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Cheryl Komline, RD, MS

Cheryl Komline, RD, MS
is the Public Health Nutritionist for the Bernards Township Health Department.
She  has more than 25 years experience in clinical dietetics
and nutrition education in hospital, community and college settings.


ckomline@bernards.org

direct number is 908-204-3069

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Last updated Jul 21, 2010
Rebecca Zeltmann will complete her dietetic internship at the College of Saint Elizabeth in June 2010 and will sit for the Registered Dietitian exam later this summer. She has a prior degree from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration where she trained in foodservice and food preparation. She is passionate about teaching nutrition through cooking and believes that healthy food can be not only easy to prepare, but also delicious.

Muscle weighs more than fat

Posted by Eileen , Mar 25, 2009.
Muscle weighs more than fat
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Posted by Eileen , Mar 25, 2009
Hi laurie,

Is it true that when you begin a diet and excercise regularly (from no exercise at all) that you could actually gain weight because you are developing muscle and muscle weighs more than fat?
RE: Muscle weighs more than fat
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Posted by Laurie Wasserman, Mar 25, 2009
Hi Eileen,
Yes you are absolutely right! Muscle is more dense than fat so it weighs more, but takes up less space.  So it is possible that your weight is increasing as you build muscle.  A better way to determine whether your efforts are paying off is to have your body fat tested, or if this is unavailable, take your measurements and compare weekly to see if you've lost inches.  Of course, you could also take notice of how your clothes fit - is your waistband any looser? If it is then you know you are headed in the right direction!
Laurie

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