How can people weigh the same but look different?

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How can people weigh the same but look different?

One easily forgotten reason is that your weight only indicates your body mass index (BMI), not your body composition, which is the amount of muscle versus fat you have on your body. Your body composition makes a huge difference in what you look like even though it can’t be measured by the scale.

Why is my weight the same but I look fatter?

1. You have gained muscle mass. Since dense muscle tissue takes up less space than fat, it’s possible you may weigh the same (or even more) yet appear slimmer than another person with the same weight, a similar height and frame because of the difference in your body composition.”

Why do I weigh more but my clothes still fit?

As you work out, you are building lean muscle which weighs exactly the same as fat but is leaner. if your clothes are looser but the scale is the same, this is because of the lean muscle you have built.

Why am I not losing weight but look slimmer?

It’s possible to get thinner without actually seeing a change in your weight. This happens when you lose body fat while gaining muscle. Your weight may stay the same, even as you lose inches, a sign that you’re moving in the right direction. Another reason scale weight isn’t so reliable is that it changes all the time.

What are the stages of losing weight?

Fat loss or body mass loss in general is a 4 phase process:

  • Phase -1 – GLYCOGEN DEPLETION. Glycogen Depletion:
  • Phase -2 – FAT LOSS. This is the sweet spot for healthy weight loss.
  • Phase -3 – PLATEAU.
  • Phase -4 – METABOLIC RECOVERY.
  • All the Phases of Weight Management:

What weight is classed as obese?

This measurement is called Body Mass Index and can give you an idea about how over weight are you. If your body mass is between 30 to 34.9 means you are class 1 obese, 35 to 39.9 class 2 obese, 40 or more means class 3 obese which is the most severe stage of being obese.

Does muscle weigh more than fat?

– Muscle doesn’t weigh more than fat, but it’s denser, meaning it takes up less space. – Building muscle can help you lose weight over time, as it boosts metabolism and helps burn more calories. – To build muscle, you should do resistance exercises, strength training, and eat lots of protein. – Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice.

What does a BMI of 32 mean?

With a BMI of 32, you are moderately obese (class I obesity) Obesity increases risk for serious conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.

What percentage of your body is fat?

The average man has a body fat percentage of 18 to 24 percent, while the average woman has a percentage of between 25 and 31.

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