The Muscle turning into Fat Myth


Well-Known Member
4 Jul 2011
Heard of this myth before? Well it's quite surprising that many people still have this belief!

Muscle and fat are completely different tissues that are not interchangeable. Instead, there are two key reasons why people perceive that muscle turns to fat when they stop exercising:

1. Muscle goes from firm to floppy when it's not used. It also decreases in size hence the saying, use it, or lose it.

2. Many people stop exercising but don't adjust how much food they eat. The reality is, when you exercise less, you have to eat less.