Not all weight loss is created equal
Do you know why I’d rather lose 3-5 pounds of fat per month than 10+ of weight?
Simply because it lets me know that the majority of the weight I lose will come from fat and not other tissues like muscle.
There’s this idea that all weight loss is created equal.
And they simply don’t take into account that when you focus on losing weight, if you just want to see the scale moving down much of the weight can come from organs, muscles, or even water.
But you want to lose fat (most of it, it’s quite inevitable you will lose some other fluids or weight from other things like muscle – but you can minimize it).
This is why the first step to knowing what you are losing the most is the difference between Lean Body Mass (LBM) and Fat Mass (FM).
This concept isn’t new or special, and the definitions are quite simple:
LBM = everything that’s not fat tissue (organs, hair, water, and of course, muscle)
FM = all the fat tissue
This is why people constantly want to know about their body fat percentage because it allows them to know how much of a difference they see in their fat levels (it’s not 100% accurate, and I will expand on body fat in another post).
That’s why you want to focus on losing as much Fat Mass as you can while minimizing the loss of LBM.
You don’t have to think much about it to do this, because it’s something quite simple to do.
In fact, that’s what I will be covering in detail in my brand new book I will be launching a month from now.
You can check it out when I launch it and get a 75% discount by signing up early.
But even if you don’t sign up for the waitlist, know that you want to focus on losing fat and not just weight… the way you look at the end of both decisions could be drastically different, which is something the scale will never show you.
Ivan @ Fitnessthetic