Most people worry about weight loss and never even give fat loss a second of thought.
It's always all about the number on the scale, and I'm not really sure how so many people have been so wrong for so many years.
All I ever hear from so many people is how they need to lose weight. They tell me they have to get the number on the scale down. It's rather ridiculous!
Let me explain…
The body weight you lose or gain will consist of muscle, fat, and water. When you lose weight, you are most likely losing a combination of fat, muscle, and water.
The WLC System will give you the edge in losing fat instead of muscle. You do not want to lose muscle. Focus on only fat loss when trying to lose weight.
Weight loss will be much faster if you lose fat and muscle, but you will dig yourself a deep hole by attempting to lose as much weight as fast as possible.
You will end up looking worse, feeling worse, and in far worse shape than when you started.
You'll have to eat less now just to stay the same weight. Go back to eating normally as you ate before your weight loss, and you'll begin to gain weight at a fast rate.
Slow and steady fat loss is the key to a better looking body. This is what you will get with the WLC System.
So weight loss is NOT what you want!!! You want fat loss while holding onto ALL your lean muscle OR even an increase in muscle while losing body fat.
The Number on Your Scale is Not The Measure of Progress
Have you ever relied on the scale to measure your progress?
You should know by now that the scale is not a good measure of progress. Why? Because body weight can consist of muscle, fat, and water. You never want to lose muscle.
Some people get discouraged if the number on the scale goes up when it most likely was just your body storing more water than the previous body weight measurement you took.
Many of you have been on weight loss diets before with no exercise. No cardio and no weight lifting. You only use the scale as your measure of progress. You know what happens to you?
You lose a combination of muscle and fat, and you've probably believed you were successful because the scale reads success in your mind.
But the mirror simply showed a smaller person with worse body composition. You had a higher ratio of fat to muscle than before you started. Not good.
A weight loss diet is useless.
You need a complete system like the WLC System that includes weight lifting, diet, and cardio plus a myriad of techniques and other things to get you the fastest fat loss and muscle building results.
A weight loss diet works for weight loss but only hurts you.
You need your muscle, and a weight loss diet could care less about your muscle mass.
Body Fat Percentage is The Measure of Progress
A scale is not completely useless.
You should use the scale in combination with a body fat caliper to measure your body fat percentage. Once you have your body fat percentage, you can do a simple calculation using your body weight to tell you how much body fat you have in pounds and how much lean muscle mass you have in pounds.
You will measure your body weight each week along with your body fat percentage to tell you how much muscle you have gained/lost and how much fat you have gained/lost.
Body fat percentage is the true measure of progress. Nothing else compares to using body fat percentage as your measure of progress.
You will learn everything you need to know about measuring body fat percentage with the WLC System. Once you learn, the process only takes a few minutes each week.
With your body fat percentage in hand, you can really see the progress you've made each week. No guessing as you would have to do with the scale each week:
“Let's see, I lost 2 pounds of body weight. Was that 1 pound of fat and muscle? Or was that 2 pounds of muscle or 2 pounds of fat?” You won't have to go through that each week.
You'll know exactly what you lost. And you can adjust your program as needed from there.
A Weight Loss Versus Fat Loss Scenario For You
Let's take a look at 2 different people.
The 1st person is going to focus on fast weight loss. That person is going to lose as much weight as he/she possibly can as quickly as possible.
The 2nd person is going to focus on fat loss while using the WLC System.
Both people start out at a body weight of 170 pounds and 20% body fat. This means starting out that both people have 136 pounds of lean muscle mass and 34 pounds of body fat.
The first person goes on a low calorie diet with no exercise for 8 weeks and loses 20 pounds of body weight. They lose 8 pounds of body fat and 12 pounds of lean muscle mass. They now weigh 150 pounds with 124 pounds of lean muscle mass and 26 pounds of body fat. They now have a body fat percentage of 17.33 percent.
The second person uses the WLC System with weight lifting, cardiovascular exercise, and a diet that floods their body with nutrition each meal. They lose 12 pounds of body fat while gaining 4 pounds of lean muscle mass over the same 8-week period of time. They now weigh 162 pounds with 140 pounds of lean muscle mass and 22 pounds of body fat. They now have a body fat percentage of 13.58 percent.
The second person looks absolutely amazing while the first person just looks smaller with less muscle and less body fat.
The first person is going to go back to eating the old way and will gain fat back quickly since there is less muscle there and their metabolism has been wrecked.
The second person will continue to burn fat because they will continue to flood their body with nutrients while using the WLC System. They don't have to change the way they eat since they weren't starving themselves for 8 weeks.
The second person can even begin eating more calories and the increase in muscle mass will simply burn those extra calories away.
This is the difference in weight loss versus fat loss. I hope you see the truth now! Weight loss is not your focus. Fat loss should always be your focus while maintaining or even gaining muscle mass.