Why You Should Focus On Fat Loss, Not Weight Loss

But before that, is there even any difference between Weight loss and fat loss?

Weight loss refers to a decrease in your overall body weight from muscle, fat, and water loss.
If simply put: Weight loss = Water + muscles + glycogen + fat

Fat loss refers to weight loss from fat, and it’s a more specific and health-oriented goal than weight loss since it focuses on losing weight while maintaining muscle mass, which allows you to look more toned.

So, if simply put: Fat loss = Reduction or burning of stored body fat.

Now why is fat loss more important than just weight loss?

Because losing muscle mass can be detrimental, as muscle is a crucial component of your overall health.

Maintaining a healthy percentage of muscle has several benefits, such as

✅regulating healthy blood sugar levels
✅maintaining healthy fat levels — like triglycerides and cholesterol — in the blood and
✅controlling inflammation.

Additionally, the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn at rest.

How do we assess fat loss?

✅By measuring inches or centimetres lost from your waist/chest and hips.
✅noting any changes in how your clothes fit and
✅taking your physique updates very seriously

Losing weight in the form of fat rather than muscle should be the priority given how important your fat-to-muscle ratio is to your overall health.

You can prioritize fat loss by eating plenty of protein, prioritizing strength/ resistance training, moderately restricting your calories while maintaining proper nutrition.

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