Is it possible?
Supposedly one needs to eat well to gain muscle, but one needs to starve oneself to lose fat.
I googled the subject and there are lots of trainers out there talking about eating carbs on your lifting days and avoiding them on your non-lifting days, etc. But that sounds a little hokey to me.
And besides, what if you’re training (weights, running, riding, swimming) most days? Then what? I believe body builders will say to avoid getting too much aerobic excercise, as it will make it harder to gain weight, but that’s clearly stupid, musclehead advice. So long as one isn’t getting exhausted, fatigued or injured by it, more aerobic exercise is surely a good thing.
Moreover, doesn’t it make sense that if one cross-trains as described above, 5 days a week or so, one will train the muscles plenty in order to tone, shape and build them, while simultaneously burning so many calories as to shed off unwanted fat?
Then, if one eats a healthy diet, high in protein, fruits and vegies, but low in processed white flour, sugar, fried foods and fat, the program should be complete, no? Or is there really some truth to a more complex strategy?