Weight Loss vs Fat Loss

There's a big difference!

Weight Loss vs Fat Loss – There’s a big difference! 

If you’ve gained a few extra pounds over the last few weeks, it may be very tempting to crash diet to get the weight off fast! However, this fast WEIGHT loss may not necessarily be FAT loss.

The number on the scales can be helpful, but most people want to lose the FAT and the scales won’t always show that.  Tracking the amount of weight you lose can be a great source of motivation, but it can also be quite deceiving and even if you’re losing weight on the scales, it doesn’t necessarily mean your body shape and composition is changing.

On the flip side to this, it is possible to drop a dress size without actually seeing a change in your weight. This happens when you lose body fat while gaining muscle.  A pound of fat and a pound of muscle weight exactly the same, however a pound of muscle takes up a lot less volume than a pound of fat, so your weight may stay the same but you’ll lose inches instead and these inches come from a loss of body fat.

There are also many side effects of losing weight as opposed to losing fat!

Weight Loss

(Crash Dieting and Incorrect Training)

  • Decreased Fitness
  • Decreased Strength
  • Decreased Energy
  • Reduced Immunity
  • Saggy Skin
  • Premature Aging

Fat Loss

(Good Nutrition and Correct Training)

  • Improved Fitness
  • Increased Strength
  • More energy
  • Improved Health
  • Improved Muscle tone

Conclusion

Consuming a healthy nutritious diet, counting calories and following the correct training plan which includes strength training WILL lead to fat loss, but unfortunately sometimes at a slower rate than crash dieting and over-training, which is why many people don’t stick at it as they want the fast results NOW!

But please be patient, as all good things take time to achieve and the long-term benefits and results of fat loss are far greater than weight loss.

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