Fat Loss VS Weight Loss

By Peg Sanders

Foods that help you burn fat, reduce hunger, suppress cravings, and increase your energy are included in a fat loss diet so that you end up eating less without trying. These foods usually are rich in protein, fiber, and water, are nutritious and also low in calories.

While a weight loss approach to food focuses on calories, eating for fat loss puts focus not only on calaories, but more on hormones. For effective fat loss, you need to eat in a way that controls your metabolism.

Your hormones are very powerful and have a great influence on your hunger, cravings and energy. When these hormones are in balance, these sensations become stable and you will notice less food intake without much effort on your part.

Two things are required to turn weight loss into focused fat loss and they are fewer calories and balanced hormones. The quality of the food you eat, rather than the quantity, will allow you to control your hunger, energy and cravings.

By breaking the day into two time frames, 12 hours of eating and 12 hours of fasting, there will be very little impact on hunger, energy and cravings because you’ll be sleeping for a large part of the 12 hours without food.

If we know that insulin is a fat storing hormone, then any excess calories will be stored as fat which can’t be used for energy, but what many do not know is that insulin is also a muscle building hormone and a hunger suppressing hormone. So now the trick is to find the right starchy foods you need for high energy, to maintain muscle, and to balance your hunger, energy and cravings without slowing down fat loss.

Be aware that starch and sugar have the biggest impact on insulin production while fat has little influence on insulin. However, the combination of fat and sugar/starch creates a ton of fat storing hormonal activity. Some of the foods we are talking about are bread and butter, cakes, pastries, ice cream and the like.

You don’t have to eat organic kale and wild Alaskan salmon to burn fat. There are plenty of protein bars and shakes on the market that may not be ideal, but serve to quickly decrease cravings, stabilize energy and curb hunger. Real food is always best, but you can use these as needed to fit your lifestyle.

A good trick that works fantastically to know if a food will be effective at helping you manage your fat loss goals is to subtract the fiber and protein from the total carbohydrates on the label and that should equal ten or less. The lower the number, the better. Also, the fat content should be less than 15.

Being in tune with your body and learning how to read the signals it gives you is a very reliable source of biofeedback which can help you to adjust your approach to hunger, low energy and cravings. By correcting these first, you will see lasting change. So stop looking for the right plan or relying on food lists or meal plans and supplements, and start educating yourself to create the perfect plan for you. Just do what will really work for you.

If you exercise, this will have an impact on your hunger and cravings and some forms of exercise may make you more hungry than others which will have less of an effect. You may not realize it, but sleep and stress have a dramatic impact on your fat loss or gain. So always be aware of how your actions are affecting your eating.

Once you understand your own unique metabolism, your sensitivities, and personal preferences, you’ll be able to create for yourself the best rules for fat loss.

For more information, check out Facts About Weight Loss .

Fat Loss VS Weight Loss