CAN YOU TURN FAT INTO MUSCLE?
Can you turn fat into muscle? The short answer is YOU CANNOT! There is no way to turn fat into muscle. It is simply impossible!! Increasing your muscle mass, is in fact, a two-step process.
Articles online like “How To Reduce Armpit Fat” or “Bye-bye Back Fat” are misleading. I see these assertions all over PINS on Pintrest, for example, or ads on Facebook. They are FALSE. You cannot magically turn fat into muscle. The loss of fat and the building of muscle are two separate processes that will not take place in perfect harmony for everyone.
THE FACTS ABOUT FAT AND MUSCLE
You already have a certain amount of muscle mass in your body. Without it, you would be a motionless bag of bones. You can work your body to increase your muscle mass. Increased muscle mass, however, does not necessarily lead to being leaner. You must lose the adipose tissue too!
You also have a certain amount of fat on your body and the weight loss process will decrease this, over time. This does not always take place at the same rate all over your body. Some of us lose breast fat faster than chin fat, for example. Some of us will lose hip fat faster than other people may. Oddly, men tend to lose fat faster than women.
NEVER, EVER, FOR ANYONE, DOES FAT INSTANTANEOUSLY TURN INTO MUSCLE, EVEN IF YOU ARE WORKING OUT REGULARLY while eating an appropriate diet. Your body just does not work that way.
We see articles that read “Banish Bat Wings.” What they should be telling you is that in order to have better defined upper arm muscles, such as triceps, biceps and shoulder muscles, you must lose fat off of your entire body. Then (later, or at the same time) you must do muscle defining exercise to build your biceps, triceps and shoulder muscles. This way you will be able to see more definition of muscle.
The same principle is in effect for thigh muscles and thigh fat, abdominal muscles and tummy fat etc., etc. Regardless, you will be left with the excess skin. Neither the weight loss nor the muscle gain will take care of the extra skin that remains. The only way to get rid of that extra skin is to have it surgically removed. Some say it can be tightened up, but I have seen no evidence of that.
It is important that you understand how your body works so you can set goals accordingly. Muscle building exercise will increased your muscle mass. A weight loss diet will decrease you body fat percentage. This may lead to seeing more muscle definition in the areas you are working. However, there is no guarantee that there will be even muscle gain and fat loss. Metabolism also plays a big role here!
You have the right to live in any body shape you chose and are comfortable with. It worries me when people assert falsehoods to people who are wanting to have a more defined look. Curves are fabulous. Muscles are fabulous. If you want a body that shows more muscle definition, you will need to build muscle and lose fat, that is just the fact.
You can indeed make this happen, but know they are two separate processes and you cannot control where the fat is going to come off by specifically working that muscle group. For example, working your abdominal muscles along with reducing calories MAY give you the six pack you desire, but there is no promise that sufficient fat will come off of that area of your body just because you have worked these muscles and want it to!!! You may have a fabulously unseen six pack NOW!
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