Client come to Iron Fit in San Antonio, TX, for a lot of reasons. Some come to improve their health, while others want to look better. What does that mean? Sometimes, it means losing weight and toning their bodies. However, some people notice their clothes feeling tight, and they haven’t gained a pound. They simply had their weight shift or changed their body ratio of fat to muscle by losing muscle and increasing fat. There are some steps you can take to help lose weight or just tone your body to feel comfortable in your old clothes or even buy new ones.
Replace body fat with muscle and lose a size or two.
Even people who are of average weight that hasn’t changed for years, can find their clothes fitting tighter. It happens when the composition of their body changes with muscle mass decreasing and fat increasing. Fat weighs less per cubic inch, so a container that holds exactly one pound of fat is larger than a container that holds one pound of muscle. It’s like comparing the size of a container that holds a pound of feathers to one holding a pound of iron. You can lose inches, make your clothes fit better and get other benefits from a program of regular exercise.
Maybe you do need to lose weight.
Exercise helps here, but a healthy diet is also important. When weight loss is a top priority, it all starts in the kitchen. You simply can’t out-exercise a bad diet, since it’s far easier to eat too many calories than it is to exercise those calories away. Eating a healthy diet doesn’t mean dieting. It means making smarter choices when it comes to choose what you eat. That may take some training, which of starts with planned menus to help you learn.
Your posture affects how your clothes fit.
Fitted clothing, unlike sweats, aren’t designed for people with bad posture, so they often don’t fit as well as they should when you first buy them. If you don’t exercise, you lose core muscle strength and that can cause your posture to erode further. It also can cause clothing to feel tight and uncomfortable. Just focusing on standing up straight with shoulders back can help your clothing fit better and building the muscles to maintain that throughout the day makes it even better.
- Could you be heading down a road to insulin resistance. If you’re eating a lot of simple carbs and refined foods, you might be. Insulin resistance can cause abdominal fat to accumulate, causing tightness around the waist and hips.
- You’ll be more successful at getting back to your best you when you are consistent. It’s all about making lifestyle changes where exercise and eating healthy becomes a habit.
- One way some have found helpful for weight loss is intermittent fasting—IF. IF can be eating light one day and regularly the next or only eating within an 8-10 hour window, such as 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- At Iron Fit, we can provide a program designed to get you comfortably back into your clothing with a program of exercise and nutrition designed especially for you and your needs.
For more information, contact us today at Iron Fit San Antonio