Scale Mentality

Scale Mentality

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We are often programmed to think we need to be at the same weight that so and so is, or that he or she is. We say to ourselves, “If only I could be at his or her weight.” Now, it’s absolutely ok to be at a smaller size and a lesser weight, but be careful with comparing your body type weight goals with different body types of other people.

You need to get rid of that scale mentality right now, or you will be miserable.

Who cares how much you weigh?  Let me guess you do, right?  This is what I mean:

The most athletic bodies are often considered overweight if you place them on the standard height/weight chart, or the dreaded BMI. Why? Because muscle is so dense that it weights much more than fat. Muscle also holds about 60% more water than fat tissue causing muscular people to weigh much more than their “skinny fat” counterparts.

So, to compare yourself to someone else is absolutely ludicrous.  That person might be the same height, but the musculature may be entirely different.   Genetically, some people have more muscle mass than others.  If that is the case, then those people will AUTOMATICALLY WEIGHT MORE!—Don’t Compare!

Since muscle weighs more than fat, don’t think that you have to be a certain weight. What you should be most concerned about is your muscle mass percentage and your body fat percentage. That is what it all comes down to, your body composition.  The less body fat makes you looked more toned.

How much muscle and fat is on your body? Does it jiggle and wiggle? Or are you firm and tight? To be toned you need to have a high percentage of muscle and a lower amount of body fat. That way you can see those sexy muscles your fat is hiding.

It All Comes Down To Your Body Composition.

Muscle in women deteriorates at almost every stage of life. This is why WOMEN must weight train! Weight training rebuilds your lost muscle and therefore rebuilds your metabolism.

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