What “losing weight” really means…

Our body weight is made up of our skeleton, muscles, organs, fat, food, water, and wastes. When you are attempting to lose “weight” clearly your skeleton and organs are not going anywhere, but the other things are up for grab. Most people ONLY concentrate on the number on the scale, but that is NOT the best indicator. That just tells you weight loss, not what kind of weight. (It could very well be only water weight or some muscle loss.) You should be aiming to lose fat and get rid of waste, while maintaining (or increasing muscle mass) and this will lead to a smaller pant size. Three 120 pound women of the same height can look completely different based on fat and muscle distribution. Yes they weigh the same amount, but the woman with the highest fat percentage will look much bigger. Fat takes up way more room than does lean muscle mass. So now we know that we should be working towards losing fat. Fat loss is achieved by a proper balance of diet, cardio, and strength training. There is no HEALTHY quick fix…no gadgets…no pills. It takes diet and exercise…PERIOD. Stay tuned. I will follow-up with more in-depth explanations in future posts…

Published by Coach LQ

I am a mom, wife, and personal trainer. And becoming a mom has fortified my passion for health and wellness. I want to be the healthiest I can be for my family, and I want to help others be the same.

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