Ever heard of weight training to lose weight? Well, it's true, lifting weights does burn calories that leads to weight loss, not only that, but the more muscle you have on your body, the more calories your body will burn at rest just to maintain that muscle.

Bottom line is weight training to lose weight is a great plan so long as you compliment it with a few other things:

1. Diet

Of course you're going to have to eat properly if you want this plan to work out for you. If you keep eating the garbage foods you normally eat, you can lift weights all you want and your body is not going to change. You need to start eating healthy foods, shop on the outer edges of the grocery store, that's where all the natural and healthy foods are kept. Most importantly, stop eating processed junk food.

2. Exercise

Do you have a gym membership or an exercise machine at home? If so, you know what to do, get to work! You need to be not only lifting weights but also doing plenty of cardio to see the weight really come off. I would suggest doing about 1 hour of weight training and follow that up with 45 minutes worth of cardio if you want to see some good results. Do this 4 days out of the week. On Monday, work your chest and triceps, Tuesday your legs, Wednesday your shoulders and Friday your back and biceps.

So if you want to use weight training to lose weight, follow the above plan and make sure to follow it up with some cardio and a healthy diet of course and you're all set!