Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Focus on Losing Fat, Not Weight!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I am hopping on today to chat a little bit about losing fat versus losing weight.

Many people are obsessed with what the scale says and I want to tell you why you should be focused on losing fat instead.

 So many of us have been taught to focus on our weight in terms of being healthy. It is important, but it is also just a number that shows our relationship with gravity!

When most people say they want to lose weight, it’s because their clothes aren’t fitting well anymore and they see a number on the scale that is to blame. People blame weight because they feel out of shape and unfit.

However, when people focus on losing weight, often times they will also lose water, muscle mass, strength and overall fitness. This can have a lot of negative side effects on our body.

Again, don’t get me wrong, a healthy weight is important, but what’s more important than losing weight, is losing fat.

Here’s why:

When we focus on losing fat with the right nutrition and fitness, we can see so many benefits.

When we lose fat we change our body composition – 
  • we feel comfortable in our clothes again, 
  • we see muscle definition re-emerging, 
  • we find a version of ourselves that is in shape and fit.

 Something else that happens when we lose fat -
  • our metabolism increases, 
  • our body’s ability to burn fat on its own is greater, 
  • we have more energy

The truth is, we want to lose fat, not weight. Losing weight is often temporary and most of us do not want to find again after we’ve lost it!

To turn your body into a fat burner you have to make sure that you are eating the right amount of the right foods. That means eating the right amount of carbs, fats and proteins every day. Eating enough every day. Once you do that, you will no longer be obsessed with the number on the scale!

And to really lose fat, you really need to limit your alcohol – which can stop the fat burning process for up to 36 hours!

Feel free to follow me on IG at amycainefitness, I would love to connect with you there.

Let me know if you have any questions! I’m happy to answer them for you. If you found this information helpful, please share this post.