weight loss or fat loss

There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to weight loss. If you tell a qualified fitness trainer/coach that you want to loose weight, one of the questions that should come up should be; do u want to loose weight in general (fat and muscle) or do you want to loose bodyfat alone? The reason why trainers/coaches ask this question is that most people use the term weight loss when they just want to burn fat. You may ask “if I burn fat won’t I loose weight?” the answer is yes but weight loss means a lot more than just burning fat. Sometimes I see articles with titles like; ‘5 steps to gain weight’ or ‘gain weight in no time’ and stuff like that but what is funny is that, when they say ‘gain weight’ they actually mean build muscle. Now see the confusion when they say “weight loss” they refer to ‘losing bodyfat’ and when they say “gain weight” they mean ‘adding muscle mass’.
In conclusion weight loss don’t just mean less fat, it also means less muscle. So the next time you go to the gym, be more specific when telling the trainer your goals.


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