GT Get Fit Tip: Body Mass – How Much Do You Really Weigh?
When you talk about body mass or total weight your actually talking about two different things = fat vs muscle. Lean body mass of the body is made up of bones, organs, muscle and water.
Fat mass is all the weight in fat that’s left over. Depending on height, age and sex yourBody Mass Index (19-24 optimal)will vary.
The answer my friend is because muscle is more dense than fat and fat takes up more room in your pants and shirts. Muscles also hold water so small increases in lean muscle tissue adds water weight in the initial stages before seeing a big weight or fat loss.
I had one client lose 14inches in her butt, abs and boobs and only 7lbs total. Muscle will add good weight that is optimal for burning fat when you’re not working out. Little bit of muscle training will help you to get toned.
Not only will you look and feel better, but live longer. Being fat will kill you slow and painfully over time, one joint, one organ at a time. If you need convincing listen to obese people talk about how their feet, knees and back hurt. Ask somebody who lived with Type II Diabetes for more than 8yrs staying overweight and have their foot amputated because of high blood sugar. Know somebody that had a heart attack but continues to be overweight and/or smoke?
Tell them you love them, its only a matter of time before they won’t be around, take it from me, sooner than you could ever imagine.
STOP obesity!! It kills
All of us can, if you will.
- Tipping the Scales (lifescript.com)
- How can I get rid of ‘man boobs’? (cnn.com)
- Fighting the Muscle Loss That Comes With Age (newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com)
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