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FAT vs. MUscLE
In your weight loss journey, are you disappointed when you see the number on the scale? Are you getting caught up with the “WEIGHT LOSS” in pounds?
It is a known fact that muscle weighs more than fat, as we covered in our previous blog on the “Carb Battle” fat comes from stored energy, energy stored from carbohydrates.
Fat also arguably can be linked to the top three out of four causes of death in the USA. The primary type of fat cell is called white adipose tissue, or WAT, so named because of its color (it’s actually sort of a milky yellow).
"A muscle fiber is a single cell that contains a bundle of myofibrils. Myofibrils consist of thin filaments and thick filaments arranged in sarcomeres. Thin filaments are made of strands of a protein called actin twisted around strands of a protein called tropomyosin. Thick filaments are made of a protein called myosin." (Ellis)
Now understanding the origin of both muscle and fat, you can see why muscle has its dense property and weighs more than fat.
As Americans, we are very concerned with the number on the scale, whether if it is to increase or decrease we closely monitor our progress. Looking back to our first BLOG when we discussed the positives of resistance training, building muscle is the KEY in BURRNING FAT. Given the fact that muscle weighs more than fat, as you build muscle and loose fat the scale can sometimes stay stagnant.
At Nutrition Plus we do a “Mirror or Clothes Test”
Take a picture when you start your training protocol.
Next month repeat the process.
The “Clothes Test” is simple also, asses how your clothes fit weekly.
In the fitness business, the biggest motivator is RESULTS!!! So make sure when you add in resistance training. Forget the scale, and make the mirror your best friend.
This is an example of one of our clients LiveFromMacknificent513 who weighed more but looked leaner. (189 lbs to 198 lbs)
Ellis, Charlotte. "What Are Muscle Fibers Made Of?" EHow. Demand Media, 3 Oct. 2012. Web. 15 Nov. 2015.
Until next time.
*BS Phys. Ed*USAW*CPT