Are you tired of battling with your weight? Does it feel like no matter how strict your diet or how many times you go to the gym, you just can’t seem to shed the pounds?
If you really want to transform your body and feel great, it’s time to stop thinking about your weight and start thinking about your body composition!
What you need to know
Your body is mainly composed of muscle, fat and water. When you exercise more or start dieting, your body composition will change, even if your weight stays the same. This is because:
As you exercise more, you develop more muscle mass and reduce fat. Your weight may even increase at a certain point, as your muscle mass increases.
Quick-fix, crash diets may produce speedy results, but the weight loss will be in the form of body water and healthy, lean muscle tissue.
Very low calorie diets may force your body into ‘starvation’ mode, storing body fat rather than burning it. So even if you lose weight, your fat ratio will increase.