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Does Fat Loss Mean Weight Loss?

In order to tell the difference between losing weight and losing fat, we need to understand what weight loss actually is and what fat loss actually is. Often times people believe there is a correlation between the two; but this is not always the case.

What Fat Loss Really Is

Fat loss is achieved through lipolysis. Lipolysis is the process the body uses to breakdown fat that is found in the food you eat or that is stored in your body, in order to produce energy. Lipolysis most often occurs in the mitochondria of your muscles which is why having more muscle burns more fat.

What Weight Loss Really Is

Weight loss is achieved by expending more energy than you absorb when taking in food or drink. When your body uses up all the energy it has taken in for the day, it still needs energy to function. Your body will reach into its stored reserves from fat and/or muscle which will eventually lead to weight loss.

Which Process Truly Makes a Difference for My Body

Now that we’ve cleared up what exactly fat loss and weight loss are, we can discuss their differences and how it can affect you positively and negatively. As stated earlier, just because you lose fat doesn’t mean you’ll lose weight. It is possible that you are losing fat but gaining muscle and therefore you may see no difference on the scale. Conversely you may lose weight but you might not be losing fat. You can lose water weight as well as muscle weight and see the scale read lower numbers. This does not mean you’ve lost fat. In fact, it’s entirely possible you’ve gained some.

If you are someone who’s intention is to lose weight, there are many ways to go about it. Three effective weight loss strategies are:

  1. Exercise more
  2. Change your diet
  3. Plastic surgery

Diet and exercise can only take some people so far. For whatever reason no matter how hard they hit the gym and no matter how balanced their meal plan is, some people just can’t seem to tone certain areas of their body. Plastic surgery doesn’t appeal to a huge audience for several reasons. Often times people can’t afford elective surgeries or if they can, it may seem a bit too extreme and invasive. This is why CoolSculpting™ is getting so popular.

CoolSculpting to Get Rid of Stubborn Fat

CoolSculpting™ is relatively new and is very welcoming to an extremely wide audience. CoolSculpting™ works on these stubborn fat areas that didn’t disappear after working out and watching diets. This process freezes the fat cells that will then be flushed from the body in ample time.  It is minimally invasive, cost effective, and a less extreme commitment. In addition, some patients see results after a month; but normally, CoolSculpting™ success can take up to 4 months in order to see the full benefit. This is due to the fact that the fat cells need to fully die and the body needs time to eliminate them properly. Anyone remotely interested in getting more information should contact Renew MD Reno.