Weight loss (scale loss) = loss of body fat, muscle, water
Fat loss = loss of body fat & water while retaining muscle (as much as possible).
1st things 1st: why do we want to retain muscle??
-because it makes our metabolism increase
(Hence the protein/strength training)
2nd: looking at it this way helps us get RID of the “scale-only” mentality regarding progress:
-Just because you drop 10 lbs in 10 days doesn’t mean it’s all “fat”, & doesn’t mean it’s a good thing.
-TRUE fat loss takes a lot of time.
-the scale fluctuates DAILY (which is normal!) but are you feeling better?
Are you being much more consistent?
Are you feeling more confident?
Are you looking better in your clothes?
Can you run a mile faster?
Can you play with your kids while being less fatigued?
3rd: it’s important for your body to be healthy enough to lose weight. If you’re already eating only 1200 calories consistently (through tracking) then you NEED to go through a reverse diet to re-fuel your hormones. Our bodies are incredibly intelligent & keep adapting to our intake so if you keep going lower your body will keep adjusting. Recovery will be inadequate, sleep will be inadequate & you will start to just break down physically & mentally.
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