Did you know that 1 pound of fat uses 3 calories per day? But 1 pound of muscle uses 35-50 calories per day. And that is at rest! So that 34.5 pounds of fat uses 104 calories per day. As opposed to 34.5 pounds of muscle which burns approximately 1,380 calories per day.
So you can easily see why having more muscle than fat is welcome to your body for more reasons than just for looks!
The picture to the left describes body composition. The gal on the left has about 35% body fat and the gal on the right has about 25% body fat. When you include strength training in your fitness regimen you will be able to see a noticeable difference in your body composition - for example dress size.
Notice the gal on the left is about a size 14 and the gal on the right is about a size 8. And they weigh the exact same weight. 😮
Lifting weights will not make you big and bulky. Women do not have the hormones to have big muscles. It is a simple as that. Start lifting my friends!
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Have a healthy day my friends! Kathie :)