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Dominick: They always say muscle weighs more than fat. So when I weigh myself and nothing changes even though I’m working out and really trying to eat right and I see in the mirror that I am changing…. does that mean I’m gaining muscle?

Megan: Always remember the scale is only a numerical value and it does not represent the entirety of your progress. Technically, a pound of fat and pound of muscle weigh the same. The key difference is density. Muscle takes up less space in your body than fat. The more muscle you have in your body, the more fat you will burn. So change is occurring as you replace muscle with fat, but if they way the same it’s more about the reflection you see in the mirror and the changes you experience feeling stronger, the way your clothes fit, and knowing that you are improving your heart health. Don’t worry about the scale. You are more than that number. Keep lifting.

 If you have a question for Megan, email her at [email protected] for a chance to be featured.

Be sure to check out her website www.everybodysfitoceanside.com

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