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Muscle Weighs More Than Fat

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When my weight loss seems to plateau (a regular occurence) I remind myself that the lean muscle mass I am building through exercise weighs more than fat...so as my body tones & shapes, my muscles grow. Then...the muscles burn more calories & I start to loose pounds, once again.

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The fact that my clothes fit better & better & that I can get into smaller sizes comfortably - even when the scales seem to be stuck - remind me that lean muscles also look better.
- Submitted by PAMBWS 4/4/2010 in Staying Positive | 3 Comments
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PAMBWS 5/28/2010 7:33:00 AM

    Re: DRAE0879'S comment - Muscle mass is denser than fat - so 1 cubic centimeter of fat weighs substantially more that the same volume of fat. So - therefore, if you replace the same volume of fat with muscle - you will actually gain weight - & look & feel better! To use DRAE0879's example - take a brick & weigh it...now take a package of feathers, the same size as the brick & weigh it...which weighs more.
KARLYNCANDOIT 5/13/2010 3:33:00 PM

    yep!!
DRAE0879 4/4/2010 4:04:00 PM

    if you have a pound of feathers and a pound of bricks, which weighs more? 1 pound of fat and 1 pound of muscle are still 1 pound. So I am sorry to say that this comment is not motivational to me. Muscle is more dense than fat and there for gives you a leaner look...look it up, this is fact.

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