Think Fat Loss Not Weight Loss
Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss.
It’s not about how much you weigh, it’s about the shape of your body. If I told you that you could never change the number on the scale but you could change how you look by getting slimmer and leaner would you really care if the number never changed?? I don’t think so.
I love this post from JJ Virgin. She nailed it! Read on to see how she explains the difference between fat loss and weight loss…⠀
“The most common question I get asked when it comes to these two are…what’s the difference? ⠀
Well, fat loss typically involves tracking macro nutrients, burst training (HIIT), and lifting weights which usually results in a lower body fat percentage.
Weight loss, on the other hand, solely focuses on losing weight by tracking calories and doing lots of cardio ….without attention to training or macros (to make sure there’s enough protein to build lean muscle and fuel your metabolism) ‼️⠀
This is why people focused on fat loss usually look more toned and people who focus on weight loss get “skinny fat” and are commonly disappointed with how they look after ….Especially since too much steady-state cardio can actually make you store fat, not burn it.⠀
Did you know studies actually show that prolonged endurance exercise can raise levels of the stress hormone cortisol, sending the message to your body to break down muscle for energy and hang on to fat.⠀
So when you swap the long cardio sessions for burst training + resistance exercise, you’ll be well on your way to your goal body.”
I will add, to me exercise is second.
Getting your food right so your metabolic hormones balance out will allow you to access stored body fat for fuel. Do that FIRST and then your body will encourage more movement. As you start feeling better and better you can then ramp up your exercise to suit your lifestyle 🙌