Lose Fat NOT Just Weight

Think Fat Loss, Not Weight Loss

 

After class last night I was lucky enough to spend time with clients that have acheived great results – they have seen body fat drop and muscle increase. One in particular works hard on her diet, she pays attention to her training program. They both train VERY hard, vary their sessons, change what they eat, sleep well, soak in Magnesium salts and always ask questions.  Fabulous, Well Done

I’ve just emailed their results to them and toght this article might help you acheive the same transformation!!  Go For It…

As you go about your fat burning program plan, one thing that you must make sure you’re doing is thinking about fat loss, not necessarily weight loss.

This is where so many women go entirely wrong. They get all caught up in what the number on the scale is telling them that they forget to even consider what type of body tissue they’re actually losing.

There’s a big difference between losing body fat and losing body weight, so it’s a must that you understand this difference. If you don’t, you may resort to extreme measures just to see that number on the scale going down.

Let’s go over some of the key points that you need to keep in mind as you move through your fat burning workout.

The Difference Between Weight Loss And Fat Loss

The very first thing that you need to understand is what this difference is. Weight loss refers to total body mass loss. This could be lean muscle mass loss or it could be body fat loss.

But, when you’re on a fat burning program, you aren’t going for muscle mass loss – it’s that nasty fat that you want out of the picture.

As such, it’s fat loss that you’re after. Lose weight and you may just look like a fatter version of your current self because your total body fat percentage will have gone up.

Stop obsessing over the scale!

The Devastating Techniques Women ( & men) Use To Lose Weight

In the quest for weight loss, many women resort to incredibly devastating techniques such as crash diets, ultra low carb diets, extreme workout programs, or even full out fasts.

This is not the best way to produce the most optimal results. Often they’ll be spending hours per day on the treadmill while eating hardly enough food to feed a five year old.

This is NOT how you go about losing fat!

The Consequences Of These Techniques

What’s really bad is what these techniques are doing on their ability to see optimal fat burning. As they use them, they’re burning up precious lean muscle mass, which is the tissue that keeps your metabolism humming along properly.

As this occurs, they burn fewer and fewer calories each day, making further weight loss that much more difficult. And if they ever do come off the crazy diet they’re using, they’ll not only gain all the weight they lost right back (as body fat), but often gain even more because of their super sluggish metabolism.

So now they’ve lost their lean muscle mass and gained fat mass – this is not a recipe for an attractive body.

The Smarter Approach

Lift those weights girl! ( & boys)

So what’s the smarter approach? A much better way to see optimal fat loss is to combine a proper resistance training program with the right diet. This is what will kick fat burning into high gear. Your metabolism will increase and you’ll burn body fat 24/7.

That means eating 5-6 meals/snacks throughout the day.

Yes, you should be eating that much – come for your assessment with us and learn how many calories you should be eating everyday.

Be consistent with your training approximately 3-6 times per week for no more than 45/60 minutes each session.

Always look at it as ‘burning’ the fat instead of ‘starving’ the fat. You’ll also get much better results by burning it off than starving it off.

So remember, lose body fat NOT body weight.

Muscle mass is far more dense tissue compared to body fat as well, so even if you are slightly heavier because you have more muscle, you’ll look smaller than someone who has more fat mass and less muscle.

Avoid the scales. Use the mirror and tape measure as an indication of how you’re progressing along with your fat burning program and you’ll be much better off.  We will assess your body fat%, lean muscle mass – for each limb and your torso. We can then suggest a daily protein, carb and water intake.

What do you gauge your progress on? Weight loss or Fat loss?

Lose Fat NOT Just Weight

Think Fat Loss, Not Weight Loss

 

After class last night I was lucky enough to spend time with clients that have acheived great results – they have seen body fat drop and muscle increase. One in particular works hard on her diet, she pays attention to her training program. They both train VERY hard, vary their sessons, change what they eat, sleep well, soak in Magnesium salts and always ask questions.  Fabulous, Well Done

I’ve just emailed their results to them and toght this article might help you acheive the same transformation!!  Go For It…

As you go about your fat burning program plan, one thing that you must make sure you’re doing is thinking about fat loss, not necessarily weight loss.

This is where so many women go entirely wrong. They get all caught up in what the number on the scale is telling them that they forget to even consider what type of body tissue they’re actually losing.

There’s a big difference between losing body fat and losing body weight, so it’s a must that you understand this difference. If you don’t, you may resort to extreme measures just to see that number on the scale going down.

Let’s go over some of the key points that you need to keep in mind as you move through your fat burning workout.

The Difference Between Weight Loss And Fat Loss

The very first thing that you need to understand is what this difference is. Weight loss refers to total body mass loss. This could be lean muscle mass loss or it could be body fat loss.

But, when you’re on a fat burning program, you aren’t going for muscle mass loss – it’s that nasty fat that you want out of the picture.

As such, it’s fat loss that you’re after. Lose weight and you may just look like a fatter version of your current self because your total body fat percentage will have gone up.

Stop obsessing over the scale!

The Devastating Techniques Women ( & men) Use To Lose Weight

In the quest for weight loss, many women resort to incredibly devastating techniques such as crash diets, ultra low carb diets, extreme workout programs, or even full out fasts.

This is not the best way to produce the most optimal results. Often they’ll be spending hours per day on the treadmill while eating hardly enough food to feed a five year old.

This is NOT how you go about losing fat!

The Consequences Of These Techniques

What’s really bad is what these techniques are doing on their ability to see optimal fat burning. As they use them, they’re burning up precious lean muscle mass, which is the tissue that keeps your metabolism humming along properly.

As this occurs, they burn fewer and fewer calories each day, making further weight loss that much more difficult. And if they ever do come off the crazy diet they’re using, they’ll not only gain all the weight they lost right back (as body fat), but often gain even more because of their super sluggish metabolism.

So now they’ve lost their lean muscle mass and gained fat mass – this is not a recipe for an attractive body.

The Smarter Approach

Lift those weights girl! ( & boys)

So what’s the smarter approach? A much better way to see optimal fat loss is to combine a proper resistance training program with the right diet. This is what will kick fat burning into high gear. Your metabolism will increase and you’ll burn body fat 24/7.

That means eating 5-6 meals/snacks throughout the day.

Yes, you should be eating that much – come for your assessment with us and learn how many calories you should be eating everyday.

Be consistent with your training approximately 3-6 times per week for no more than 45/60 minutes each session.

Always look at it as ‘burning’ the fat instead of ‘starving’ the fat. You’ll also get much better results by burning it off than starving it off.

So remember, lose body fat NOT body weight.

Muscle mass is far more dense tissue compared to body fat as well, so even if you are slightly heavier because you have more muscle, you’ll look smaller than someone who has more fat mass and less muscle.

Avoid the scales. Use the mirror and tape measure as an indication of how you’re progressing along with your fat burning program and you’ll be much better off.  We will assess your body fat%, lean muscle mass – for each limb and your torso. We can then suggest a daily protein, carb and water intake.

What do you gauge your progress on? Weight loss or Fat loss?

Eating Disorder Trends

Charity Calls For Better Awareness Of ‘Baby Boomer’ Eating Disorder Trend

 

The Huffington Post UK | By Kyrsty HazellPosted: 19/06/2012 14:53 Updated: 19/06/2012 16:20

 

According to a growing body of research, elderly people in Britain are in the grip of a negative body image epidemic, Huffpost Lifestyle reports.

Contrary to popular belief that as we grow older we become more comfortable in our own skin, the opposite appears to be true, underlines eating disorder charity Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC).

But while thousands are falling victim to eating disorders and crippling self-esteem issues later in life, younger sufferers remain the focus of our attention, highlights the charity.

A recent report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image highlighted that negative body image is the biggest underlying cause of relationship and health problems in the younger generation – but it also demonstrated a significant increase in elderly people seeking advice about body image anxiety, ABC told Huffpost Lifestyle.

Body Image Report: Five-Year-Olds Now Worried About Body Size

The charity add that there has been an increase in the number of older people contacting the charity for support or information from 15% in 2008 to 22% in 2011.

The charity has also seen a 30% increase in the number of older people using its adult befriending service, a 300% increase in general calls to its helplines, and the organisation’s website receives 13,000 unique visitors each month.

ABC believes more focus should be on older and elderly people who are increasingly suffering from anxiety and low self-esteem when it comes to body image.

“Eating disorders begin as coping strategies which can be triggered by a variety of experiences, such as bereavement, family break-up, bullying and abuse,” Jane Smith from ABC told HuffPost Lifestyle.

“Although understandably a lot of focus has been on teenage girls we are seeing an increasing number of older women and men coming to us for help.

“Older men particularly find it hard to get help and support. Often their eating disorder is triggered by redundancy, a divorce or relationship breakdown. They too are bombarded with images of models, footballers and film stars and they stop eating properly in just the same way as teenage girls.”

And it’s not just older men who are struggling with anxieties relating to body image – women in their 70s and 80s are also battling with their looks. 

According to recent research by the University of the West of England, 90% of British women feel body conscious in some way – and sadly, it doesn’t wane as we grow older.

Although popular opinion suggests that body image woes are a young person’s problem (especially after recent statistics revealed that children as young as five are dealing with body insecurities), the myth that older people don’t care about their appearance and body shape is beginning to dissipate.

“Many women in their 80s are still anxious about the way their bodies look,” professor Nichola Rumsey from the University said during an interview by the Observer Magazine

“We have conducted a study of about 1,200 people, which confirms that appearance-related anxieties persist well into later adulthood. It can cause substantial distress to look in the mirror and see an ageing body, especially if they have very visible conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or an obvious skin condition, for example, yet in the UK we can be very dismissive of what is often construed as vanity

According to The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on eating disorders, over 1.6m people in the UK are affected by anorexia or bulimia.

Commenting on the above report, Michelle Mitchell from AGE UK told Huffpost Lifestyle: “It is crucial that health professionals do not let societal assumptions about older people blind them from making an accurate diagnosis and then must ensure that they are offered help that is appropriate to their needs.”

Do you suffer from low body image self-esteem?How To Have A Positive Body Image

Top tips from psychotherapist  www.markbradleyassociates.com

·Challenge Negativity

Challenge negative thoughts and change: “I am not attractive” with “We are all attractive, I will not be judgemental of others or myself”. Remember that beauty is a state of mind. It’s an old saying, but true beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

·Gain Perspective

Look around, does everyone look the same? No, we are all different and all attracted to different aspects of each other physical and emotional; develop and nurture the many gifts, skills and abilities that make you unique.

·Surround Yourself With Positivity

Surround yourself with positive people who are confident and encourage you to be your best. Get a walking partner and start exploring the amazing things your body can do. Limit time spent with ‘perfect’ media images and negative people. If you feel unhealthy work to become healthy not beautiful. You are already beautiful.

·Change Your Attitude

Focus on your actions and who you are instead of how you look. Say to yourself, “Good job, self” and believe it! When low look to change the situation, call a friend, go outside and take a walk looking at the world and putting things in perspective.

·Write A List

Make a list of what you want to achieve, start small and build up to an achievable target that reflects the normal world not a world that does not exist except in a fantasy life of film or celebrity.

 

Interesting – yes.

Let me know what you think, and more importantly how you feel….

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