORKS.