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Body Fat Myths

Here are some myths about body fat that I thought you’d like to know:

Myth #1 Muscle turns into fat

Muscle is muscle and fat is fat. One type of tissue doesn’t turn into another type of tissue.

However, muscle quality can change as you age, especially if you do not do any resistance training. For example, your thigh can get smaller (or get larger) while more fat tissue infiltrates it.

Why you should be resistance training like your life depends on it ...

Myth #2 Muscle Weighs More Than Fat – the scale doesn’t tell the whole truth.

Muscle takes up less space than fat, but a pound is a pound is a pound.

Take two women who are about the same height and bone structure and have the same body type (ectomorph, endomorph or mesomorph) – the woman with more muscle can fit into a smaller pair of jeans even though she weighs more on the scale.

Myth #3 Use Light Weight and High Reps to Lose Body Fat

You build muscle and strength with heavy weights. Light weights and high reps (or a 45 minute session on the treadmill or elliptical) do not build muscle.

If you want to “tone”, you need to build some muscle and you only do that by challenging your muscles and eating enough food, especially protein.

If you want to see your muscles pop start with lifting heavier weights 2-3 x per week and eating more protein

Myth #4 – You’re Not Good Enough if You are Fat.

The biggest myth of all is that you are not good enough nor love-able if you have too much body fat. Each of us is worthy of love and we are enough. You were uniquely and wonderfully made.

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