The Difference Between Fat Loss and Weight Loss
Submitted by: Anne C. Smith
We all want to possess a trimmed shape or a better body, but this seems to be very challenging for most people. It’s either they are too lazy to do it, or they have been misinformed making their ways ineffective. Losing weight the right and healthy way is very important because it can lead to certain negative effects to your body. That is why you need to know how to differentiate between what is fat loss and weight loss, because there is a big difference between the two.
Fat is a nutrient that is essential to a variety of body functions, and one in particular is that it fuels the body to have energy. Fat is also important in order to drive the other nutrients to do their specific functions.
Weight on the other hand is the total weight of your bones, muscles, organs and body fats.
When we don’t control what we eat, we end up storing more calories in the fat cells. This leads you to balloon in size and in pounds. So basically when you gain fats, you also gain weight.
But the direct correlation may not always be true when it comes to fat loss and weight loss. There are instances where you may lose fat but still maintain or even gain weight. This means that weight loss doesn't always mean fat loss; and fat loss is what people actually are trying to achieve.
Don’t obsess over what you see on your scale because this simply tells you your weight, and that could fluctuate every day. It can be affected by the contents in your stomach, bowel, bladder, water loss or retention, or muscle gain and loss. It is also quite unfortunate that we really can’t rely on the scales to tell us the fats that we are losing or gaining.
If you are not aware with the difference between the two you could be burning calories that are not really coming from fat but from the muscles instead. Losing muscles mass means that your metabolism is less efficient. It decreases your metabolic rate and diminishes your ability to do physical activities. That is why some exercise and diet regimen doesn’t provide the best results.
If you want to lose fat, you need to cut back on your calorie intake. Each pound of fat in your body is composed of 3,500 calories, and in order to eliminate the excess, you need to burn more than what you are taking in. So reduce calorie intake and gradually increase the amount of exercise that you do every week.
But it is important that you know the right exercise because by simply doing some slow and steady jogs, you signal your system to use those rather idle muscle weight. That is why the body ends up seeking energy source from the muscles rather than taking this from the fat stores.
If you add some strength training into your exercise regimen by lifting weights, you tell your body that you actually use those muscles thus conserving them. And as a result, your fat stores will be burned for energy.
For some people, once they get that trimmed body, they still have to deal with the same amount of unrelenting fats. This is what we call “stubborn fats” where no amount of exercise or diet can seem to eliminate it. For this case, surgical interventions such as liposuction or tummy tuck may have to be done.
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