Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Muscle vs Fat
What's the first thing you think of when you look at that image?
The object on the left is muscle. On the right, fat. Which one do you think weighs more? If you guessed one over the other, you're wrong. Fat and muscle weigh the same.
One pound of muscle, one pound of fat, one pound of rocks, one pound of water. It all weighs one pound.
So why does it appear that there's more fat than there is muscle? One pound of muscle takes up less space than one pound of fat. It also feels less lumpy. Above all else, muscle has more density than fat. By 22% actually.
It's a common misconception that muscle weighs more than fat, and, unfortunately, those who spout information without researching what they hear, those that focus on weight loss without researching the proper methods of weight loss and how nutrition and their bodies work, only further misinform others who are willing to follow just as blindly.
And until people start properly informing themselves and thus properly informing those who choose not to research, we cannot expect others to be more accepting of those who do not fit into society's standards of size. Because of that, the ignorance will continue.
As for the picture? See for yourself.
Posted by Megan at 4:29:00 AM