Fat Loss Protocols
In this video I discuss the importance of essential body fat, why fat loss aggressiveness needs to be altered throughout a fat loss diet, and some respective fat loss protocols you can follow.
Essential body fat is essential because your body needs it to function properly. Your body uses essential body fat to surround bone marrow, organs, the central nervous system and your muscles. Additionally fat is readily used as stored energy.
Body fat is a very useful tool to use to determine which fat loss protocol you should follow. You can either have it clinically tested at a gym or a medical facility or if you are less concerned with an exact numerical quantity you can visually estimate your body fat percentage with a body fat image comparison.
As I discussed in the Fat Loss Basics video caloric deficits are essential for losing weight and nutrient dense foods ensure you are adequately satiated and are getting essential vitamins and minerals. This concept is important regardless of the fat loss protocol you choose to follow.
The 3 primary fat loss protocols I discuss are Aggressive, Moderate and Slow Fat Loss.
Aggressive fat loss is a great tool to use if you are at a higher body fat percentage. Typically, your body won’t suffer from any significant weight loss rebounds, and muscular retention will not be particularly difficult, especially if you supplement regular resistance training. Moderate fat loss is good for leaner individuals, at this point, the rate at which fat can be lost safely decreases significantly and in order to preserve muscle while becoming lean, it is important to slow down fat loss and change the fat loss regime you are following. Slow fat loss is best when you are nearing a very lean body fat percentage. When you reach a very low body fat percentage, your body is highly sensitive to changes in caloric intake. Our bodies like to remain in homeostasis; as a result at minimal levels of body fat, your body is very hesitant to keep losing weight.
The big take away from this videos is that you need to be fluid with your approach to your fat loss regime. Fat loss doesn’t happen overnight but rather 1 pound at a time. Stay consistent, stay fluid, and stay determined and you will be successful.
Best of luck with your fat loss regime!