You have probably heard that muscle weighs more than fat. That means that if you were to start exercising, it’s possible that you could lose fat, gain muscle and weigh exactly the same or even gain weight.

Why are we still looking at the scale? Why do so many people talk about losing weight instead of gaining muscle? Sure, we don’t want to have excess fat. That’s not healthy, but it’s okay if the number on the scale doesn’t change.

Sometimes when people start trying to lose weight, they get frustrated because the numbers on the scale aren’t going down quickly enough. Anyone in that situation should look at the photos we’re about to show you.

People are sharing before and after photos of themselves, but the unique thing is, they weigh exactly the same in both photos yet they look completely different. They’ve lost fat and gained muscle. The scale doesn’t reflect the change, but their pants size sure does.

Scroll down for visual proof that the scale doesn’t always know what it’s talking about, and you don’t necessarily have to lose weight to look great. It’s about changing your body composition.

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