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Yesterday, I was holding a two pound pilates ball and couldn’t believe how big it was, twice the size of my fist. It got me wondering about what a pound of fat really looks like in volume. Here are some scary reminders.

One pound of fat is about the size of a coffee mug. That’s a lot of extra weight to lug around.




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And 100 pounds of fat? You could fill a table with it!


To put this in perspective.  If you weigh 180 pounds and have a body fat percentage of 30%, you are carrying around over 50 pounds of fat. That’s half the fat on the table! 


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Now if you were to drop your fat percentage to 15%, that’s only 25 pounds of fat. And even if your total weight doesn’t change, you will notice a significant difference on your body. Muscle has a much higher density that fat, so even if your weight stays the same, your waist and other areas will shrink. Take a look at the comparison. 

Now is the time to trade in that fat for muscle!


 


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