Ever heard of this thing called ‘Skinny Fat’? It’s when a thin person has a high percentage of body fat. So while you’re looking at them from afar- you think ‘They’re thin, they’re in good shape…’ Not so if they have a high percentage of body fat. Skinny people have heart attacks every day.
Your weight should not be used as your measure of your health and fitness. The thing you want to focus on is your muscle-to-fat ratio. The body functions best when it consists of the proper proportion of muscle, fat, organs and bone. The variables there are your muscle and your fat. Your bones and organs pretty much are what they are…
While fat is essential to the body- too much fat puts you at risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke and other health problems. You’re just not operating at your optimal levels! I like to focus on body fat percentage and body composition more than the weight. Do I care what the number on the scale says if I’m rocking my skinny jeans or a bikini?? NO!!! I care about inches and muscle mass!
If you’ve ever tried losing weight by cutting calories or a diet that doesn’t include exercising, your lean muscle probably dropped- resulting in increased body fat percentage. YUP! INCREASED body fat percentage!!! Low glycemic impact eating along with exercise will prevent that from happening. Not only will you get your health back, you’ll be rocking your favorite skinny jeans and that bikini!
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