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Understanding the real relationship between Fat Loss and Metabolic Rate

May 17, 2021
February 4, 2024

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

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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 rest.

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.

Stubborn fat is a common issue

Regular exercise and disciplined dieting are good for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and losing weight. Still, problem areas such as the stomach, thighs, and arms seem immune and where fat is 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 Liposuction, which is available at Amaris B. Clinic.

Vaser Liposuction is gentler than traditional liposuction. Small incisions less than 4mm long are made strategically on the skin, followed by infiltration of anaesthetic solution into the areas to be treated. Afterwards, the doctor will insert the ultrasonic probe into the deep adipose tissue, moving it uniformly all over the fat tissues to emulsify the fat.

The probe is removed once the fat-melting process is achieved. Finally, using surgical cannulas of varied sizes, Dr Puah will debulk fat and carry out body sculpting for the patient.

Dr Ivan Puah, Medical Director Amaris B. Clinic, has over 15 years of experience in Vaser Liposuction. With extensive experience and knowledge, he has developed the MDC-Sculpt®️ Lipo technique, a proprietary body sculpting approach that caters to a patient’s needs. The MDC-Sculpt® Lipo technique facilitates thorough fat removal while sculpting the physique. The technique provides aesthetically and well-contoured results and reduces scarring significantly.

Often, people equate fat loss to weight loss, but in reality, you could lose weight and still retain stubborn fat. If you have issues losing stubborn fat, know that Vaser Liposuction could be the solution that you might just need.


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