Which Is More Important to Burn for Weight Loss: Fat or Calories?

When you’re trying to lose weight, your gym time is all about the burn. But the kind of energy you’re using to fuel your pounds-dropping fire isn’t all the same. Actually, there’s a big difference between blasting fat and chiseling away calories. Did we just blow your mind?

Fat and calories aren’t the same thing. Calories are a unit of energy, which can come from carbs, protein, or (you guessed it) fat, says Albert Matheny, R.D., C.S.C.S., a registered dietitian and trainer at SoHo Strength Lab in NYC.

Excerpted from womenshealthmag.com

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