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Streak Day 1 - Muscle vs. Fat

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Yes, you read that right, somehow I missed logging in yesterday! emoticon I was on & off participating, but never actually logged in.

Anyway back to Day 1 emoticon Muscle vs. Fat.

I keep seeing over and over again on the boards that muscle weighs more than fat. Muscle (in general) does not weigh more than fat (in general). Muscle is more dense than fat; therefore, you want more muscle than fat on your body. Saying that muscle weighs more than fat is like saying lead weighs more than feathers. Nope. A pound of lead is the same weight as a pound of feathers. One is just more dense than the other. I know, new concept because you may hear often that muscle weighs more than fat.

For me, being on SparkPeople is more than just losing pounds. It is choosing a healthier lifestyle. It is building a stronger body. It is eating better foods. It is making better choices throughout the day. It is learning how my body reacts to certain things.

I can lose the weight by just eating smaller portions of junk and still have too much fat on my body. Or, I can build stronger muscles, eat real food and keep up with my cardio plan to lose the fat, gain muscle and become a better me. I choose option Me! emoticon
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  • CHERIJ16
    Thanks for the inspiration and information. emoticon
    1679 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    It is important to eat the right stuff and it is true that a pound is a pound is a pound! Now if you were to take an equal size glob of fat and muscle, the fat would be bigger/bulkier and not what we want!!
    1680 days ago
    emoticon Blog! Especially the last paragraph. emoticon

    Leader - 40 Somethings with 25-49 lbs to lose
    1680 days ago
  • _VALEO_
    emoticon on choosing YOU! You deserve it!

    I like the feather analogy! That said, between Muscle vs Fat, I want Muscle to win over Fat!
    1680 days ago
    Too true! Muscle toning and exercise are an important part of healthy living. Keep up the good work!
    1680 days ago
  • JLWOF1
    You are on the right path! Keep at it and you will succeed!

    1680 days ago
    You are absolutely right! I think what they should say is that fat weighs less than muscle when compared to volume. Pound for Pound they would always be the same. At any rate, You are so positive and I love what you said at the end "I choose option Me!" What a great mantra! emoticon
    1680 days ago
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