Reaching your goals can be tricky. It starts with learning healthy, sustainable habits, then making those habits part of your lifestyle. Once these habits are ingrained, you’ll start to notice changes in your body, energy levels and overall health.
Here are some common questions posed by our 8fit community about weight loss, fat loss and muscle gain:
- Will I lose weight? For most individuals, it’s considered healthy to lose around 1 pound (0.5 kg) per week. Theoretically, this can be achieved with a daily deficit of 500 calories.
- How much fat will I lose? HIIT workouts are known for their fat-burning capabilities. Quick bursts of intense exercise helps increase your metabolic rate, leading your body to continue to burn calories even after the workout ends. These types of workouts also safely boost your growth hormones, allowing your body to invest more energy in building muscle. In effect, lean muscles are fat burning machines.
- What if I want to gain muscle? Gaining muscle is a challenging goal. Men can expect to gain approximately 1 pound (0.5 Kg) of raw muscle mass within a month, whereas most women may experience more difficulty, due to differing hormone levels as well as having less lean muscle than men.
If you stick to your 8fit workout and meal plans 90% of the time you’ll start to see results in no time. It’s hard for us to say exactly when these results will be noticeable because changes in body composition lead to different rates of change. It’s normal to experience gradual visible changes. Above all, it’s important to focus on how you feel at the end of the day
Always remember your why. Why did you download 8fit? Why do you care about your health?
Must-knows before you start
The success rate for people who stick to their 8fit workout and meal plan is over 90%, regardless what their health and fitness levels were prior to starting.
If you wish to continue improving your physical condition beyond the basic bodyweight training, or perhaps speed your results up, you can add weight training, running, biking, and other activities to your weekly routine, as long as you enjoy them. Remember that healthy habits like biking to work, taking the stairs and getting enough sleep all play a part in improving overall health and wellbeing.
No better time than the present, so let’s get started.