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Why you lose inches but not weight.

baronblaze
baronblaze

I know a lot of people are concerned that since taking up running they haven't lost any weight. We all know that muscle weights more than fat, the pics just highlight one of the benefits of exercise.

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Prettys073
Prettys073Graduate

Thanks for the pic- a start contrast! However they both weigh the same, muscle just takes up less space.

That fat looks like the smoked haddock I put in my fish pie!

It does look more tasty than the muscle.

Kerry82
Kerry82Graduate

That looks bloody awful, I think I might look at this when I think or look at chocolate.

hilbean
hilbeanGraduate
in reply to Kerry82

I might have to follow your lead on this one! Anything's worth a go :D

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

You do lose weight. Lots of it! Provided you are in calorie deficit that is. So don't stuff yourself if you're only running for a short time, or you won't lose weight. Eat less, move more

Also, i think that we are not building muscle. We might tone up what we have

Happy running

I ran a total of 17 miles last week, plus I did a 4 mile dog walk cross country and because I had the cheek to go out for "some beers" with my work mates on Thursday and had the audacity to indulge in "a little cheesecake" with Sunday lunch, I ended up putting on 3lbs.

Not fair!

YvetteK
YvetteKGraduate
in reply to Rob_and_his_westie

I can gain 3 lbs in my sleep!

Great picture. I do like it when I can visually see something. Thanks.

AllieG
AllieGGraduate

Bleurgh! Glad I gave the fatty bits of bacon to the cat now...

as missW said, we are not building muscle by going out running. Ask any bodybuilder : building muscle takes many many months of hours of progressive resistance training.

Slookie
SlookieGraduate

Yeeeeuuuuuw. That is on a par with the 'Casual Vacancy' scene with the pies/cheese/other normally covetable stuff covered with maggots and worms last night.

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Graduate

Gawd that fat looks awful, I don't even want to think about where it came from!

Slookie
SlookieGraduate

Couldn't resist another look. It's still yuk.

Reminded me of one of those school quiz questions: which is heaviest: 1 ton of feathers or 1 ton of coal. Suppose we are talking about volume rather than weight here?

baronblaze
baronblaze
in reply to Slookie

Your school had some tough maths questions.

What is the answer ?

It's got to be coal.............isn't it ?

Slookie
SlookieGraduate
in reply to baronblaze

Nah, both the same - a ton is a ton. I think it was included in our 11+ session. Which dates me somewhere around prehistoric era.

baronblaze
baronblaze
in reply to Slookie

We've gone metric since - a ton of coal is definitely heavier now........... or is it?

Only kidding.

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