We all likely have a bathroom scale, but did you know that your bathroom scale may not accurately reflect your true health? Your body is composed of more than just fat. There is a difference between fat mass and non-fat mass (muscle and bone). The problem is that your scale is too dumb to know the difference. It can’t tell the difference between how much of your weight comes from muscle, fat, or bone.
What Is Body Fat?
It’s important to point out that some body fat is necessary. In addition to protecting and insulating your body, fat carries fat-soluble vitamins, makes certain hormones, and provides energy.
Body fat is all the stored fat in your body. There are two types: Subcutaneous fat (layer of fat under your skin that insulates and protects your body), and Visceral fat (surrounds and cushions your abdominal organs).
Everyone needs a certain amount of body fat to perform these bodily functions, so this amount of body fat is known as ‘essential fat.’
However, you can have too much body fat, which leads to high risk of chronic illnesses like high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.
Changing Your Body Composition
To change your body composition, you’ll need to consider the right balance of physical activity and nutrition. Slow and steady progress works best when you want to lose fat and increase muscle. Any program that promises fast results is likely a scam and won’t give you the long-term health benefits you’re looking for.
When you’re trying to change your body composition, it’s important to follow a safe and effective workout routine and follow a balanced eating plan. The good news is you don’t have to go it alone! Eximo can help you put together a training routine and a nutrition plan that will help you meet your goals. Reach out to Erica at [email protected].