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6 Myths About Weight Gain (Slideshow)


5. Myth: Weight Lifting Will Make You Heavier.

Reality: Strength training will, for some people, deceive their weight loss plans — but only if they’re measuring success by the numbers on the scale. Muscle does not weigh more than fat (bonus myth!), but muscle is denser than fat — so you could very well lose inches off your waist and not see the scale budge at all.

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6. Myth: As Long As You Exercise, You Won’t Gain Weight.

Reality: You can eat a huge slice of chocolate cake for every meal as long you work out, right? Nope! If you’re not a professional athlete or trainer, odds are, that you’ll never burn enough calories to make up for all that cake. You can’t just rely on exercise for weight loss.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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10:00PM PDT on Jun 23, 2014

Thank You

8:15PM PST on Nov 29, 2013

ty for the info

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11:51AM PDT on Nov 2, 2013


5:48PM PDT on Oct 21, 2013

This is a great list. I know I have heard some of these before.

9:08AM PDT on Oct 16, 2013

well said, Heather :-)

8:55AM PDT on Oct 16, 2013

Great! Thanks for posting.

10:09PM PDT on Oct 14, 2013

What lovely big pictures on each short page ????

2:34PM PDT on Oct 11, 2013

3500 calories = 1 pound fat is in a calorimeter, which is essentially a bunsen burner.

Each person digests food slightly differently, and few foods are digested in their entirety, especially those that are fiber laden. If there was only a better way to measure the digested effective caloric content of food, counting calories would be more meaningful.

2:52PM PDT on Oct 10, 2013

Good info. Thank you.

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