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Fat VS Muscle (Picture)


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tell me if this has happened to you during your weight loss journey:

"I'm working out. I'm walking/running. I'm lifting weights and/or doing strength training. The scale stays the same, but my clothes feel looser!"

There's a reason. Five pounds of FAT is a larger VOLUME than five pounds of MUSCLE. Here's a picture:


Can you see it now? Put the five pounds of fat in your right butt cheek, and five pounds of muscle in your left butt cheek. The right side is going to be BIGGER than the left. They'll weigh the same.

Interesting, huh?
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SROUS1340 11/20/2010 2:56PM

    That is a great visual and I do get it!

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PINKMOM3 11/17/2010 1:51PM

    Keep it up

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SUGARBABY60 11/17/2010 7:05AM

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 11/16/2010 4:00PM

    Great visual aid!

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REDRUDY5 11/16/2010 2:08PM

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RICCILYNN 11/16/2010 12:24PM

    I've pretty much stopped looking at the scale and just concentrate on making my clothes fit better... whenever my mom asks if I am still losing I tell her "I don't know, but I do know I am down to a size 10 and I have lots of energy!"

Thanks for the eye-opening graphic image of the difference!!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 11/16/2010 10:41AM

    My trainer has these models on her desk so we can see, feel and hold each - very effective!!

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DOTTIEJANE1 11/16/2010 10:40AM

    Thanks i needed this about now as the scale went up and clothes sizes are smaller.Thanks again Dottie

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ANDI571 11/16/2010 10:15AM

    Wow, I never realized that. Thanks for sharing.

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HOPE2BE 11/16/2010 10:13AM

    I am a testimony to how that works.

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TRACEYMOMOF3 11/16/2010 8:33AM

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing.

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MAGNIFICENTMAGG 11/16/2010 7:56AM

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PATRISNA 11/16/2010 7:54AM

    Thanks for the blog. It is a photo i have seen before, but it helps to think about how well the clothes fit when we get toned and lose that fat.

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BUGGYS 11/16/2010 7:54AM

    Seeing is believing!!! emoticon

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MSKIZ69 11/16/2010 6:49AM

    And gotta love the clothes being so loose! emoticon

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GROEDER 11/16/2010 6:01AM

    This is why the scale is not the only way to measure success!!! Although I have lost a lot of weight, seeing the clothes get baggy has also been a big motivator.
Good luck on your journey.

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MARYJOANNA 11/16/2010 5:33AM

  I have heard that muscle weighs more than fat and those pictures show it.

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