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  • What Fat Looks Like: A Guide to Fat Mass

    In 2002, I lost nearly 90 lbs with the Hcg Diet Plan, and another 45 lbs after having a baby in 2017 with Nu Image and Diet Doc. I kept the weight off, and transformed my life to the point that I actually love kale. I also love helping people, which is why I started the first Hcg Diet site: Hcgdietinfo.com. Over 10 years later, 100 million readers, and 2 million pages, HDI has helped millions of people lose the weight for good, and it has become the highlight of my Hcg Diet Journey.

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    What body fat looks like according to weight.

    This is a quick, but hopefully motivating post I wanted to share for all the Hcg Dieters who wake up thinking, “Oh no, I only lost .5 pounds today!” or “I only lost 8 pounds this week!”  I know it can seem daunting the scale stops showing those 1 to 2 pound loss days you had during the first week, but guess what…. even half of a pound of body fat is a LOT of weight my friends. The truth is, ANY amount of fat loss is great in general, but even moreso when you realize just how much mass is being shed.  It is time to celebrate!

    Here, let me show you what you actually just lost so far, as a visual…

    1/2 pound of body fat:

    1/2 pound of human body fat

    1 Pound of body fat:

    5 Pounds of Body Fat looks like this:

    5 Pounds of Body Fat Looks Like This

    Ten pounds of body fat looks like this:

    10 Pounds of Body fat looks like this

    What 50 pounds of body fat looks like:

    50 pounds of body fat looks like this

    I hope these pics help put a visual to your weight loss.  I know that on my last round with Hcg, I lost 26 pounds of body fat (I use a body fat scale so I know I am not losing muscle) and putting a visual to that amount of weight, was very eye-opening.  Ok, so maybe it was more jaw-dropping than just eye-opening!

    It is also important to understand the difference in mass between muscle and fat, so here is a photo that shows the difference in size, for the same weight of tissue in muscle and fat.

    5 Pounds of Muscle vs 5 Pounds of Fat

    Let this put things into perspective the next time you step on a scale. That 1 pound loss is an accomplishment and deserves to be celebrated!

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