Flab to FAB · Health/ Fitness

Does muscle weigh more than fat?

We’ve all probably heard someone say that muscle weighs more than fat.  But does muscle really weight more than fat?  The quick answer is NO…A pound is still a pound no matter what it is made up of.  That being said the difference between muscle and fat is not the weight, but the amount of space that it takes up. 

Muscle is denser and compact so it takes up less space.  Fat is more spread out and takes up more space.  This is why a lean body builder can weigh the same as a chubby couch potato. 

The space taken up by muscle vs fat | lookingjoligood.wordpress.com
Five pounds of fat compared to five pounds of muscle

Instead of focusing on just the number on the scale, focus on how you feel and how your clothes are fitting.  While it is nice to see the numbers on the scale go down, it is a better idea to focus on fat loss and how you feel, not just the number on the scale.

Keep in mind that no matter what the number is on the scale, when you feel good you can’t help but look good too!


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