Do you want to lose weight? We find that most people are struggling with losing weight and it is one of the most common goals of our patients. Losing weight is an important part of health but should not be your main focus.
When we try to lose weight we usually go on a low caloric diet and incorporate lots of exercise. After some time of sticking to a diet perfectly and workout nonstop, you will notice that your scale has gone down a few pounds. The problem here is most diets are set up for weight loss, so you will be losing some muscle mass along with your fat mass. This imbalance can set you up for more struggles later on and makes it even harder to keep the weight off.
One reason why it is important to keep muscle is muscle burns more calories at rest than fat does. That means, the more muscle we have on our body, the more calories we burn on a regular basis. Our muscle is one way to improve our metabolism which is vital in order to lose more weight or maintain the weight loss you just accomplished. This is another reason why most diets will lead to a plateau. You will notice weight loss at first, but since you are losing muscle, you are now slowing down your metabolism where you cannot lose any more weight.
Your body fat percentage is a much more valuable number than the number on the scale and should be taken into consideration for anyone who wants to lose weight.
Do you want to know what your body fat percentage is? Join us for our free workshop on May 23rd at 6pm! We will be offering free body fat measurements and lots of valuable information on how to lose fat for good!
Debunking the Diet Myth: Weight Loss Strategies that Work
When: Tuesday May 23rd at 6pm – 7:30pm
Where: Sklar Center for Restorative Medicine
5000 East Spring St. Suite 402
Long Beach, CA 90815
Friends and family are welcome.
Space is limited so be sure to RSVP here! Or call us at 562-596-5196.