As a society we’ve become obsesses by bodyweight when we look at any kind of diet/fitness programme/weight loss course. I get it. Scales are easy and from an early age we’re weighed and measured (from birth in fact).
However, while knowing your weight can be useful if you’re say, boarding a light aircraft, about to bungee, or assessing whether the lift your in might be at capacity(who else plays this game looking at the other people in the lift?) ;-), it’s otherwise just not that important.
Here’s why. Muscle if far denser than fat, meaning the more you carry, the heavier you are, even if your body fat is very low. Here’s an example, most modern professional rugby players would be classified by BMI (an overly simplistic measure of body mass determined by weight and height) as being clinically obese. Clearly they are not, in fact they’re some of the fittest sports people out there.
We need to move away from focusing on the pounds, and instead go by what we see in the mirror, how well our clothes fit, how we’re feeling, and our body fat percentage.We coach our clients to work on adding lean muscle (having more muscle boosts your metabolism meaning you burn more calories) while dropping body fat. This means some individuals lose weight over all, some stay the same, some even put on weight.
What they have in common is that they all look and feel better as they’ve shifted fat off and added muscle.
When people say they want to lose weight, what they really mean is they want to lose fat, and that’s what we do.
So, if you’re starting your fat loss journey, ditch the scales (you can fluctuate in weight by up to 2kg depending on hydration levels and last meal) and go by the jeans you want to fit in, what you see in the mirror, or how you feel.
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