Fat Loss Vs Weight Loss: What’s the Real Difference?

The term ‘weight loss’ is not a help to you in the quest for better health and a more attractive body. This is because it applies to so many different types of bodily changes. Loss of fat, muscle, bodily waste, toxins, a reduction in water retention or a sudden illness can all cause the type of weight loss that you see on your bathroom scale. Conversely, certain types of foods can cause a gain in one or more of these areas, usually over months or years, but sometimes in just a matter of days.

‘Fat loss’ specifically means a reduction in the percentage of fat cells to other types of bodily cells. Fat loss is much more important to understand than weight loss. High percentages of body fat can contribute directly to diseases such as diabetes, heart attack, hypertension, stroke and cancer. These illnesses add to the emotional and social tolls already experienced by people with high body fat who often are seen as less attractive.

Many myths exist around the issue of fat loss. Is there such a thing as ‘targeted’ fat loss? The debate is hot and heavy, and current scientific knowledge is changing at a rapid clip, which only adds to the heat. Here are some examples of the conflicting opinions we hear every day:

• Some say there is no such thing as targeting specific areas for fat loss.Instead, they insist fat always reduces from all parts of the body equally.

• Others say fat reduces differently on one person than on the next, and there is no way to influence that pre-programmed pattern.

• Exercise gurus preach that specific exercise regimens will target or ‘spot reduce’ specific bodily areas, like hip, thigh or abdominal fat.

• Diet gurus say their diet will reduce a specific area of flab, especially on the belly, thighs or buttocks. Other diet experts think specific spot reduction from dieting is impossible.

With all this confusion, what is a mere layperson to think? Well, it may be fairly straightforward after all. Nutritionist Josh Bezoni has put together the latest information from current nutritional science in a format that even the physiologically ignorant can understand. Here are few a solid points that could help to clear up this mess.

The latest understanding regarding fat loss and weight loss is this:

• Fat reduces from each person in a unique pattern that, according to our current understanding, is genetically locked in and unchanging

• Certain types of foods and food additives can cause fat gain specifically in the belly

• Rebound fat storage, which happens when the body determines there isn’t enough food eaten as with most traditional diets, can tend to concentrate fat in specific areas like the abdomen

• A diet and exercise plan that creates a slight calorie deficit will cause fat loss. When this is coupled with the avoidance of specific food additives which actually increase belly fat, this plan will ultimately yield more reduction in belly fat than a standard diet regimen

So, there you have it. fat diminisher not weight loss, is the real key. Avoid foods that add belly fat. Reduce the right types of calories to reduce all over fat. Eat foods that leave you satisfied, not foods that create cravings. For maximum belly fat loss make sure your diet does not set you up for immediate fat rebound

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