Have you ever thought if you ever wanted to tone up your body and shed the extra flab, are you looking to cut down on your weight or the excess fat in your body? The use of incorrect terminology is a common mistake people make while discussing the target for their exercise routines or diet. Quite contrary to popular belief a person when he or she says wants to reduce weight, is actually looking to shed the extra fat. This can be well understood by analyzing the difference in the execution of the process for each of the two. While weight loss can be simply achieved by reducing diet, to shed the additional fat, you need to eat the right food and go through the rigors of exercising. Weight loss is losing weight of each component in your body including muscles, bones, and water. Fat loss is losing the extra fat that could make you obese or create other health issues.
To break down the definition even further, weight loss is nothing but feeling lighter. It decreases your measurement when you stand on a weighing scale. Fat loss is burning bad calories. This requires resistance and balance in the diet. The former will build the muscles which burn calories and the latter will ensure your body is taking the right proteins and carbohydrates, and other ingredients essential for a healthy body.
To measure body weight, stand on a weighing scale. This will tell you the weight of your muscles, bones, and fat. It, however, can be misleading since it does not tell where the weight in your body is tucked. Neither does it spell out the mass in your muscles or if the calories are enough for you. In short, this measurement does not tell if you are healthy or unhealthy. It is the amount of fat in your body that will tell whether your health requires attention. This can be measured not by weighing scales but by certain specialized instruments.
Once you have understood the difference between the two, it is time to go about reducing them in a scientific manner. If your purpose is only to look lighter simply reduce the portions in your diet. Eat less, consume less water, and take longer intervals between meals. In no time will you weigh less. But this is no guarantee that your body has toned up or if you are healthier. For this, you need a scientific approach. To lose body fat, eat the right things. You must know how much protein and carbohydrates your body requires. This is called balancing your diet. More importantly, you must have knowledge of what to eat and when to consume it. Components in your diet play a critical role in burning the extra unnecessary fat inside your body. In addition, do the workouts. Make your body resist physical pressure. Hit the gym; pick up weights, run on the treadmill, cycle. What this means is you must sweat. But you must do this under the strict supervision of a professional.