When it comes to health and wellness, most people strive for outer perfection/appearance…meaning, that lower scale numbers and fitting into a desired clothing size are essential to their goals. But, what happens to your inner health/body? What should we strive for: weight loss or fat loss? Newsflash: THIN doesn’t = HEALTHY!

Jenn Zerling, LA-based MS, CPT, the author of Breaking the Chains of Obesity, 107 Tools  has stopped by to share her tips on healthy goal setting:

Weight loss is NOT as healthy as fat loss:

  • Fat is an impediment – blocks the ability to push oxygen to cells
  • Fat blockage leads to dead and defective tissues
  • Fat hardens the arteries
  • Fat isn’t firm so aesthetically, one can lose weight and not fat, and still have a fluffy appearance.

Fat leads to:

  • Cancer: the body is inflamed and too much inflammation leads to cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Poor self esteem
  • Depleted hormones and essential enzymes
  • Necrosis: loss of feeling sensation in body parts, which may lead to amputation

When you lose fat, you are at a less risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • And, your Oxygen pulse increase – healthy dissemination in the cells


  • Poor bone density
  • Nutrient deficiencies may lead to neurological disease
  • Heart disease
  • Neurological deficiencies

To hear more from Jenn Zerling, check out her site here. Stay up to date by following her on twitter and facebook!

 JZ, an athlete her entire life and 13-year fitness expert, holds a Master’s degree in Kinesiology and multiple national certifications.