Let’s set the record straight from the outset: the goal of any weight loss, pound-shedding, “trimming,” or whatever-you-label-it program is body FAT loss, not necessarily scale-weight loss. So, bubble-wrap your weight scale and put it in the basement or attic and focus on your body composition: the fat to muscle ratio.
I am not a Registered Dietician, so I cannot offer you specific advice on what you should be consuming. I will, however, lay out bits and pieces of some of the most recent issues and arguments in the fat loss world, such as:
- Is it simply creating a calorie deficit, so your body is forced to tap into adipose fat?
- Is a calorie a calorie regardless if it comes from protein, carbohydrate, or fat?
- Regarding the last question, what is better: a high carb/low fat or a low carb/high protein diet?
- What about the glycemic content of carbs and blood sugar levels?
The best way to measure body composition (without forking out thousands for your own physiology lab) is to use a set of body composition scanners. They are like scales, but a bit more in depth. Some even measure your metabolic rate and bone density. This way you can make sure your “weight loss” is all fat and no muscle!
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