Health Fitness

Think fat loss, not weight loss

Weight loss is one of the hottest topics in history. Everyone seems to be trying to lose weight nowadays. Most diet programs are about weight loss, and body weight is often used as an indicator of fitness progress. But this is the wrong approach.

Your end goal should always be to lose fat, and reducing excess body fat is what you should be concerned about. Weight loss and fat loss are NOT the same! Many people confuse the two terms, often believing that they mean the same thing, when in reality weight loss and fat loss are very different from each other. This article will help you understand how weight loss differs from fat loss, and how fat loss is far superior to weight loss in almost every way.

What is weight loss?

(Weight loss = Muscle loss + Fat loss + Water loss)

Weight loss attempts to reduce your total body weight. It simply refers to a lower number on a scale.

Your body weight is made up of all the parts of your body, such as muscles, fat, bones, water, organs, tissues, blood, water, etc. When you lose weight, you lose a little … fat, muscle, and water.

You lose fat but very little and along with the fat you lose muscle and some water. The more you reduce your calorie intake, the faster you will lose weight and the more muscle mass you will lose.

Do you know that your muscle is important? Losing muscle mass affects your overall health and appearance.

When you lose weight too fast, your body cannot maintain its muscle. Because muscle requires more calories to maintain itself, your body begins to metabolize it in order to reserve incoming calories for survival. It protects fat stores as a defense mechanism to ensure its survival in the event of future famine, and instead uses lean tissue or muscle to provide you with the calories you need to maintain vital organs such as your brain, heart, and kidneys. the liver working. If you get to a point where you have too little fat or muscle, your body will metabolize your organs to keep your brain working, leading to a heart attack, stroke, and liver and kidney failure.

As the body loses more muscle mass, the overall metabolic rate of the body decreases. Metabolic rate is the rate at which your body burns calories and is determined in part by how much muscle you have.

So the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolic rate; the less muscle you have, the lower your metabolic rate and the fewer calories you burn. This explains why protecting your metabolic rate and not losing muscle mass is crucial.

Loss of muscle also leads to loss of tone under the skin leaving it smooth and shapeless, without shape or contour. If you lose weight too quickly, your skin won’t have time to adjust either. Also, muscle is what gives you strength and loss means a weak body.

With weight loss, you shrink in size and become a smaller version of yourself with a fragile body and flabby skin.

Weight loss works in the short term to make you smaller, but it is temporary, almost everyone rebounds and regains the weight. This forces you to find another diet. And then another, and another, because eventually they will all fail.

What is fat loss?

(Fat loss = loss of stored body fat)

Fat loss attempts to reduce total body fat, that is, the percentage of your total body weight that is made up of fat.

The correct approach to losing fat is to exercise and eat smart in a way that maintains muscle and focuses exclusively on fat loss.

The muscle you have is not there forever. If you don’t feed it and don’t use it, you lose it. A proper plan with the right mix of cardio and resistance training with proper progression and a proper nutrition plan to support it can help you achieve this. Exercise only increases the burning process, but it not only melts fat on its own; If you do not create a deficit and feed the body too much, it will not touch the stored fuel reserves. On the other hand, if you drastically cut your calories and don’t feed your muscle properly or exercise or use your muscle, you will lose it. Fat loss is about finding the right balance.

With fat loss, you maintain muscle and keep your metabolic rate high. It also builds stronger connective tissue, firmer skin, and stronger bones and joints. With fat loss you transform your body.

Fat loss is a lifestyle approach where you give your body what it needs without depriving it or shaking it with the threat of starvation. You get to see slow but steady steady progress.

It may sound strange, but it is possible to lose weight without actually seeing a change in your weight. This happens when you lose body fat while gaining muscle. Your weight stays the same, even if you lose inches.

Let’s see how this happens.

Fat tissue is very loose and not dense. It takes up a lot of space on your body. While the muscle is denser and takes up less space. When you lose fat, this space is freed and you may notice a loss of inches. If you are following a consistent strength training program, the gain in lean muscle tissue will compensate for this fat loss and the weight will remain the same. Since muscles take up less space than fat, you lose inches and start looking more toned, leaner, and fitter.

A consistent strength training program and then the gain in lean muscle tissue will offset this fat loss and the weight will stay the same. Since muscles take up less space than fat, you lose inches and start looking more toned, leaner, and fitter.

Myth: “Getting in shape” means “Losing weight.”

Truth: Getting in shape means reducing your body fat percentage!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *