Muscle vs. Fat

         Muscle vs. Fat
               (You need less fat and more muscle!)

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                                     EXtreme Fat Loss

     Having Lean Muscle Compared to Having Stored Body Fat  

      Take directly from my book "28 Days to EXtreme Fat Loss" 

                                         ©  LeMoyne Kelvin Silas  2009

Today is the day that this book is being released and while on my exercise bike this morning, the Lord spoke to me and whispered that I needed to discuss the muscle vs. fat topic.  I actually hadn’t even thought of this topic so without further ado, here we go into this amazing topic.  People always say muscle weighs more than fat.  But does it really?

Does muscle actually weigh more than fat?  Truthfully speaking, the answer is yes and no.  Let’s examine 5 lbs of muscle vs. 5 lbs of muscle closely for a moment.  If you take 5 lbs of muscle and match it up against 5lbs of body fat either way they both equal the same weight.  Lean muscle is obviously much more attractive, eye catching, and eye appealing according to most people.  Fat is pudgy, bulky and awkward and it looks like a bowl of jello giggling.  Lean muscle is what it is.  It is LEAN and STRONG and looks like solid steel.  A woman who is 5 foot 6 and weighs 145 lbs with 18% body fat is going to be smaller in frame and look more appealing than a woman who is 5 foot 6 and weighs 145 lbs with 36% body fat. One really can’t always look at body weight however one should look at body composition.  We as Americans are obsessed with our weight and the scale is often not telling you the complete truth.  Doesn’t it just begin to make sense to have more lean healthy muscle?

The important thing about muscle vs. fat is which has the HIGHER VOLUME?  If a person tried to squeeze both muscle and fat into a tin can, you would have to get a can approximately 18% bigger to squeeze the fat in it assuming they both were the same weight. If you were to take 5 lbs of muscle and place it next to 5 lbs of fat, the fat is clearly bigger because the muscle is denser by far.  This is why people with more body fat naturally appear to be heavier vs. someone with more lean muscle looks lean and more petite.  Often times a person with more muscle who is smaller will be looked at as being heavier because of the illusion of how muscular they are, even though they just have more lean muscle.  I can’t tell you how many people thought that I weighed 200 lbs when I only weighed about 170 lbs!  

I estimate that fat burns very little or ZERO calories!  It is estimated that a pound of muscle burns 35 to 50 calories a day!  It is true what they say that “The more muscle you build the more fat you burn!”  Just imagine if you were to add more lean healthy attractive muscle to your body!  By just adding 5 lbs of lean muscle you could burn an extra 350 calories a week effortlessly!

       Well that's enough for now!  Read more and enjoy!  

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Sincerely Yours in Health, May God Bless You!

Kel Silas CFT MHT

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