Is it true muscle weighs more than fat?
I am not losing weight but I can tell I am definitely toning up. I've quit hitting the scale each morning.by: PaulaLittle
Well not exactly. A pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat. Just as a pound of lead weighs the same as a pound of feathers. The area it takes for each to reach a pound is the difference. A pound of feathers would take up considerably more room than a pound of lead. That's why you might notice your clothes getting baggier but the scale isn't moving. If you replaced a pound of fat with a pound of muscle, than the scale won't move but you will have reduced the area on your body needed to store that pound. So, you'll notice a difference in how your clothes fit..
Muscle is more dense than fat making identical volumes of muscle and fat weigh differently with the muscle of volume heavier. So if you take a cup of fat and a cup of muscle the muscle would weigh more on a scale. I am not a doctor or dietician, but tumblr like to constantly bombard the world with this fact.
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