Fat Loss Supplements that Work
According to recent statistics, approximately two thirds of Americans are currently overweight or obese. That’s a staggering number, and the problem only seems to be getting worse.
Given this, it’s not surprising that fat loss is the number one health and fitness goal.
Over the course of my career as a personal trainer, I’ve helped a number of clients lose weight and tone up. Even when it comes to gaining muscle mass, fat loss is typically an underlying but equally important focus. After all, getting ripped and toned is highly dependent on body fat percentage.
Tracking Your Fat Loss
In terms of measuring body fat, your bathroom scale isn’t the best indicator. In fact, I don’t recommend body weight as a good measure of health and fitness. Body weight depends not only on body fat, but also on lean muscle mass. And as you probably already know, muscle weighs more than fat.
This can make tracking your fat loss progress really difficult. Since weight training is such an effective method of fat loss (because it enhances your resting metabolic rate), a scale won’t tell you how much fat you’ve lost vs. muscle mass you’ve gained.
Instead, I tell my clients to take measurements on a biweekly or monthly basis of key body parts and areas of focus. If you’re trying to tone up your waistline, a measurement will give you the best idea of your progress. Some scales also measure your body fat percentage, by sending a mild electric current through your body. These can definitely be good measures of fat loss progress, but you can’t cheap out. Many home models simply don’t work well.