Six videos with facts on fat that challenge common ideas and misconceptions. Ignore them at your own peril!
Muscle Burns Only A Little Fat
It’s a widely spread misconception about fat and muscle: people believe they built a lot of muscle and should be able to practically eat as much as they like, because it burns so many calories.
It’s true, muscle mass does burn calories. It’s just fewer than many, many websites state as the correct answer:
You Don’t Lose Fat Because You Sweat
People work out and sweat, and because exercise is what you do to lose weight, sweating and exercising must both mean fat loss. Seems logical, but isn’t:
Eating Fat Doesn’t (Necessarily) Make You Fat
Fat has a lot of calories, that’s true. But it’s not eating fat per se that’s responsible for you becoming fat:
Muscle Doesn’t Weigh More Than Fat
Does building muscle make you fat and heavy? Because muscle is heavier than fat? People handing out that bit of wisdom really need to visit physics 101:
The Afterburn Effect Is Very Small
The afterburn effect is a popular concept, supposedly making you burn fat even after you finish working out. But it is much, much smaller than many fitness trainers and magazines claim:
Muscle Doesn’t Turn To Fat
Can it really happen that when you stop working out, all that muscle mass turns into fat? Only when people stop being active and then don’t adjust their calories:
Picture courtesy of Warren Brown.