The Importance of Losing Fat and Not Muscle

The Weight Loss and Wellness for Life program is a physician supervised program due to the amount of weight you will lose in a short period of time.

st george ut chiropracticThe importance of losing body fat and not muscle is crucial to your health.

The proper amount and ratio’s of protein, carbohydrates and fats is essential to your success and future health

This is the reason that you will be monitored weekly to check your body composition to make sure you are losing fat and not muscle.

If you are losing muscle and not fat, your program will be adjusted for you accordingly. 

This is also important in writing down everything that you eat in case your diet needs to be adjusted for you, without knowing exactly what you are eating on a daily basis we are unable to fully evaluate you and offer you the best outcome.

Some individuals feel that as long as they are consuming enough protein and losing weight, this is fine.

Each and every individual is bio-chemically different and what works for one person will not work for another person in the same way.

Of course, everyone will lose weight, but unless you are properly supervised, the weight that you are losing is more likely water and muscle and not fat. 

This is very unhealthy and can pose health risks to you in the future.

One of the trickiest aspects of losing weight is to find a way of losing fat without losing muscle. Many people are under the impression that weight loss is weight loss period.

However, often times when people lose weight they are losing water weight or muscle instead of fat which won't give them the body that they are hoping for.

Rather than aiming for weight loss it is important to change your thinking and work toward losing fat without losing muscle instead.

Losing fat without losing muscle allows you to get that sleek, toned look and lose the "jiggle" that excess body fat can cause in any part of your body.spinal decompression st george ut

Losing body fat can also help reduce your risk of certain types of health problems and can leave you feeling energized, healthy and strong.  

One important thing to keep in mind when you are focusing on losing fat without losing muscle is that you can't trust your scale.

It is easy to fall into the trap of putting a lot of importance on your weight; however the numbers on the scale are not necessarily an accurate reflection of what is happening with your body. 

Many people start a diet or exercise program only to get frustrated and give up because they don't see the scale budging, rather than watching your scale, take your body composition which will include body fat, muscle and water content measurements to track your progress. 

If you don't work on keeping your muscle while losing your fat you are actually sabotaging your weight loss efforts and won't get the results that you are hoping for.

aving muscle in your body helps your metabolism to run in high gear, this means that you burn more calories and can lose weight more easily.

However, if you start losing weight and you are losing muscle along with losing fat, then your metabolism slows down because of the decreased muscle in your body and makes it more difficult to lose weight.

In addition to making you less fit and attractive, muscle loss results in a reduced metabolism which means you use fewer calories every day to maintain your normal life functions.

Muscle is what burns calories and we start to gain weight because we have less muscle to burn calories.allergy elimination st george ut 

With less muscle and a lower metabolic rate, it becomes very difficult to sustain your weight loss.That is why 95 percent of dieters regain all the weight they lost.

We also lose strength which reduces our energy level because strength is the key to having lots of energy.   

Firmness and muscle tone is also lost because when we lose muscle strength the muscle becomes soft and your body-fat increases.

That's why so many people eventually hit a plateau with their weight loss efforts using traditional diets or weight loss techniques. 

Because of this, our program will be designed just for you in order for you to continue your weight loss efforts on losing fat while maintaining your muscle tone.

On our Weight Loss and Wellness for Life program you will be monitored very closely and each week you will receive a Body Composition Analysis which includes:

st george utah naet   Weight of Lean Body Mass
st george utah naet   Percentage of Lean Body Mass
st george utah naet   Lean Body Mass to Fat Ratio
st george utah naet   Total Body Water
st george utah naet   Weight of Body Fat
st george utah naet   Percentage of Body Fat

Losing muscle can increase excess body fat which is linked to major physical threats like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. (Three out of four Americans die of either heart disease or cancer each year; according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey, approximately 80 percent of those deaths are associated with life-style factors, including inactivity.)

Remember also, that light weight lifting and swimming can build muscle which in turn burns fat.  

A combination of exercise and our Weight Loss and Wellness for Life program will give you the best results possible for a new, healthier you!