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.

    PaulaLittle   by: PaulaLittle
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    Mayhem  about 1 year ago by: Mayhem

    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..

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    Stephlehem  over 1 year ago by: Stephlehem

    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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