In our Pakistani societal set up, “following the herd” or in the layman’s “bhaer chaal” is one of the most commonly and rather blindly followed norms. And it is not anyway less than a dilemma for us, sadly. Listening to people is what we follow more than to do actually a research about something. We would follow a “totka” for anything that somebody tells us who heard it from someone and that someone was told that totka by someone else. A chain of information is passed down to many people but we Pakistanis often tend to forget that amid this Chinese whisper, a lot of vital information is either lost or altered. We never bother to track down the scientific or even logical background of that advisable totka. Have you ever bothered knowing the difference between weight loss vs Fat Loss?
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There are multiple myths about weight loss and it has been often seen among the Pakistani setup that we believe in losing weight without taking proper knowledge and education about what actually is the term weight loss means.
The “looking thin” phenomena revolves around basically two basic terms the “weight” and the “mass”. Before proceeding with this blog let us just break this myth that weight is never actually lost, it always rebounds rather looking thin comes from gaining or reducing mass.
There are two basic flaws in every diet plan. People are usually more inclined towards losing weight and not having knowledge that a good weight loss is actually the fat loss. This blog would educate you what is actually the difference between the terms “weight loss” and “fat loss”.
Weight Loss Vs Fat Loss
All those calories you burn and carbs that you give up is actually the weight of your body that you are losing via crash dieting mostly. According to research in a crash diet 60% muscle mass is lost and 40% fat is lost. Your weighing machine might would drop on your kg figures but remember that this “weight loss” regime would ultimately result in gaining back of the weight as soon as you stop the diet routine. It is usually called as a “yo-yo weight loss”, which means that the yo-yo would rebound after one push and similarly your weight would come back and probably more than it was originally once the routine is put down. So it is like a life time sacrifice. Weight loss by starving, cutting down meals or giving up food actually result in the loss of good fat, muscles, fluids and organ size. It is like that if you were a huge potato, after weight loss regime you would be a smaller potato, but still a potato. Only the size is reduced by this method. Weight loss causes reduced fitness, immunity, strength and makes you look old.
This is that ideal regime that everyone should strive for. It basically involves the loss of fat and gain of muscle mass which makes you look thin and your body athletic and even toned. This regime is full of intake f healthy, nutritious food in a balanced, calculated amount. You get to eat everything but in healthy quantities. Fat loss is basically the burning of extra fat by regular muscle strengthening exercises, cardio and hydration. This revolves around improving the quality of your life thus boosting immune system, making the body look slender and lean, radiant skin and active brain activity. Your kg figures might not drop on the weight machine but your body certainly looks thin, well-toned and balanced. This regime relies upon sound hormonal balance by controlling unnecessary hunger pangs, boosting energy levels and knocking out cravings. If all these three things are controlled then Voila! You can make anybody drool. Guaranteed.