Nutrition for Fat Loss

Posted: 2013-01-16

Now, let’s get a couple of things straight before we start.

• Nutrition for fat loss and nutrition for health are two completely different things.
• Fat loss and weight loss are two completely different things.

So, you decide you need to lose some fat. You join a gym, start banging out the cardio, stop eating ‘unhealthy’ and ‘high fat’ foods, and stock up on ‘healthy’ and ‘low fat’ foods.

Normally these types of food include wholemeal bread, wholemeal pasta, mountains of fruit, low fat desserts, low fat yogurts, vegetables, fish, chicken and eggs. You would start to have porridge for breakfast, fruit or a cereal bar for a snack, wholemeal chicken salad sandwich for lunch and a salad for dinner.

Now these are all healthy foods (apart from possibly the low fat options!). They contain lots of vitamins and minerals, but they are not necessarily fat loss foods.

So, your following this plan for about 3-4 weeks, lose a good amount of weight, but you’re not really seeing much of a change in the mirror. You’re hoping to see a smaller waist line, smaller and firmer bum and more toned arms….but you don’t. This is where the difference between fat loss and weight loss comes into it.

When you’re doing this kind of diet and training program, you’re not interested in building muscle….. Why would I want to build muscle??....I hear you ask! (please read nutrition for muscle gain!). All you are really interested in is burning fat and losing weight. This will happen, but at the same time you will be burning muscle. Having less muscle mass leads to a slower metabolism, therefore less fat loss!

Here at Bottom Line Lifestyle & Fitness we work with you to make your body burn FAT! We write an individualised food plan, that isn’t a nightmare to follow! We also track your progress using our Body Stat machine. This measures your body fat percentage, fat weight, lean %, lean weight and hydration. Don’t just use the scales!

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