The Problem With Losing Weight

building muscle general health weight loss Nov 15, 2023

Losing weight does not necessarily mean you'll be healthier, more athletic, or better in general. In fact, as you lose weight, there's a very good chance that you'll lose muscle too, which means you're just a smaller version of yourself - not necessarily a better one.



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Stop focusing on the number on the scale.

In this new episode, I cover the problems with losing weight and provide new perspectives on diet, exercise, and weight loss. Most importantly, I teach you why body composition is the gold standard measure of your health, fitness, and physical improvement — and the only measurement that needs your attention. 

First, I detail the three problems with losing weight and how to shift your mindset into muscle building. I provide new perspectives for losing weight and share (some) of the reasons why BMI is specifically problematic for women. I also review body composition in relation to body weight and share two ways to assess your body composition with the most reliability and accuracy. You get to decide what your body looks and feels like… and I personally cannot wait to see the photo of you marching your scale out to the garbage bin. 

Plus, you’ll gain research-backed resources in support of your success, and hear stories and lessons from my 30 years of experience. If you are frustrated by increasing belly fat, worried about your health, or obsess over your diet and the number on the bathroom scale. This episode is for you.

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Topics Covered:

  • The fitness industry’s strange obsession with body fat 
  • The three problems with losing weight  
  • A healthier reframe around body fat and losing weight
  • Three new perspectives around losing weight 
  • Why BMI is problematic for women 
  • Two ways to assess body composition
  • How to gain access FREE access to Strength Without Stress

Resources Mentioned:

  • Journal of Clinical Densitometry article
  • Get FREE access to my in-depth 14-page nutrition guide HERE 

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