WELCOME TO MY BLOCK BUSTERS "WHY CAN'T I LOSE WEIGHT!?" SERIES
There are 3 main BLOCKS that keep people from losing weight; Physical, Mental, and Spiritual. In my "Why Can't I Lose Weight!" I go over numerous reasons why you are not losing weight through these three categories. It doesn't matter what type of diet you follow, there are tons of other factors that can BLOCK you from losing weight and getting to your ideal body! I call them WEIGHT LOSS BLOCKS. In this article, I will go the most important block of all. Watch the video (I apologize for how long it is, that's why everything is explained below).
PHYSICAL BLOCK NO. 1 - YOU ARE ALWAYS LOSING SOMETHING: You Don’t Understand the Difference Between Fat Loss And Weight Loss AND this is not your fault!
There is a reason why the weight loss industry is a multibillion dollar industry. One reason is because diets don’t work. They are often not properly formulated, are missing important nutrients your body needs to lose weight properly in addition to creating ultimate health. A diet isn’t something you can stick with for life and that’s how you know it’s a diet.
The diet industry also doesn’t know that you can lose weight from your lean mass (this is a combination of your total fat weight and the combination of your bone, organs, and lean mass) or you can lose weight from your fat, or from both. So why is his important to know the difference? The reason is because if you lose fat only and very little muscle weight, you will look smaller faster. That's why I created a fat-burning course that helps you know how to do this called Lean Body Principles Lose Fat Weight Fast! Secrets Your Doctor Didn't Have Time To Learn Course. In this course, you will learn how to design your nutrition based on your unique body composition so you lose weight faster (lose fat faster).
The difference with this method is that the number on the scale doesn’t go down as fast, but your measurements down fast. It’s the opposite of the diet world. In the diet world, the scale go down fast. People think this is a good thing and a sign that your diet is working. You think you are accomplishing weight loss when this happens.
But if the scale is going down fast, most of the weight loss is coming from excess water weight, muscle, and perhaps a little bit of fat.
How do I know this? Because I use a form of technology that allows me to see where the weight loss is coming from. You see, the number on the scale that you see when you weight yourself is the combination of two numbers; your lean mass and your fat. These two numbers are moving all the time.
For example, if you weight 170 pounds, your body weight may be broken down like this:
170 = 103 pounds of lean mass (muscle, bone, and organs) + 67 pounds of fat.
When you follow a diet that is not customized for you, you can lose your muscle instead of losing fat. You NEVER want to lose muscle mass because muscle does several things:
1. Muscle is what drives your metabolism and helps to keep it high!
2. Muscle burns fat!
3. Muscle keeps your strong, helps to protect your bones, gives you energy and stamina, and keeps your skin from sagging as you lose the weight.
Everyone has a different amount of lean mass and body fat and your nutrition must be matched to your composition so you don't lose a lot from your muscle.
You can follow any diet that you think works best for you, as long as you now how much protein, carbohydrates and healthy fat you need. Because very view people know this information, theres a lot of time wasted on trying to figure out why you're not losing weight.
What is really happening is that you are:
It your muscle that helps you to burn fat. So, it doesn’t make sense to lose it. It’s like your money in your saving account dwindling down day by day, week by week, and pretty soon, you’re broke! Its the same way with your body.
In the picture above is an example of a young woman who gained muscle, but lost fat and at the end she is smaller in size, but larger on the scale. This is good, but most people want to see the total body weight number go down. If this is important to you which it is to most people, then you goal is to lose fat only and keep the muscle you have not gain anymore. Some people need to gain more muscle before they can even start losing weight. All of these questions can be answered when you begin to learn about the difference between fat loss and weight loss.
Ways To Find Out Your Body Composition
Body Fat Scales
One way to know if you are losing fat or muscle is to get a body composition scale. Many of these scales however, are not accurate. It’s because they are not professional quality.
The only way to truly know your fat % and lean mass is by getting a DEXA scan. A DEXA scan is a medical device that scans your body using radioactive wave energy. It uses several frequencies that give the most precise measurements of your bone density, you body fat % and muscle % and weight. You can get a DEXA scan periodically to know if you’re really losing fat. This can be kind of quite expensive, however. Or, you can work with personal trainer who has access to a professional body fat device. Some high end gyms have them. The only thing is, a lot of them don’t know how to adjust your nutrition, nor are they certified or licensed to do that. The sad thing is, most nutritionist don’t know the difference between fat loss and weight loss, so they can’t really help you unless they use professional body composition tools.
Professional BIA Device
I use a professional device in the medical practice where I work that allows me to conduct body compositions and we are able to create nutrition plans based on this information. If you want to know the name of the program, please email me through Youtube and I can give you that information.
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