Who does not want to look good? Be it family functions, office dos or even a society party? There would seldom be anyone who thinks otherwise. Being fit, with a chiselled and curvaceous body fitting in the LBD with a glow on your face, playing with an awesome stamina, doing a set of proper push ups/pull ups to impress someone is natural. Burt, this is not all. Invariably the idea to look like this is more often than not accompanied by the very thought of weight loss.
I have never understood this fixation of the mind for weight loss. Why is it such a big thing to lose those extra kilos? Is it all about weight loss or looking your best in that party dress, being the most beautiful bride, a guy on the beach with a dashing personality, being awarded as the best player
As a nutritionist, I am often battling these questions on weight loss. I have lots of people coming up to me with a target of losing 5-7kg in 2 months or losing that belly fat. And, to achieve this they are ready to give up on their food, gym twice a day for hours, go around running like crazy.
Let me at the outset tell you that weight loss in numbers will never give you that toned lean body and that lovely skin; it will just show you that the weight is reducing without any significant positive effect.
In order to achieve that toned lean body, you have to concentrate on losing your inches by losing that stored fat in your body. But, there is never a guarantee of weight loss.
After having battled the questions on how to lose weight, how do I get a lean and toned body, the other big question often thrown at me at the end is HOW CAN YOU SAY NO GUARANTEE of weight loss.
Well, the answer to this question is because Body weight consists of adipose tissue and lean body mass-muscle, bones, organs, water. Of these, the Muscles are the most important part as it takes cares of your body’s calorie burning capacity. If you burn more calories you lose more fat. Therefore preserve that muscle and increase it. Muscles are dense tissue and therefore it weighs more but takes less space and gives a shape to your body.
Rather than checking on the number on the weight machine, check on what is that weight made of, the percentage of muscle versus fat in it. Start concentrating on your fat loss as that gives you a good health, happy life, more energy, more stamina and endurance so you can give in your best at work, home and LIFE. Thus, leading you to shift to a healthier lifestyle permanently!!