As I mentioned earlier, it is possible to be overweight but to have a very low fat to body weight ratio at the same time, because you are carrying a great deal of muscle. In other words, it is possible to be healthy but weigh more than the ‘norm’.
There is a common myth that muscle weighs more than fat, but it doesn’t. Five pounds of muscle weighs exactly the same as five pounds of fat, but fat is far bulkier than muscle as you can see from these replica models:
Post Pregnancy Stomach Exercise Photo Gallery
Because fat is bulkier, if you are carrying too much fat, you will tend to look ‘lumpy’ and carrying too much fat brings increased risks to your general health and well being.
So, be clear about this. This blog is about losing fat naturally, but if you want to replace that fat with muscle, that is fine – because what I am essentially focused on here is your health, well being and fitness.
It’s all about shedding fat, getting you as lean, fit and well as possible. That point having been clarified, let’s move on.