Everybody wants to look leaner and weigh a lot less. It’s not something new, isn’t it? But do you really understand the concept of losing weight and inches?
WHAT IS WEIGHT LOSS?
Weight loss means the drop in weight which could be due to the decrease in bone density, muscle mass, organs weight and good fats.
WHAT IS FAT LOSS?
Fat loss is the actual decrease in the fats accumulated under your skin. This doesn’t affect the bones, muscles and organs whatsoever.
WHICH ONE IS BETTER?
Weight loss: you know you’re doing really wrong when you start losing weight drastically. When that weighing machine shows a drop in weight and you hardly see any difference in inches, you are going to suffer from many health issues later on.
Fat loss: The main motive of a person wanting to look slimmer is fat loss. You really don’t want your bones or organs to suffer. For this, you must increase the intake of proteins and vitamins for a balanced diet and cut out on carbs. We only want the fat reduction.
FAT LOSS is a win for sure! Health comes first if want to lose weight minus any health issues, go for a plan that ensures a pure fat loss. Consult an expert and find ways to do the same.
HOW TO KNOW IF YOU ARE LOSING WEIGHT OR FAT?
You’ll know you’re losing weight and not fat when your weight drastically drops. Why it’s unhealthy is discussed in the section below.
If you lose about 6-7 pounds in a week, stop right away. Alter your diet plan and workout regime. Provide your body with calcium, vitamin D, proteins and good fats. Desperate results will only lead to extreme health issues later on in life.
LOSING WEIGHT DRASTICALLY
Once you start losing weight at a fast pace, you won’t notice weight loss at the same pace in later stages of your regime. The weight loss happens due to water loss and detoxification. Once that is done, you won’t notice much change in your weight.
The ideal weight to lose per week is 2-3 pounds. Yes, that’s right! Gradual weight loss is always recommended because:
- It causes no side or after effects.
- The gradual pace of weight loss will continue throughout your regime.
- This way you’ll actually burn calories and not bone density.
Researchers have warned people about the growing concern of drastic weight loss. It should take you months and year (depending on your weight) to attain the right weight. With drastic weight loss comes
- Joint pain
- Loss of Immunity
- Organ Dysfunction
- Premature aging
- Hormonal imbalance
- Major mood swings
CONCLUSION: Don’t be too desperate for results. You eventually will lose those unwanted fats after religiously working out. Never opt for surgical methods, they will cause many diseases in the long run including cancer.
Keep a check on your weight and its pattern. Aim for gradual weight loss for mental as well as physical well being.