When you say ‘I need to lose wight” what you are really saying is “I need to lose body fat”.
Your body is primarily made up of these three things:
- Fat = stored fuel
- Muscle tissue = burns fuel to create energy
- Bones & Organs = everything else
Body fat is how your body stores excess calories for future use. Weight control is a matter of calorie balance. If you consume more calories than you need, you will gain weight. If you consume fewer calories then you need, you will lose weight.
Fat obscures the natural shape of your body. Too much body fat will also make it hard to move around freely and make you feel tired and lethargic. Your muscles are what move you around and give your body shape.