Weight loss has been a powerful word for a decade. 8 out of 10 people want to lose weight and look better and young.
Weight loss can easily be achieved by putting your body on starvation mode which a lot of people also do.
Is it really an appropriate way to lose weight?
No , It’s not.
Do you also want to lose weight in the same way? Or do you want to choose a healthy way?
The choice is completely yours.
To understand the correct way, you need to first understand the difference between weight loss and fat loss.
Unfortunately, most of the people do confuse fat loss with weight loss.
Let’s look at the difference between the two and which one you should aim for.
Weight loss is lowering down your body weight or losing your body weight in the form of muscles, water, fat and organs.
During the weight loss journey, people stop eating and consider that this is the best way to lower down the units on weighing scale. They take only few calories which means less of protein consumption, they eat only once or twice a day maximum or their time gap in each meal is quite long.
When you do all the above things then your body goes to catabolic mode and you start losing muscles instead of fat.
When it is good to lose weight?
Suppose, you are an Obese individual weighing around 120 Kg or more who aims for weight loss and have dropped around 20 kg, 30 kg or 50 kg then there is a huge possibility that you would lose some amount of muscles, water along with the fat of your body. It’s alright in this case to lose weight as your body needs some structural changes.
Lowering down or losing the fat which your body bears. It is measured in terms of fat percentage like from 20% to 15%, 15% to 10%, 10%- 8%etc.
Basically, you have a fat layer on your muscle and muscle will only be visible once the fat percentage of your body drops.
When it is good to lose fat?
Well, it’s always better to lose fat rather than weight.
If you fall in overweight category according to your BMI (Body Mass Index) and have around 5 to 10 kgs of extra weight then your focus should be on fat loss which will keep your muscles intact.
Problems with weight loss
The drawback of weight loss is you stay hungry most of the time and then when you start eating again after achieving your goal, you again start taking big meals, big portions and you come back to the same stage.
In case of fat loss, you take 5-6 meals a day and the macros (Protein, Carbohydrates and Fats) are balanced.
When you aim for fat loss then your protein intake should be higher which will prevent the muscle loss.
Aiming for Weight Loss means decreased fitness, decreased strength, poor performance, early ageing, reduced immunity, no desired shape whereas if you aim for fat loss, you would get improved fitness level, greater strength, good performance, delayed ageing, reduced risk of diseases, achieve desired shape.
Fat loss is always healthier than weight loss. Fat loss is more attractive than weight loss. Always aim for fat loss rather than weight loss at it comes with lot of benefits and lasts longer. Please comment below.