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Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss

To this day, I don’t understand why people focus on, “How much do I weigh?” It does not matter!

Muscle weighs approximately 60% more than fat, so why would anyone care if they were 5 pounds heavier but had a 35 inch waist, low resting heart rate and low body fat??

Our society focuses on “weight loss” and it always comes down to people lose muscle because they do not weight train. If you do not strength train, you will lose muscle, no question about it. Whether it is a weight loss center you are visiting, the best approach is to combine portion control, with variety of whole foods, fruits and vegetables, and small frequent meals with lean proteins!

I’ve have seen people ask me, I weighed myself this morning and I didn’t drop a pound in a month at all! Stop it! How much you weigh should not be on your list of priorities. Your body fat should, as well as your resting heart rate.

Keep in mind, the fitness supplement industry is a billion dollar industry. They make billions on selling “weight loss” drugs that are glorified cups of coffee, or make use of some herbal formula that is not backed by science. Also keep in mind, companies can put whatever they want on a label, especially for fat burners. There are no regulations about this.

The scale is too emphasized in today’s society. Yet we completely forgot about the “healthy eating” aspect of life and focus on that darn scale. The scale sees weight, plain and simple. It can NOT decipher between muscle and fat weight. So if you are constantly dropping weight and cutting calories to critical levels, you are losing muscle, so yes you are weighing less and I promise you, you will end up getting fatter!

Try this on for size. Get up in the morning, weigh yourself. Then drink a pint of water, then weigh yourself again. You just gained a pound!! Oh no! You are hydrated. Water has weight to it! What do you think most of your body is made up of?! WATER! Did you get fatter in a matter of 10 minutes? Not at all!

One critical problem with today’s society is our lack of physical actions. Whether it’s the fad diets we have, the never ending fat loss pills or the weight loss centers that focus on the scale, we are fed with tons oif incorrect information.  Here are a few basic weight loss tips.

Get started right now with your new body! Imagine in 8 short weeks you'll have a new body to awe your friends and delight yourself! Call Phil today at 610-574-3587.

 
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