Weight Loss has been one of the biggest trend going around,Everyone wants to have their own say in it, and the advice can be long and confusing. Let me introduce to something simple and straightforward. Losing weight is not exactly like losing FAT. I will help you understand the difference between weight and fat loss.
So what’s the difference between weight loss & fat loss?
It seems to me that many people confuse the two terms and they believe that they are one and the same.People often use both terms interchangeably. Let us throw some reality on weight loss and fat loss are very different from one another.
Weight Loss v/s Fat Loss. Let us see the differences
Weight loss = Muscle Loss + Fat Loss + Water Loss
Fat Loss = Reduction of excess stored body fat
Weight Loss decreases fitness level.
Fat Loss improves fitness level.
Weight Loss reduces strength.
Fat Loss increases strength.
Weight Loss deteriorates performance.
Fat Loss enhances performance.
Weight Loss reduces immunity.
Fat Loss reduces the risk of diseases.
Weight Loss makes you look old.
Fat Loss makes you look young.
Weight Loss makes you look weak and restless.
Fat Loss makes you look strong and fit.
How to Track Progress Efficiently.
You don’t need to track progress weekly, changes wouldn’t be drastic enough. Track progress every 2 weeks.
(i) Stop Weighing Yourself Daily. The daily fluctuations will mess with your motivation. Weigh yourself once every, 2 weeks not more.
(ii) Stop Looking in The Mirror. Self-image issues can skew perception. Shoot full body pictures and compare them with old ones.
(iii) Track Body Fat. Get a fat caliper and track your body fat every 2 weeks. Take Measurements, Initiate measuring your neck, chest, arms, waist & thighs. Waist should go down, rest should go up. How to use Fat Calipers?
(iv) Shoot Pictures. Full body pictures from ankle to neck, front/back/side, every 2 weeks. Compare with your previous pics.
(v) Strength Stats. Log your workouts. Strength going up means muscle gains and strength training prevents muscle breakdown.
Focus on Fat Loss, Not on Weight Loss
If you want to lose weight, it’s most likely because you carry too much fat. So focus on fat loss, not on weight loss.When you lose weight through crash dieting and improper training, you are losing 60% muscle mass and 40% fat. Since you are losing, muscles it will slow down your metabolism. If you have slow metabolism, it promotes fat gain. In fact, it is very difficult to lose fat when you have slow metabolism.
Let us know what you think about Weight Loss and its relation with fat loss in the comments section below.
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