If your life was quite laid back and sedentary and now you’ve decided to do something about it by gaining muscle and losing fat then we have some words of caution. Beginners are best off just easing into everything slowly, rather than quickly. Making some big changes really quickly in your life, like doing a major exercise regime and planning out a full diet can usually end in total failure. Sure, some people have the disposition that allows them to do that. But the majority of people have a very difficult time sustaining those kinds of changes all at once. So the best thing for you to do is ease in the various dietary and exercise habits slowly.