Clarifying the Facts About One Pound of Fat vs. One Pound of Muscle

Many individuals are under the assumption that living a healthier lifestyle by exercising daily guarantees weight loss. However, this is not always true. Sometimes the scale readings may indicate no change in your initial weight which may discourage you from continuing your exercise regimen. Do not become disappointed and resort to binge eating just yet. The number on the scale is insignificant because you cannot solely rely on this number to indicate if your health and fitness have progressed. A standard scale measures the combined weight of fat, muscle, bones, organs, skin, etc. to determine the total body weight. Instead, it is crucial to look closely at other components that compose a person’s body weight.
After weeks of exercising and dieting, your total body weight may have not changed due to an increase in muscle mass and a decrease in fat tissue. Your weight may not decrease because muscle weighs more than fat. Truthfully, one pound of fat weighs exactly the same as one pound of muscle, but the difference is that muscle is approximately 18 times more dense than fat and muscle occupies less volume. As a result, most individuals appear leaner and thinner once they lose body fat and add muscle. When comparing a cubic inch of fat to a cubic inch of muscle, the cubic inch of muscle will weigh more. Overall, if your exercise routine is building more muscle mass and less fat your total body weight may increase.
The seca mBCA 514 will provide you with the necessary data to determine whether you truly are improving and on the right track with your health and fitness programs. This product will produce an accurate picture of what is happening in your body by providing you with an analysis on your fat mass and fat-free mass, body water, and skeletal muscle mass. By having access to these significant body measurements, one can truly have a profound and accurate understanding of their own progress. Click on the blog link to learn more about the difference between fat and muscle. vs muscle

1 Response to “Clarifying the Facts About One Pound of Fat vs. One Pound of Muscle”

  1. 1 secascales March 25, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Hello, let me know a better comparison and I’ll research it and if so, I’ll post your comment and make a correction too in light of it – thanks for commenting also by the way.

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