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How’s Your Body Composition?

August 31, 2014

What Is Body Composition? Your body is made up of fat mass and fat-free mass. Fat-free mass includes lean muscle, bones, organs, tissue and water. When people refer to body composition, they are generally talking about body fat percent, or the percentage of your body mass that is fat. You can’t change the part of your body that is bones, tissues and organs but you can change the ratio of fat to muscle with exercise and a good diet. How Is Body Composition Measured? There are several diff....

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Weight Loss vs Fat Loss

June 13, 2012

When thinking about implementing any kind of weight management program, a distinction must be made between fat loss and weight loss. Many low-fat, calorie-restricted diets produce disappointing long-term results mainly due to the excessive loss of muscle mass that occurs as a result of this type of diet. When muscle mass is lost, it results in a reduction in metabolic rate (i.e. the ability to burn calories) and increases your likelihood of putting it back on. This effect is often observed in yo....

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