What's the Difference from Losing Weight and Losing Fat?

What's the Difference from Losing Weight and Losing Fat?

There is quite a large difference between fat loss and weight loss. Weight loss refers to a decrease in overall body weight, which can result in the loss of a variety of factors, including the loss of fat, muscle mass, and water weight. No one wants to lose muscle mass, and water weight can fluctuate like crazy.

Fat loss, on the other hand, refers specifically to the loss of body fat. The scary thing is, it's possible to lose weight without losing fat! if you lose muscle mass or if you are dehydrated. Conversely, it is also possible to lose fat without losing weight. For instance if you gain muscle mass at the same time that you lose fat. It is important to focus on fat loss rather than weight loss because losing fat can have a number of health benefits, such as improving body composition, insulin sensitivity, and cardiovascular health, while losing weight may not necessarily lead to these benefits.

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What is the Fat Burning Heart Rate?

What is Fat Burning Heart Rate?

Let's talk about fat burn and heart rate. This question comes up a ton for me! Now I am not a fitness expert - but this is pretty basic stuff.

In order for your body to burn off stored fat very efficiently through movement the heart rate has to be moving at a certain speed. The fat burning heart rate is the range of heartbeats per minute at which your body is using the most fat for energy. Referred to as the "fat burning zone", it is generally lower than the heart rate at your maximum capacity (also known as the "aerobic zone").

The fat burning zone is usually 50-70% of your maximum heart rate. To calculate your maximum heart rate, you can use the formula 220 minus your age. For example, if you are 30 years old, your maximum heart rate would be 220 - 30 = 190 beats per minute.

To determine your fat burning heart rate, you would then multiply your maximum heart rate by 0.50 (50%) to get the lower end of the range and by 0.70 (70%) to get the upper end...

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Perfect Snack when Working from Home!

 

Perfect Snack when Working from Home! 

We all know working from home (or a hybrid version of it) is becoming the norm for so many of us. The issue with that? Being around our fully stocked kitchen 24/7! 

I am noticing more and more that people are getting frustrated with uncontrollable weight gain as a result of over snacking. Now instead of cutting out everything (very much a diet culture mindset), I want to introduce you to one of my favourite foods to snack on if:

- I am craving something sweet 

- I am looking for something that will fill me up with good protein, fat or fibre 

- I am looking to feel good afterwards so I can continue by day without any headaches, sugar crashes or mental fog

... and here it is! The Nana Shake: NanaPops! I have dipped mine in some beautiful dark chocolate for some crunch and extra healthy fat

Nana Pops are made with all natural ingredients, banana based and full of amazing fibre to support the immune system, your fullness and...

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