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Weight Loss vs Fat Loss: Know the Difference 

Are weight loss and fat loss the same? If not, then how are they different? These doubts will lead you to a different path in your fitness journey.

But, no need to worry. This article will answer your questions.

The very first thing to know is weight loss and fat loss are two different things.

Weight loss is mostly seen on the scale; you may or may not look visibly leaner with it. “Fat loss may or may not show on the scale but it shows in the mirror and your progress pictures. 

Weight loss and fat loss can happen together. But both are different.

Also, weight loss can include losing weight from muscle, water, and even bones. Fat loss, on the other hand, refers exclusively to the loss of fat mass.

Varun Rattan, a certified nutrition coach said that reducing the number of carbohydrates in the diet doesn’t help you in losing fat, instead, it results in water loss from the body. However, these interventions may be helpful for athletes (in the short term) who need to compete in a lower weight category, it’s important to note that the water weight will return within 48 hours of normal feeding, Rattan added.

Here are a few ways in which you can increase the rate of fat loss without compromising on your fitness journey

  • Increase protein intake
  • Do not exclude carbs as they are delicious and help you to stick to your plan for a long.
  • Reduce intake of fried and high-calorie foods. 
  • Choose baked instead of fried foods.
  • Soups and salads can increase satiety, pair them with small meals
  • Including strength workouts can help in preserving muscle mass while losing fat

Getting rid of extra body fat can significantly improve one’s health by reducing chronic inflammation and related diseases. You should adopt a diet that primarily consists of whole foods. Limiting processed food consumption while increasing physical activity and strength training can lead to healthy and sustainable fat loss for the majority of people.

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