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Weight Loss V/s Fat Loss

December 1, 2017

Know why two people with same weight and height can look different ?
Two people could both weigh 75 kg, but one might have 40% body fat, while the other might have 10% body fat. To the scale they are both the same. A scale can’t tell the difference between a 75 kg person or a 75kg sack of potatoes even though I personally think they look a little different.

Difference between weight loss vs Fat loss


Weight loss

Weight loss = Muscle loss + Fat loss + Water loss

Fat loss

As the term suggests, it’s the loss of the fat that your body carries.
Fat loss = Reduction of stored body fat

The differentiator is fat percentage! If one has a lower fat percentage with higher muscle mass compared to the other, then he or she will look fitter compared to other, despite having the same weight.

Do you want to lose weight? If you answered yes, you are wrong. Well, not wrong actually, but what you’re really wanting to do is lose fat. Anybody can lose weight. You just don’t eat. You will lose weight, but unfortunately, the weight you lose will be both muscle and fat.
The ultimate goal for successful weight loss is to preserve as much muscle as possible, or possibly even gain some, while at the same time lose as much body fat as possible. Your body fat % is a key indicator of your success, not the scale.
Telling people to not stress about their weight is a very common theme for me, and for good reason. Too many times successful dieting is sabotaged because of a deceiving number on a scale. A scale can’t tell you if your clothes fit better, it can’t tell you if your body fat percentage has changed, and it definitely won’t tell you that you’re looking any better.

When you start trying to lose weight, it is imperative that you track your progress using methods other than just the scale. You need progress measuring tools that are going to track body composition changes too. Body fat calipers, a tape measure, progress pictures, the way your clothes fit, blood work, and people’s comments are all going to be useful to you

 

 

 

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