We have all heard the common statement ‘Muscle weighs more than fat’
Well to bust that myth this statement is not factual and actually the reason people are lead to believe this is because of density of both fat and muscle.
Muscle is much more denser than fat meaning, muscle does weigh more than fat if you compare same size portions – Example cup of fat vs cup of muscle.
On average, the density of fat is 0.9 g/mL. The density of muscle is 1.1 g/mL. Using the averages, 1 liter of muscle weighs 1.06 kg, or 2.3 lbs., while 1 liter of fat weighs .9 kg, or 1.98 lbs.
TaDarrrr… Busted that myth…
For optimal health, the best body fat range for women is 18 to 30 percent. For men, it’s 10 to 25 percent.
Why not put your body to the test and have your BMI checked – You can do this by seeing your GP/Nurse or simply visiting your local pharmacy.
Stay active and take care of you,
Love TA & The 123 Diet Plan Team x