We’ve all heard that muscle weighs more than fat, but these photos really drive the point home. Osuna chronicles her fitness journey over on Mama of Four Getting Fit. There she explains how her body transformation happened without her having a set plan. After yo-yo dieting the same 60 lbs over and over, Osuna started power lifting. She quickly fell in love with the sport. She even participated in her first competition last year. Thanks to heavy lifting four times a week her body composition changed dramatically, shedding fat and adding muscle. But while she lost three dress sizes and was getting a lot comments on her new shape, the scale had barely moved. Rather than get discouraged, she decided to share her story to prove to others that there’s more weight loss than what the scale says.
About the only time that TEF can become considerable is when you replace carbohydrates or fat with protein. For every 100 calories of carbs/fat replaced with protein, you’d expect to burn about 25 calories more (30 cal for protein vs. 3-6 for carbs/fat). So a doubling of protein from 60 to120 grams/day might increase TEF by 80 calories/day. Triple it to 180 grams/day and TEF could increase by 150 calories. The 20-30% TEF of protein can become even more significant at extreme intakes. However, for the most part, such extreme intakes aren’t practical or used outside of the bodybuilding subculture. In all but the most extreme diets, protein stays fairly static and carbs and fats are shuffled around; the effect is typically minimal in terms of TEF.
Hey CP, interesting question!
I’m really excited for your progress! That’s really great. You must look totally different!
I’m not sure if you’re taking an all in one PAGG, or separate tablets, but I would check if the garlic is aged – I’ve heard that the aged garlic has less odour. We’re taking an all in one tablet and certainly haven’t noticed any body odour, or even a hint of garlic when burping, etc. Double check your garlic, and perhaps think about switching it up as a test.