Losing weight versus reducing body fat: what’s the difference? Why does it matter? Which is more important? If you’re going to start a diet and exercise program, where should you focus first?
Sally Tamarkin at buzzfeed.com interviewed two medical experts to get the answers. First, she explains why body fat matters and how much is okay to have. Then she covers the usual weight loss topics but with a focus on reducing body fat, not weight. This affects how a person eats, exercises, counts calories, chooses healthy foods, and more. It’s encouraging to know that fighting body fat has better long-term health benefits than just losing weight. Plus, you can eat fat and get by without using a scale. See how to get healthy without weighing yourself when you click the link below.