Weight Loss Versus Fat Loss

It is easy to lose weight (muscle loss) by starving yourself, but it requires knowledge to lose fat

For your success, it is crucial to understand that there is a huge difference between losing fat and losing weight.

Nearly anyone can lose weight by reducing calories.  Fewer calories in, more calories out, but these typical weight loss programs (aka low calorie diets) will result in:

  • Loss of lean mass
  • Dehydration
  • Slow metabolism
  • Low energy
  • Depression
  • Low libido
  • Bad skin
  • etc.

Unfortunately these typical weight loss methods are very depressing, unhealthy, and totally ineffective for long term.

Similarly, most weight loss scams, exercise gimmicks, and weight loss supplements are based on immediate results you see on the scale, but they won’t produce long-term, and definitely not healthy results.

Studies show that a typical unbalanced weight loss program burns more muscle than fat and you will be:

  • Hungry
  • Deprived from tasty food
  • Tired
  • Depressed
  • Moody
  • Cranky
  • etc.

When you step on the scale, what you may be  reading is loss of  muscle  and water.  But it does not necessarily indicate that you are losing fat.

Scales are rarely accurate in determining fat burning

You can lose weight without losing fat, and  losing  fat does not necessarily mean losing weight (muscle gain)

When people talk about weight loss, what they really want to do is lose the excess fat on their belly, hips, and buttocks  in order to obtain an attractive figure.

Excess fat accumulation in the belly is a major health concern, and not just for appearance. It negatively impacts:

  • Estrogen production
  • Insulin function
  • Blood sugar
  • Triglycerides levels
  • Circulation
  • Inflammation factors such as cancer, stroke, heart diseases, etc.

Feed the muscle, and you will burn fat.

In order to do so, you must:

  • Enjoy nutritious and tasty food
  • Increase your metabolism with a  high intensity weight lifting
  • Eat enough calories
  • Get the right balance of macronutrients
  • Eat every three hours to maintain the protein in the muscles

Protein build muscles, and muscles burn fat, because ten pounds of muscles burn five hundred calories daily.

The faster you lose, the faster you will gain your weight back with a few extra pounds, such as the Yoyo diet. 

As a lifestyle personal trainer and nutrition consultant, I will teach you how to lose fat, not muscle.

For more informations, you can email me.  I work in Palm Beach, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens.

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