|Do you want to lose weight or lose fat?|
|Written by Steve|
Are you trying to lose fat or are you trying to lose weight?
This is an important question to ask yourself because you can lose weight by not eating but you'll lose muscle as well. You can lose fat by gaining weight in the form of muscle. Personally I'm trying to lose fat and lose weight but I'm going to try and add some muscle because it will help me keep the weight off and let me eat more food.
Right now I'm 5' 10" and almost 200 pounds. When you hear that you may think of athlete that's muscular, lean and in great physical condition. Unless that athlete is a darts player, bowler or cricket batsmen, you'd immediately realize that the athlete can be the same height and weight as a fat guy like me but be in excellent physical shape. The difference is in body fat vs. muscle.
So guys, if you want to lose weight you can do that by starving yourself but you know that's going to suck and once you start eating again the weights going to go right back on or you can exercise a little more and eat less. I know, exercising sucks and if you really enjoyed it then you probably wouldn't be overweight. It just might have to be done and there are a lot of advantages to it.
I'm never going to be that guy with big strong arms, ripped abs and a muscular chest. That doesn't mean I can't add 8 to 10 pounds of muscle over the next few months and replace 10 pounds of fat while doing it. I'll still need to lose another 20 pounds of fat but that added muscle will boost my metabolism and help me lose that fat.
The advantages of a little muscle work are:
In the end losing weight vs. losing fat might be worth thinking about. I'm never going to be that muscular athlete or that strong man at the gym and at 200 pounds I'm always going to be fat. I could be lean and healthy at 155 pounds with no muscle and a slow metabolism or I could be healthy, a little more muscular and do the all you can eat once in a while at a 170 pounds. Which one do you think I want to do?