Weight loss vs. fat loss, which is better?
Does weight loss and fat loss reap the same benefits and if not which is better? This is a good question. Weight loss and fat loss does not reap the same benefits. Weight is an unreliable and deceptive indicator of our fitness level. An individual can lose weight and actually increase their body fat percentage or gain weight and decrease their body fat percentage. A true indicator of fitness levels is the amount of fat vs. lean body mass. In cases of extreme overweight and chronic obesity, make no mistake about it, weight loss has its benefits. When it comes to achieving high levels of fitness, fat loss is the clear choice.
Tell-tale signs of fat loss
There are a number of tell-tale signs indicating fat loss. The most profound sign is muscle clarity or definition. The leaner we are the more prominent our muscles become. For most of us acquiring muscle definition can be similar to watching a large pot of cold water come to a boil. It seems to take forever. A more practical sign is through clothing either by size reduction or how we look and fit in the same size. Clothing sizes can change drastically with little change in the scale. Tell-tale signs are instrumental in keeping us focused and motivated, especially for those who must insist on using a scale. They offer a valuable second opinion to an undesirable scale reading. Before taking out frustrations on a cheesecake, try putting on some clothes.