Sunday, May 20, 2012

Muscle Weighs More Than Fat

We've all heard it before - that muscle weighs more than fat.
Here is an interesting way to think about it.
I was reading this on Facebook of all places, thanks to Craig Smith!

If you had two empty gallon size water jugs, and filled one with a gallon of fat, and the other with a gallon of muscle, which would weigh more? The one with the muscle.

Now imagine if that one gallon jug of fat was attached to your belly. Suppose you were carrying around a gallon of fat in your midsection. Then you decided to work your a*s off, eat right, and low and behold that gallon of fat melts off your body and replace it with a gallon of muscle.
Then you step on the scale - and much to your surprise - you weight MORE.

So don't let the scale be the best judge of your efforts. You'd be better off taking measurements to chart your progress.

Now there are some people that have a substantial amount of weight to lose who do in fact want to see the scale move downward, but if you are not one of those people, and find that you are smaller, but the scale says you weigh more, now you know why! Don't beat yourself up about it. Enjoy your success!

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