Strength training for fat loss is a controversial topic. Lots of people out there believe that lifting weights is only useful if your goal is to build muscle and gain strength. And if you don’t want to be ‘big’ and ‘bulky’ you’d be much better off doing cardio instead.
To be clear, cardio can help with fat loss, but using it as a stand-alone tool for the job won’t deliver desirable results.
Weight training, on the other hand, is much more useful for fat loss, even for individuals who aren’t interested in being muscular or ‘big,’ but only want to look good.