WHAT WEIGHS MORE VS. WHAT TAKES UP MORE SPACE
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Some people say that "Muscle weighs more than fat."
Now, I ask you - What weighs more, 16 oz. of packing peanuts or 16 oz of ground meat ?
16 oz IS 16 oz, no matter WHAT it is.
What takes up more space ? The answer of course, is the packing peanuts.
So what's my point? Fat is the "packing peanuts" and muscle is the "ground meat".
You can actually lose weight but look fatter because a pound of fat takes up more space than a pound of muscle.
I didn't get to work out at the gym for the last 2 weeks. I actually lost 2 lbs but my clothes are tighter in the waist band. I'm a lot "fluffier" now than I was on January 15th.
So don't be too obsessed with what the scale says. It's all about body composition. The more muscle and the less fat you're composed of the less space you will take up.
I'll see you at the gym!