"I want to lose weight this year"
We all have heard this goal of losing weight. Many people set out to drop their weight in order to slim down and look good. Maybe there is a wedding or an important party coming up in a year. Perhap
What's the difference?
When people set out to drop weight, they immediately conjure up images of eating fruits and vegetables and eating almost nothing. On top of that people will go to a gym and run on the treadmill for an hour and then go home. This isn't very ideal and I'd like to explain why. When we are setting out to lose fat we try to reduce our calories and exercise in a way that would be conducive to burning fat and preserving muscle mass. When we set out to drop weight we are only aiming to get skinny and see the number on the scale go down. If two people of similar height, weight, and body composition set out on a fitness journey and one goes for fat loss while the other goes for weight loss, the person who goes for fat loss will be much better off and look better. The reason is all about approach and preserving muscle.
Save your muscle!
Unless you want to look like these anorexic actresses that are skin and bone, you don't want to look like a twig when you slim down. It actually looks unattractive and unhealthy and turns people off. When you set out to lose weight, you are just trying to get slim and see the number on your scale go down. But when you go on a caloric deficit and introduce intense c
When you do slim down
After your long fitness journey of trying to slim down and look good, you will be ecstatic to find how great you look if your goal was to lose fat and not do everything you can to see the number on the scale as low as it can be. You will look healthy and fit, instead of skinny and weak. Men and women who are slim and fit are much more attractive and healthy (both physically and mentally) than those who just went for weight loss and look sick and thin. Muscle is not a bad thing, even for women who are afraid that weight lifting will make them bulky! The summer is coming upon us right now and I personally have cut a lot of fat, but my weight hasn't really moved much. I notice that each week I look better, but the scale isn't moving. That's the power of choosing to lose fat instead of weight, you will look so much better in the grand scheme of things.