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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!
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VAWHITE 4/18/2011 3:09PM

    Reminds me of the old cartoon with a sheep: Ewe's not fat! Ewe's fluffy!

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VAWHITE 4/18/2011 3:09PM

    Reminds me of the old cartoon with a sheep: Ewe's not fat! Ewe's fluffy!

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LUNADRAGON 2/4/2011 11:47PM

    Interesting comparison. I don't want to be fluffy any more!

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PJCHILIS 2/3/2011 7:04AM

    One of my grandmothers was always very slender. Grandmothers are suppose to be fluffy.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 2/2/2011 4:12PM

    Excellent analogy. Thanks Grace. Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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GOANNA2 2/2/2011 3:39PM

    Now I know why I feel fluffier emoticon
Thanks Grace

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SHAPELY 2/2/2011 2:16PM

    Grace this makes lots of sence to me.
I could never figure out why they say that.
Your explanation sounds better to me.
Hugs Rosalyn

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 2/2/2011 1:35PM

    So true. I know I've been gaining muscle. My clothes are fitting much looser but I haven't been losing much weight. I've also learned that you don't lose inches and weight at the same time (without extreme measures).

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VINGRAM 2/2/2011 11:25AM

    Makes sense to me! emoticon

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GAILRUU 2/2/2011 10:00AM

    Good observation! Hope that waist band loosens up as soon as you can get to the gym!

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HELEN_BRU 2/2/2011 9:24AM

    Thanks for the lesson in sanity! LOL

Helen

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IRENEHUD 2/2/2011 7:25AM

    Don't you hate how just a week or two of not exercising can make you fluffier. I'm sure your waist band will feel better again in no time. emoticon

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