Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss
If you are like the vast majority of people, you likely tend to focus only on the number on the scale and how quickly that number can be moved downwards. However, it is essential to remember that fitness is more than what you weigh and the number on the scale. Instead of focusing on the number on the scale, focus on how much abnormally stored body fat you are carrying on your body that you don’t need.
The weight that makes up your body comes from five different sources, although the exact ratios depend on your fitness level. Your weight comes from muscle, fat, bone, organs, and water.
- Muscle makes up 30-55% of body weight.
- Fat makes up 10-30% of body weight. You are considered obese if your body is comprised of 30% or more fat.
- Water (not in muscle or fat) makes up 10-25% of body weight.
- Bone makes up 15% of body weight.
- Organs and other tissues make up 10-15% of body weight.
The more educated you are on the different variables that make up your weight, such as how much water you are retaining, the more accurate you can be in knowing how much fat you need to lose to reach your desired body weight. Weight loss does not always mean fat loss.
When you are focused only on the numbers on the scale, it can be easy to believe that you are on the right track to your goals when in reality, you are only losing water weight. Additionally, the loss in weight can mean that you have lost calorie-burning muscles. The takeaway is that while losing five pounds seems great in theory, but if the loss was all in the muscle, you have just lost about two hundred calories a day in your metabolism. This trade is not worth it.
Fat Measurement Methods
If you want to ensure that you are losing fat, you need to measure your body fat composition. Some of the best ways to achieve an accurate measurement of your body fat composition are:
DEXA (Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) In this type of scan, X-ray technology is used to allow for an accurate estimate of lean tissue, bone, minerals, and fat across the regions of the body.
- Underwater Weighing
- Whole Body Plethysmography (Bod Pod)
- Measuring the Skin Folds
- Bioelectrical Impedance
You will notice that the bathroom scale is not on this list.
How to Lose Fat… Not Muscles
If you have made the decision to lose weight, your primary focus should be on fat loss. Most traditional dieting plans do not have this focus. Instead, the focus is on weight loss, which leads to the loss of valuable muscle.
An excellent alternative to allow you to lose fat is HCG protocol. HCG is a protective hormone. It is responsible for protecting your lean muscle mass, which will enable you to lose weight without sacrificing muscle.
An alternative to using HCG is using Ultra Diet Pellets. These pellets contain many ingredients that will aid in the weight loss process, such as:
- L-Arginine regulates blood sugar and hormones.
- Ornithine helps build muscle and reduces body fat and increases energy.
- Thyroidinum aids in balancing the thyroid.
- Natrum Sulphuricum, which prevents bloating.
- Carnitine increases metabolism.
Some of the benefits you will experience when using Ultra Diet Pellets include:
- Weight loss
- Appetite Suppression
- Metabolism booster
- Blood sugar balancing
- Thyroid balance
You may also want to read: Drinking Water and Fat Loss – Why it’s Important