At what point is 'Weight loss' more important that 'fat loss'?
I know for the average person it's better to concentrate on fat loss vs weight loss for obvious reasons; but does this rule apply to everyone? same thing with the eat more to loose weight rule?
Take two men
one is 200lbs (20% bf) and the other is 400lbs (40%)
Assuming maintenance calories for each person is weight x 13 (a conservative figure)
then the 200lbs needs 2600 to maintain his weight and the 400lbs needs 5200????
So in other for both to loose weight, they need to cut cals slowly (say -500) so 2100 and 4800 respectively..
For the 400lber, shouldn't weight loss be his/her focus? Because regardless of what your body comp is, 400lbs is a lot of stress on the heart (fat or muscle). SO wouldn't it make sense that the 400lber go on a drastic calorie reduction diet? say 2500cals/day? Or base his/her calorie requirements on their 'GOAL' weight and not current weight? So if the 400lber wants to be 300lbs in 1 yr, shouldn't maintenance cals & weight loss cals be based on 300*12-500?
Am I making any sense?