Sweat to lose fat, muscle weighs more than or turns to fat – there are some bad myths out there about fat, muscle and weight loss. Let’s clear up the worst!
Sweat Means You Lose Fat!
When you sweat, you lose weight, but there is an important difference between fat loss and weight loss – they are not the same!
When you sweat, it’s water that goes out and your body weight does go down. But with one or two trips to the water fountain it’s all back!
Muscle Turns To Fat!
“Don’t build all that muscle, it’ll turn to fat when you stop!” That myth is very resilient, but no, no and no again! You can’t turn lead into gold and neither muscle into fat! Or fat into muscle, for that matter.
Muscle Weighs More Than Fat!
Yeah, it does, but especially this myth keeps women from doing some serious resistance training. There is no need to worry, because you’ll look slimmer when you trade the higher volume fat for more compact muscle tissue!
Eating Fat Makes You Fat!
Sounds logical, right? But no, it doesn’t matter if you eat carbs, protein or fat – it only ends up on your body as fat when you eat more than you need!
Build Loads Of Muscle To Burn More Fat!
Pretty much the opposite of myth #2, isn’t it? But the people who came up with this had a severe problem with understanding how the body’s metabolic rate is calculated.
Here Is What You Should Do!
All that cleared up, it’s easy to get a handle on your weight: put in less energy than your body needs. A process that isn’t very complicated and I explained it in-depth right here. If you want to lose fat while building muscle, that can be done as well. It just requires a bit more discipline.
Picture courtesy of Warren Brown.