Weight Loss vs Fat Loss
Weight loss/Fat loss is probably one of the biggest misunderstood topic I’ve ever seen, there’s tons of pages on the web that says weight loss vs fat loss. but I’m afraid not every page answers the question. Guess what? The answer is right here. Majority of the people nowadays are health conscious and are constantly trying to lose the few extra pounds. But what does weight loss & fat loss mean? Are they both same? If not what’s the difference between them? If you ever had these questions, I’m sure after reading this post it’ll all be crystal clear to you. First let me give you a simple idea about what is Weight Loss and What is Fat Loss.
- Weight Loss: It is a process of decreasing your overall body-weight, i.e., the total weight of your bones, muscles, organs, body fat, etc. Losing Weight will leave you disappointed with your looks when you achieve your goal weight.
- Fat Loss: It is also a process of decreasing your body-weight but here the Weight Loss occurs only because of decreasing your body-fat, i.e., the amount of fat your body carries. Losing Fat will improve your Looks and make you appreciate your body when you achieve your goal weight.
So if it really is weight loss vs fat loss then clearly fat loss wins without a competition. Now on to the next important question.
How to Make Sure You Lose Fat and Not Weight?
- Eat at a deficit.
- Hit your daily Micro and Macro requirements without fail.
- Join a gym and start lifting weights.
Because Strength training will tell your body that you will be needing the muscles to do the lifting which in turn minimizes muscle from being burned for energy. So taking the muscles out of the equation your body has no other option but to burn fat for energy. Thereby ensuring maximum Fat Loss and Not Weight Loss. Getting the point here?
Strength Training also keeps you motivated and stick to your diet. You can do cardio to speed up fat loss. But without strength training, cardio will cause rapid muscle loss and you’ll end up becoming skinny-fat. So it’s best to avoid cardio during cutting phase.
Note: It is impossible to lose fat without experiencing minor muscle loss, Strength Training will only help you minimize muscle loss and there is absolutely no way you can build muscle during cutting phase(losing fat). Your body can only be in one state at a time, i.e., It can either be in Anabolic State which is gaining something(building muscle) or Catabolic State which is losing something(burning fat).
If you are yet to start your weight loss journey I strongly suggest you to click here WEIGHT LOSS GUIDE for a simple step by step approach.