Most people worry about weight loss and never even give fat loss a thought.
I know this well because I did the same thing, and I would bet most people make weight loss their goal.
I lost weight extremely fast in the past, and I was really good at it!
It was always all about the number on the scale to me, and I'm not really sure how so many people have been so wrong for so many years.
My goal was to watch that number on the scale decrease. And that's all I cared about. I didn't have much money so I ate cans of pork & beans every day. It makes me sick to even think that I did that, but I did. I am so glad I am not eating pork and beans any more!
And I know you may have done something crazy like that in the past too. If you have, please let me know as I love to hear stories like that.
YES! We Need to Lose Weight!
All I ever hear from so many people is how they need to lose weight. I hear that over and over and over again. They tell me they have to get the number on the scale down.
And yes, this is correct but not completely. There's a simple trick you need to know.
Once you understand that it's not all about the number on the scale, you will know what you need to do to get an amazing body.
Let me explain…
The body weight you lose or gain will consist of muscle, fat, and water. When you lose weight, you are losing a combination of fat, muscle, and water. No matter what, you will be losing some combination of those 3 things.
So remember you will be losing body fat, lean muscle mass, and water weight when you lose weight.
Here's the Real Trick to Weight Loss So You Get What You Want
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, muscle, and water, BUT you will dig yourself a deep hole by attempting to lose as much weight as fast as possible.
If you lose muscle mass fast (comes with fast weight loss), 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.
This is what most people do: start eating “normal” again once they lose weight fast. Eating bad foods and more of them will then sky rocket your body fat and body weight because you have less muscle burning far fewer calories. You will be weaker and gain even more body fat.
The WLC System Gives You Slow & Steady Fat Loss With Minimal Muscle Loss & Possibly Muscle Gain While Losing Fat
Slow and steady fat loss is the key to a better looking body. This is what you will get with the WLC System.
If you've seen the WLC System Testimonials page, you'll see that MOST people lose body fat while gaining muscle mass! This is what makes jaw-dropping results. For friends and family that haven't seen you for a while, their jaw will drop in amazement.
Burn 1 to 2 cups of fat each week while keeping your muscle mass? YES, this is what you can accomplish with the WLC System.
You will lose weight if you use the fat loss programs based on the WLC System. But you will not lose weight as fast as you would have if you starved yourself and did lots of cardiovascular exercise. Losing muscle and body fat quickly will lead to far faster weight loss results.
If you add a bad diet plan such as Slim Fast or Nutrisystem to the equation, you'll lose muscle even faster. This is why people continue using those weight loss programs. They do work for fast weight loss BUT you won't look better! You will look much worse and feel much worse compared to using 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.
Please understand this: weight loss is not your goal and should never be your goal. Fat loss should be your goal while keeping muscle mass.
The Number on Your Scale is Not The Measure of Progress
Have you ever relied ONLY on the scale to measure your progress?
I told you my story earlier because I have in the past. And my wife was one of the worst. I even told her she was going to head for that “skinny-fat” look. I am always truthful, and I will state the truth. She learned her lesson and admitted that I was right when she reached the body weight she wanted.
She then started using the WLC System and immediately saw the difference in weight loss and fat loss.
Today, she looks absolutely amazing.
I am hoping by now you know and realize 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.
If you are like me and my wife, though, you sometimes need to see it for yourself. But please, don't make that same mistake and waste time. Just start using the WLC System today for those jaw-dropping results. No need to rely on the body weight number on the scale any more.
You Will Gain Initial Weight When You Are Lifting Weights and Exercising Regularly
Your body will hold onto more water and muscle stores when you begin weight lifting workouts and exercise. You will gain initial weight. This isn't a bad thing! You will look better!
Some people get discouraged if the number on the scale goes up when it most likely was just your body storing more water or glycogen than the previous body weight measurement you took.
Don't let that discourage you. The results will be amazing!
Ignore the scale for a while if you have obsession issues with it like my wife and I have before. Everyone has had that before. Ignore the scale for a while.
Focus on eating right, and making progress in all that you do.
Weight Loss Diets With No Exercise
Many of you have been on weight loss diets before with no exercise (me too a long time ago!). 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.
Trust me – you don't want a body composition with more fat and less muscle. It doesn't look good and it doesn't feel good. AT ALL. You can get sick too. Been there and done that. Never going back to any of that.
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. Again, a complete system will MAXIMIZE your results! Many of you have never experienced maximum results. I have and want you to have those same 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 can use it to measure your true progress.
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
I want to give you a GREAT example that should show you exactly what I mean for weight loss versus fat loss.
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. That's what I did a long time ago so I know how this works. I was losing 2 to 4 pounds of body weight every week with starvation and pork & beans.
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.
Here's a quick comparison of results:
Starting Body Weight = 170 pounds
Starting Body Fat % = 20%
Starting Lean Muscle Mass = 136 pounds
Starting Fat Mass = 34 pounds
PERSON #1 Final Results
Goal was Fast Weight Loss
End Body Weight = 150 pounds
End Body Fat % = 17.33%
End Lean Muscle Mass = 124 pounds
End Fat Mass = 26 pounds
PERSON #2 Final Results
Goal was Slow & Steady Fat Loss while Keeping Muscle Mass
End Body Weight = 162 pounds
End Body Fat % = 13.58%
End Lean Muscle Mass = 140 pounds
End Fat Mass = 22 pounds
The second person looks absolutely amazing while the first person just looks smaller with less muscle and less body fat. The results for person # 1 aren't too bad but when comparing to person # 2, the results aren't even close. Person # 1 is probably even ecstatic with their results BUT they didn't know what was possible.
And it's not JUST about the final results. The first person dug themselves into a hole while the second person feels great, looks great, and the results will be permanent. If you want permanent results, you MUST not focus on fast weight loss.
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. They won't continue to get results.
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.
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