Why the scale isn’t budging: Fat vs. Muscle

Why the scale isn’t budging: Fat vs. Muscle


The scale isn’t budging…. You are putting in the time, working out and lifting heavier than you have prior. Your clothes are FITTING better and you FEEL smaller but what is going on? That DARN SCALE number isn’t budging or even worse, it keeps going up?  Before you toss the scale out the window there is a bit of critical information you must learn about Fat vs. Muscle.

Fat vs. Muscle Did you know that 5 lbs of muscle and 5 lbs of fat may WEIGH the same technically if you put them on the scale, BUT the same weight in fat takes up so much more MASS then the same weight in muscle? Chances you you have heard this, but take a look at this- Pictures say 1000 words…

5 lbs fat vs. 5 lbs in muscle

Fat vs. Muscle NatalieJillFitness.com

Sure, if you WEIGH them they will weigh the same but look at how much volume the fat takes up? Look also at how tight and hard the muscle looks in comparison to the jiggly fat block?

The same people that say they “know this” are the ones that get upset when they lift weights and wonder why the scale isn’t “drastically” going down. 5 lbs of muscle does NOT weigh more than 5 lbs of fat. The 5 lbs of muscle weighs the SAME as 5 lbs of fat. Muscle just takes up so much less space than fat. So yes, your weight may not adjust much but when you replace fat with muscle you will be so much smaller and tighter.


Excuses or Solutions…YOU Decide!

-Natalie Jill

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Natalie Jill helps people across the globe reach their health, fitness, life and business goals. Natalie is a well-known Licensed Sports Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer who was diagnosed as having Celiac Sprue over 12 years ago, and that is why she specializes in weight loss consulting and helping people with food allergies and intolerance’s. Learn how Natalie handled adversity and find out how she "made her own luck". Ready to change your life today? Start by CLICKING HERE. To know more about Natalie Jill, you can visit her Google+ Profile.



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