Why Your Weight Doesn’t Mean Your Fat?

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by | Jun 21, 2015 | Helpful Tips, Tip of the Day

Fitness experts agree that most people rely on their bathroom scales to determine their fitness level. They also believe that the vast majority of active dieters have weight loss as their primary goal. The problem with this, and any doctor or personal trainer will confirm, is that weight alone isn’t the proper gauge to focus on.

Many people begin exercising and dieting with energy and commitment, but find out a few weeks later that they haven’t lost weight, some even gain weight. Unfortunately this is when most people quit there workout regimens. What is actually happening with their bodies, is they’re losing fat and gaining muscle. This combination would result in very little weight change. What you should do is focus more on how you feel and how your clothes fit. You can also check your body-fat percentage. This can be done at any fitness center or health club.