Weight loss and fat loss are two related but distinct concepts.
Weight loss refers to a reduction in overall body weight, which can be attributed to various factors, including loss of body fat, muscle mass, water weight, and even organ weight. It is a general term that encompasses any decrease in body weight, regardless of the source.
Fat loss, on the other hand, specifically refers to the reduction of adipose tissue or body fat. When people talk about wanting to lose fat, they typically mean they want to decrease their body fat percentage while preserving or increasing their lean muscle mass. It’s important to note, the higher your body fat percentage, the slower your metabolism becomes.
It’s important to understand that weight loss doesn’t always equate to fat loss. For example, crash diets or extreme calorie restriction can lead to rapid weight loss, but a significant portion of that weight may come from muscle tissue or water, rather than fat. This is not ideal since losing muscle mass can have negative impacts on overall health and metabolism. This is why we often see the yo-yo dieting start to fail. What works once for great short-term results may not work as effectively or efficiently the next time one tries to do it again.
To achieve sustainable fat loss, it’s generally recommended to focus on a combination of a healthy and balanced diet, regular physical activity, and strength training exercises. While exercise is not required on the inStriv program, any movement will always be encouraged. This approach helps preserve muscle mass while promoting the gradual reduction of body fat. It’s also important to note that everyone’s body composition and weight loss journey can vary, so it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian for personalized advice and guidance.
We have a team of Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses, and Weight Loss Specialists that can ensure you get the proper recommendations on how to lose body fat to lose weight naturally, safely, and effectively – with or without exercise – and give you all of the knowledge and education on how to maintain fat loss.
Here at inStriv, we focus on fat loss and lifestyle. Balance your natural body chemistry today to not only be able to lose the weight but learn how to keep it off – FOR LIFE!