Understanding the real relationship between Fat Loss and Metabolic Rate

Amaris B.

Archive Date:

May 17, 2021

Often people equate fat loss to weight loss, but in reality, you could lose weight and yet still retain stubborn fat, which can be both an appearance and health issue.

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Blog last updated on:

January 4, 2023

Excess fat is not only an appearance issue. They are potential causes of adverse health and overall well-being problems as well.

There are various fat loss solutions, including diet plans and exercise programs that one can choose and, but it’s essential, first and foremost, to understand what fat loss means.

Fat loss vs weight loss

Fat loss involves lowering your body fat percentage, that is to say, the amount of body fat you’re carrying. Weight loss, on the other hand, is about reducing your overall body weight.

Unfortunately for the latter and often due to the lack of understanding behind the fat loss vs weight loss science, people who lose weight also experience a decrease in muscle.

Another common misconception is that fat can be turned into muscle. Fat and muscle are two different tissues. The optimum solution is to lose fat and build muscles.

Metabolic rate

The process by which the food and drink you consume are turned into energy is known as metabolism. Metabolic rate refers to the speed at which that process occurs. Metabolism occurs continuously whether your body is at work or at rest. Energy is constantly being burned to essentially support your life. The rate at which energy is used has a direct effect on fat loss and muscle gain.

Fat loss

A typical fat loss program usually involves paying detailed attention to the type of food consumed and not only focusing on a calorie deficit (more commonly associated with weight loss).

The program also includes exercises that help burn fat while preserving muscle, such as weightlifting and other strength training exercises. Although these can sometimes see an increase on the weighing scale, they often result in a more toned and fit physical appearance.

Muscle factor

The fantastic thing about muscles is that they burn more calories than fat when you’re doing nothing! This process is known as your BMR or basal metabolic rate. So building muscles do go a long way in helping to lose fat.

Actual fat loss is when you managed to lose the extra fat while preserving or building muscles simultaneously.

Stubborn fat is a common issue

Regular exercise and disciplined dieting are indeed a good combo for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and losing weight. Still, there are problem areas such as the stomach, thighs, arms that seem to be immune and where fat are adamant to cling to.

As distressing as it may sound, stubborn fat is a common problem, but thankfully, there is a solution in the form of VASER® Lipo, which is available at Amaris B. Clinic.

VASER® Lipo is a much improved and less invasive form of liposuction. In addition, it is gentler than traditional liposuction as it eliminates fat by using VASER® technology, which targets fat and eliminates them permanently.

Dr. Ivan Puah, Medical Director Amaris B. Clinic, has more than 15 years of experience in VASER® Lipo. With such extensive experience and knowledge, he has designed the  MDC-Sculpt®️ Lipo technique, which is a unique body sculpting approach that caters to a patient’s needs. The MDC-Sculpt® Lipo technique facilitates a thorough fat removal while sculpting the physique. The technique not only provides a more desirable outcome it also reduces scarring significantly.

Often people equate fat loss to weight loss, but in reality, you could lose weight and yet still retain stubborn fat, which can be both an appearance and health issue. Seeing a qualified doctor is essential for realising your appearance aspirations, as they would genuinely advise and help you on your journey.

Don’t be easily discouraged by your efforts! VASER® Lipo could be the solution that you might just need.

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