You’ll see extreme fat loss when you participate in the rigorous workout that Muay Thai creates. Within a few weeks, your body will be shapelier with far less fat, replaced instead with strong muscle tissue. Whether you lose weight or not depends entirely on whether you lower your caloric intake or at least maintain the same intake so you’ll be burning more calories than you consume. That’s the key to weight loss, eat less than you burn and the exercise can help you burn more.
You’ll lose fat but gain muscle tissue.
Muscle tissue weighs more than fat tissue does, so you’ll look thinner even if you don’t shed one pound. It’s like considering the size of the container necessary for a pound of feathers compared to one that holds a pound of lead. The container holding the pound of lead will be far smaller. Your body will slim down even if you don’t shed one pound. However, building muscle mass also helps in another way.
Muscle tissue burns more calories than fat tissue does.
While the increased exercise from Muay Thai can help burn more calories as you’re doing it, it builds muscle tissue too and that helps you lose weight in another way. Muscle tissue requires more calories than fat tissue does for maintenance. That means you’ll be boosting your metabolism and burning more calories 24/7, even when you’re sleeping!
Maintain your present calorie intake or lower it for maximum weight loss.
The increased exercise burns calories and you’ll lose weight as long as you don’t increase your caloric intake. Ideally, to maximize weight loss, you should lower your caloric intake. You can do this by eating healthier. Learning to make some substitutions, such as using Greek yogurt to replace sour cream or eating wild rice rather than white rice. Make sure you plan for those times you’re hungry and have fresh fruit or other healthy foods available as snacks.
You’ll feel better about yourself the more you exercise. Not only does the actual exercising with Muay Thai improve self-esteem but also learning how to defend yourself does too. The better your self-esteem, the more likely you will be to stick to a program of regular exercise and weight loss.
You’ll have fun in Muay Thai classes. It won’t seem like a workout because you’ll be so busy focusing on each movement.
You’ll burn off the hormones created by stress that can cause abdominal fat. Stress can also cause overeating. Exercise also stimulates the body to create hormones that make you feel good.
You’ll sleep better at night. A good night’s sleep is important to any weight loss program. It can prepare you for the day, improve your self-discipline and eliminate the need for sugar snacks for energy.