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Each pound of fat has the volume of 2 cups?

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I was doing some fat/muscle calculations and think that I must be either crazy or doing some funky math.

I found online that muscle is 1.06 g/ml (1 liter muscle=1.06kg) and that fat is 0.9 g/ml (1 liter fat=0.9 kg). By my calculations that means that 1 liter of fat is 1.9 lbs....which also means that 1.9 lbs is 61 cubic inches or 4.2 cups. Does that seem possible?

So that means for each 2 lbs (of fat, not water) that we lose - we lose the equivalent of ~4 cups off our bodies?

So when I lose all 90 lbs to reach my goal - I will be 378 cups less than when I started? That can't be right...

Anybody out there have some info on this?? Maybe I just have too much time on my hands?

Thanks!!

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I didn't even try to figure it out, but that is very interesting info there. WOW!


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I think your calculation was off right at the last step.

 

90 pounds = 40.8 kg.

 

40.8 kg divided by the density of fat which is 0.9 kg/liter = 45.3 liters of fat

 

45.3 liters times 4.4 cups/liter = 200 cups

 

If you did the calculation using muscle which is 1.06 kg/liter, you get 170 cups. You will not lose just fat, you will lose some muscle along with it. But overall you will lose between 170 and 200 cups of "you". Think about it- you are losing a whole small 90 pound person!


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That's interesting, but kind of gross to think about, too! Makes me think of all the lipo I've seen done on TV lately...


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Interesting thought.

 

I like the one our Leader tells us all the time - every time you lose a lb. of fat, it's 7 lbs. of stress off your knees! ;)

 

Ashlee


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Go to the butter department in the supermarket- count up all the pounds of fat you want to lose and look at the pile.

 

I lost 152 and if I look at 152 lbs of butter- it was a lot of fat to lose.

 

When I try lifting a 152 lb person- it is difficult and to think that I used to carry that up and down stairs and everywhere I went.......


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Guest steph11

Thanks for the recalculation :)

 

200 cups gone - how awesome! can hardly wait...

 

I'll take a trip to the butter department next time I'm shopping... wow.

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I lost 152

Arlene, you're an inspiration! :bcbsalute


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Given that a pound of butter is 2 cups (4 sticks), and butter is almost entirely fat, that's probably a good estimate.

 

I always thought "a pint's a pound the world around" only applied to water.

 

All these years of losing weight and that never occurred to me!

 

Thanks for the insight!


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Makes perfect sense. Water has virtually the same weight as its volume. 16 oz of water=1 lb. So what you're saying is that fat and water weigh about the same.


Sharon

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Muscle is 1.06 g/ml

fat is 0.9 g/ml

water is in between at 1 g/ml

 

Fat is the least dense, that's why oil floats on water.


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