My Clients often go to me (this actually happened in my session earlier!)
Client: I weighed myself today and I have lost no weight.
Me: Okay, but do your clothes feel looser? Do you feel better?
Client: Yea, I’m fitting into clothes I haven’t worn in ages!
Me: Well that’s awesome! Let’s focus on that!
Client: Yea, I guess
Me: You can have two people who weigh the same, let’s say 60kg. One can be slight and lean and one can be overweight, but both roughly the same height.
The smaller one has less body fat and more muscle mass (These are the key points).
Fat and muscle both weigh the same, but muscle is denser so therefore takes up less room within the body (Hence where the myth comes from that muscle weighs twice as much as fat). And this is why you weigh the same, you have lost fatty tissue but gained a fair bit of muscle mass, which is far more important. Muscle mass means you will burn more fat, as muscle is metabolically active and is far healthier than fat and will help you in years to come!
Client: Right, okay that makes sense and you’re definitely right.
Me: Remember its fat loss, not weight loss and try to look for the positive!
The key points within this conversation is that my client got hung up on the negative that his weight had not changed and didn’t focus or think about the fact that his clothes felt looser and he felt better. He also didn’t think about it as fat loss and merely thought about it as weight loss, but this is due to the industry as a whole, it’s always about the overall weight loss. We need to change this mind-set and look at it as a more detailed picture such as fat loss, where you have lost it from and how you feel.
If you want any more information or want any help on it then please contact me!