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Fat Loss Vs Weight Loss - What's the Difference and Which One is Better


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Fat Loss Vs Weight Loss - What's the Difference and Which One is Better

  1. 1. ==== ====Get Healthy And Slim In 2012! Grab My Free Report To Help You Get Started ====It is important to know healthy weight loss facts. It can sometimes be hard to tell what is real fromwhat is fake. I have had clients who have, in the past, spent many thousands of dollars on whatcan only be called weight loss scams.Weight loss and fat loss is a MULTI-BILLION dollar industry. In the United States alone, thisindustry is estimated to be worth over 100 Billion US dollars in the year 2007. That is one country,in one year!The truth is, the weight loss and fat loss market is so incredibly huge, that it is possible to beprofitable by simply selling a scam and leaving a customer or client disappointed, upset, frustratedand worst of all... too scared to try again. Thus damning them to a life of poor health and lowquality.So what is it about fat loss vs weight loss? If you search for either of these terms in an onlinesearch engine, you will get millions of hits. Many from the same websites. It may seem slightlyobvious to some, but fat loss and weight loss are not the same.I say that I can help a person "lose weight" simply because weight loss is what most peoplecommonly ask for and it is a term they easily understand. But as soon as I get the chance, Ieducate them that FAT LOSS is the key issue not weight loss. Once you start reading the articleson this site, it will become very clear that I dont actually care about weight loss. Why is this so?Fat Loss vs Weight Loss: Round 1Weight loss simply means "being lighter on the weighing scale" (scale weight). While its true thatoverweight people do tend to carry a lot of fat, we cannot just consider "scale weight" when we setgoals for ourselves. I dont care that much about my clients scale weight. I couldnt care less ifthey lost 30 pounds. 20 or 40 or even NONE would have been fine as well. Why is that? Thesimplest way I explain it to people is as follows:You see, most of us want to look good and perform well, whether in daily tasks, or as an athletewho needs to control their own body to play a sport well. In general, this means having moremuscles and less fat.Fat doesnt help us at all in most sports, muscles do.Fat doesnt look good on our hips, thighs or tummies, muscles do.Fat Loss vs Weight Loss: Round 2
  2. 2. In general almost all of us need to gain some muscle and lose some fat to get to our fitness goals.Here is where scale weight comes in. Muscles have a large amount of water in them. Fats well...they are fats. Have you ever seen oil (fats) and water (muscles) in the same glass? Which onefloats? Yup its the oil. Oil is less dense that water. It takes up less space. Fat is about 20% lessdense than muscle (0.9g/ml vs 1.1g/ml) if you want to be calculative about it.Fat Loss vs Weight Loss: Round 3In practice all this means that if you are following a good exercise and diet plan, you can gainmuscles and lose fat at the same time. The increased muscles will offset the "weight loss" from thereduced fat resulting in a "disappointing" change in scale weight. This can be discouraging but inreality its great news!So if scale weight doesnt matter, what then should we look for to check our progress? I look for 2things.Appearance: This can be easily seen: "hey my arms dont jiggle when I wave at my friends". Easilytouched: "wow my stomach feels a lot firmer now". And changes easily measured via fatmeasuring calipers. Seeing and touching is enough for most people to notice progress. Calipersjust give a more consistent way to quantify it.Performance: Simply put, you can do more with respect to your bodyweight if you are not carryinga lot of fat around. A good example is the chin-up. The chin-up exercise is all about strength toweight ratio. Fat doesnt help at all. If a person increases his/her ability to lift their bodyweight, wecan be pretty sure that they have gained some muscle and probably lost some fat.Fat Loss vs Weight Loss: Round 4 Society as a whole has to get off the "weight loss" bandwagonand onto the "fat loss" one. Eating disorders, fad diets and slimming centers focus on weight loss.But usually the quality of their nutrition is doubtful, and they dont do ANY proper training so themajority of the weight loss is muscle. Its even shown that when we go on a lousy weight loss plan,to body PREFERS to lose muscle weight rather than fat weight because its biologically efficient todo so.Its a never ending cycle:Client comes in-->Client uses scam product-->Client achieves weight loss (but this is actually muscle loss)-->Clients reduced amount of muscle means lower calories burnt per day thus making fat gaineasier-->Client goes back to his/her regular lifestyle but now that they use even less calories due to themuscle loss from the poor product-->Client gets fatter than ever-->Client goes back to the slimming center or fad diet-->Unscrupulous makers of bad products/services have a never ending supply of "satisfied" clients
  3. 3. Fat Loss VS Weight Loss: CLEAR WINNER! Fat loss is king. So remember, if you are lookingbetter and performing better, you are on the right track. Let the scale weight fall where it may, itreally doesnt matter because we are going for performance and appearance.Coach Jonathan Wong, is a sought after Singapore personal trainer and performance expert whohas helped hundreds of clients in Singapore achieve their fitness, fat loss and sports performancegoals. He Is also a fitness author and a member of Singapore Mens Health Advisory Panel. Visithis website for a free 1500 page e-book, blog, newsletter and constant updates.http://www.coachjon.comArticle Source: ====Get Healthy And Slim In 2012! Grab My Free Report To Help You Get Started ====