Muscle weighs more than fat debate

“This is why I hate it when people think weight is everything. When you are obese, yes, you will be losing weight, but you are putting on muscle at the same time. The only difference is that when you are above normal BMI, you will be losing more weight in fat than you gain from muscle.

My BMI is higher than normal because of muscle and not fat and that drives me a little crazy. When you reach normal BMI it is usually all cosmetic to determine if you are ‘losing weight’.”

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The Difference between Muscle and Fat

“BMI doesn’t actually work, you need to go and do a series of complex experiments at a physisian’s clinic, for example they shoot pressurised air at you and see how much your skin moves etc.”

Found these links with more info on Muscle weighs more than fat.

  1. Myth Buster: Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat? – Weight Center…

    May 26, 2010 – Like a lot of people, you might think that muscle weighs more than fat. “When I hear this statement, I always think of the old riddle: Which weighs

  2. Ask the Personal Trainer: Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat?…

    Q:Does muscle really weigh more than fat? Muscle does not weigh more than fat, any more than lead weighs more than feathers. A pound is a pound is a pound.

  3. Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat?…muscleweight-morethanfat

    Apr 27, 2009 – While a pound of muscle weighs a pound and a pound of fat weighs a Or that a pound of fat takes up more room than a pound of muscle and

  4. Weight Loss Plateau Myth: Muscle Weighs More Than Fat?…Share

    (Sometimes a reader will email me a question that requires a full article to answer properly, and sometimes it’s an answer that I think many people will benefit

So what do you think is muscle heavier than fat?

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