Difference between Fat Loss Vs Weight Loss : Are You Losing Your Fat Loss?
Everyone focuses on weight loss and not on fat loss. But do you really know what is the difference between these 2 terms.
• Weight Loss : You want to lower your body-weight, the sum weight of your bones, muscles, organs, body fat. Weight loss is a catch all term that encompasses whenever the number on the scale goes down.
• Fat Loss : You want to lower your body fat, the amount of fat your body carries. Healthy goals are 10% body fat for men and 15% for women. Burning fat happens when your body uses fat stores for energy that may or may not result in weight loss.
Researchers have found that adding in high intensity interval training (HIIT) can help promote greater fat loss. Increasing your exercise and adding a variety of moderate and HIIT exercise can be a general guideline for helping to increase fat burn.
Another way to increase your fat burn is to drastically cut back on your carbohydrate intake, increasing healthy fat sources and eating adequate protein. This is referred to as a ketogenic diet. Losing inches around your waist or seeing more muscle definition in your body are indicators you are burning more fat.
If you want to lose weight, it’s most likely because you carry too much fat. There are people who must lose weight, like athletes before a competition, but most want fat loss. So stop weighing yourself.
How to Make Sure You Lose Fat, Not Muscle?
Check the picture above. That means you’ll look slimmer at the same body-weight by building muscle.
Keys to losing fat, not muscle:
•Get Stronger. Strength training builds muscle & prevents muscle loss. It also helps sticking to your diet.
•Eat Healthy. Eat whole unprocessed foods 90% of the time and eat less starchy carbs.
Hope you have cleared the difference between fat loss or weight loss. Once you’ve got your body fat down, check if you like what you see. Then decide if you still need to lose weight.