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Old 01-30-2008, 09:21 AM   #3
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S/C/G: Lost 50 lbs, regained some

Height: 5'3"


Now see????

It's really true that things like chiropractic issues often clear up with weight loss. In my case, because fat collects around my midsection in front, my lower back really suffered when I was heavier. And of course, becoming more fit and improving my abdominal muscle strength meant that my back has more support now.

As for muscle versus fat, think of it this way: 1 pound of fat = 1 pound of muscle, but because muscle is a denser tissue, 1 pound of muscle takes up less space. So, you can be losing inches even if the scale isn't moving too much.

Your chiropractor is right about muscle being one of the primary tissues, if not THE primary tissue, that burns fat for energy. That's why exercise helps so much! Toned muscle keeps your metabolism going even after you stop exercising.

Good for you, Lynsey!

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