Look At The Mirror, Not At The Scale–Muscle Weighs More Than Fat

September 25

All too often, we judge our physical health by how much we weigh. What a mistake! The number on a scale will only give you a limited assessment of what your physical health really is. Your body weight is comprised of the weight of your bones, organs, muscles, connective tissues, fluids and yes, fat. Do you know your body fat percentage?

Now, there are costly scales that calibrate fat, certified trainers that can perform skin fold tests, and sports performance labs that use dunk tanks for the most accurate body fat percentage assessment. Whew! Thankfully, there’s a simpler way to determine your body fat percentage.

Invest in a full length mirror, you’ll enjoy seeing your entire body change as you progress through the 30 Minutes To A New You exercise program. Standing naked in front of your mirror, can you see your muscles below the surface of the skin? Some areas of a woman’s body naturally hold more fat than other areas so don’t be too critical. Will most women see cellulite on the backs of their thighs and their buttocks? Of course! Don’t be alarmed, you’re a woman!! What you need to be concerned with is the amount of muscle definition you see throughout your body.

The more you exercise the bigger your muscles will get. You will begin to lose fat but you may not see a big difference in the number on the scale. But tell me this, are your clothes getting a little loose? Do you see the change in your muscle definition throughout your body? These are true signs that you are shedding the fat.

Remember, just because someone loses a lot of weight doesn’t mean that they are physically fit and weight loss alone does not constitute a healthy fitness plan.

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~ Karen Ficarelli

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  1. indeed because i weighted myself and looking in the mirror i look smaller but i weighted the same and could not explain that but the thing is i am losing the fat and i’m trying to exercise and walk and jog to help with fitness, plus cut out the sweets and the snacks but occasionally!

  2. Deliciousbooty4u on 09/28/2009 at 1:14 pm
  3. Sounds to me like your on the right track, try to keep doing that cardio, it really makes the difference!

  4. Karen on 09/30/2009 at 11:56 am
  5. yup, i agree…i was really discouraged when the scale read the same..but truthfully, my clothes fit much better n i do look a bit more toned!

  6. Laura on 09/30/2009 at 3:03 pm
  7. i got my answer thanks :)

  8. saimakhan80 on 09/30/2010 at 5:46 pm

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