The headline of this story?
Fat loss & weight loss are NOT the same thing
The main differences?
➡️ Weight loss doesn’t discriminate on what’s lost – it burns body fat and muscle equally
➡️ Fat loss focuses on burning body fat whilst maintaining & shaping muscle
Why is preserving muscle important?
1️⃣ MUSCLE RESHAPES OUR BODY – in a calorie deficit, regular strength training & plenty of protein give our body a STRONG message to burn fat instead of muscle. This process reshapes our body. I’m talking toned, curvy, sculpted, healthy, lean and strong … NOT bulky
2️⃣ MUSCLE HELPS KEEP FAT UNDER CONTROL – the more muscle we have, the more calories we burn. The more calories we burn, the greater our calorie needs. The greater our calorie needs, the less likely we are to consume more calories than we need. Having more muscle allows us to better manager our body-fat levels long term.
If you looked & felt awesome, would you really care about how much you weighed? Probably not!
You see, most people associate a “goal” weight with LOOKING & FEELING a certain way. There’s NO attachment to the number itself. The number on the scale is unimportant. Yet, weight loss is obsessed with a “target” weight ❌ Whereas fat loss is about looking & feeling your best
When people tell me they want to lose WEIGHT, after a brief discussion, it always transpires that they actually want to burn FAT – they just didn’t know the difference! And the benefits of fat loss over weight loss don’t stop there. There’s more …
You see, whilst weight loss might yield faster results, they’re almost always short lived. Why? Because the methods used are unsustainable. At best, weight loss is a SHORT-TERM SOLUTION. At worst, it means repeatedly losing and gaining weight a cycle of frustration.
On the other hand, fat loss targets LONG-TERM SUCCESS. It’s about lifestyle change, new habits & holistic health. Results can be slow & steady in comparison but, since they’re built on moderation & sustainability, they last. The future prognosis? Easily maintaining a shapely, strong & healthy body using new knowledge & habits – bossing it!
To look & feel your best, think fat loss – NOT weight loss