Weight Loss Or Fat Loss?

Weight loss or fat loss? Which is better? Well, if you burn body fat as you lose the weight, you are on the right track!

This would mean that you are building muscle mass, speeding up your metabolism and changing your body composition (more lean mass, less fat mass)....and, you won't put the weight back on as long as you stay consistent with your strength and cardio workouts and follow a good meal plan.

It takes longer to do it the right way! Forget about the quick weight loss gimmicks out there! They don't work long-term!

Check out this question by one of my readers:

Hi Mark,

Per the BMR calculator my BMR is 1423. I work out for 60 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weights 3 times a week M-W-F and probably a total of 60 minutes combined of cardio and weights on my days off T-TH.

I have been eating around 1850 calories, and am still not losing weight, should I cut my calories, or exercise more..ie..more cardio?

Thank you for all your help,


And, my response:

Hi Kristi! Here are some things you can try:

1. Cut your cardio sessions down to 20 minutes of faster interval cardio. Get my free ebook on Fat blasting cardio workouts. Also, cut your weight training workouts down to 30-40 minutes. If you over-train your body, it could stall your results.

2. Check your body fat percentage. You could be losing inches. Fat loss is more important than weight loss. You could be burning body fat and losing inches while your weight remains constant. This is a good thing because your body is changing (you would be more lean).

3. You could try cutting daily calories by 100-200 to see how you feel as far as energy. You need to maintain a caloric deficit in order to lose weight.

4. If you do your weight training workout circuit-style (one exercise after the other with no rest between exercises) you will burn more calories during and after your workout.

5. You might need to change workout routines every week to keep your body guessing.

Let me know how it goes!

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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About Mark

Hi, I'm Mark Dilworth, Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and Myofascial Release/Self Massage Specialist.

Since 2006, I have helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle habit changes with my 5-Star Body Transformation Plan, where YOU are the main STAR.

The 5-Star Plan helps you to achieve better long-term health, which includes body transformation and ideal body weight.

I do not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.

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