1 Pound of Fat vs. 1 Pound of Muscle




It is very common for people to get discouraged when their weight loss is going slowly. There’s a big reason we write about how to lose weight fast, and discuss reasons why you’re not losing weight. Weight loss is hard, and we can all use some motivation from time to time.

This is why we’ve put together these pictures comparing fat to muscle. Once you’ve seen these pictures, you’ll realize how important the difference between weight and fat really is. You can make a much bigger difference losing 1 lb of fat than losing 3 lb that may come from muscle, and you’ll look better in the former case too.

The next time you’re doubting yourself, look at these pictures to remind yourself of the hard work you’re doing – no matter what the scale says.




What Does 1 Pound of Body Fat Look Like?

These pictures will show you how losing 1 lb of body fat is much more progress than you think.

1 Pound of Body Fat in Hands

1 Pound of Body Fat in Hands

1 Pound of Body Fat Compared to Coffee Mug

1 Pound of Body Fat Compared to Coffee Mug

1 Pound of Body Fat Compared to Can of Tomatoes

1 Pound of Body Fat Compared to Can of Tomatoes

1 Pound of Body Fat vs. 1 Pound of Muscle

1 Pound of Body Fat vs. 1 Pound of Muscle

What Does 5 Pounds of Body Fat Look Like?

Now lets take a look at some comparison pictures of 5 lb of body fat.

5 Pounds of Body Fat in Hands

5 Pounds of Body Fat in Hands

5 Pounds of Body Fat vs. 5 Pounds of Muscle

5 Pounds of Body Fat vs. 5 Pounds of Muscle