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Monitoring Weight Loss Progress- BMI Vs Body Fat %

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Body fat percentage is a better indicator of your weight loss progress!

Body fat percentage is a better indicator of your
weight loss progress!

While you are on your weight loss journey it’s best to keep track of your results. There are two ways you can monitor your progress. Firstly you can calculate your BMI and secondly you can opt to measure your Body fat percentage. Both are not only used to keep a check of your weight loss developments but are also utilized to examine your fitness levels.

BMI takes into account an individual’s weight and their height. However, when it comes to Body fat percentage, it utilizes a person’s weight, height, age, waist measurement and the hip circumference. Hence, as advocated by countless fitness enthusiasts, body fat percentage gives one a far better idea of their progress as compared to BMI.

Unlike BMI reading, body fat percentage will give you a complete profile of your body composition which includes your muscle mass or lean body mass, fat mass and total water weight. Being aware of your muscle mass is crucial as during a weight loss program many individuals end up losing a lot of muscle instead of fat. Such a scenario will only make your skin sag and your body will no longer look toned.  Hence when you are on the track of losing weight, instead of checking your BMI reading, aim to measure your body fat percentage every month.

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Body Fat-The Difference Between Subcutaneous Fat vs Visceral Fat

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Excess of both, subcutaneous and visceral fat can be fatal for health

Excess of both, subcutaneous and visceral fat can
be fatal for health

The fat we retain on our bodies can be split into two main categories, namely essential fat and stored fat. Essential fat is known to be kind of fat that is truly vital for us to have in order for our bodies to function optimally.  Now when it comes to stored fat, it can further be divided into two types- visceral fat and subcutaneous fat. One should be well aware about the differences of these two kinds of fat especially if you are an individual who is trying to achieve certain fat-loss goals.

Starting with subcutaneous fat, this type of fat is found right underneath our skin. When focusing on weight loss, this is the fat that we all should try to burn off and what’s more is that it can be easily be burned through proper exercise.  Subcutaneous fat is also responsible for causing cellulite. So if you manage to burn it off, the better your skin will look.

Moving on to visceral fat, this particular kind of fat sits around the body’s organs. The more visceral fat you have the more detrimental it will be for your health. So in order to stay healthy, make sure that your body fat levels are in check and fall under the normal range.

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