One of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to get the body of their dreams is that they fail to draw a distinction between fat loss and weight loss. This is a fatal flaw that ends up holding most people back from reaching their goals and in this article I'm going to address it head on.
What's The Difference Between Weight Loss & Fat Loss?
Weight loss refers to losing pounds on the scale. It doesn't take into account whether that lost weight was fat or muscle or whether the person actually looks any better in real life.
Fat loss, on the other hand, doesn't care so much about the scale as it does about getting rid of body fat and flab, losing inches in all the right places and looking better in the mirror.
How you can lose weight without losing fat?
By losing muscle instead. You see, when you eat fewer calories than you burn in a given day, your body needs to utilize some of its saved stores of energy in order to function. These 'stores' fall into one of two categories - muscle or fat. If you don't utilize the right strategies for fat loss, your body will end up using the muscle for energy instead of the fat, thereby leaving you with less pounds on the scale but a body that's still saggy and flabby in all the wrong places.
So clearly, when you're trying to build your dream body, you want to make sure that you're always losing fat, not muscle. Since muscle weighs more than fat, this might actually mean that you see drastic implements in the way your body looks and feels, but little to no change on the scale.
The point I want to make clear to you is that this is not a bad thing at all! Would you prefer to weigh 10 lbs less but still look 'skinny fat' with saggy belly and arm fat, or would you rather weigh the same as you do now but look much leaner in the mirror and have hard, toned arms and a flat stomach? Obviously, everyone would prefer the second option.
So here's the takeaway message. Stop focusing on losing weight and start focusing on losing fat. I guarantee it will end your frustration and result in a MUCH better looking body for you.