To help manage your muscle mass and body fat percentage you first have to understand your own measurements. Sometimes, people mistake building muscle mass with burning body fat. These two often go hand in hand; however, they’re not exactly the same. Muscle mass includes the weight of the muscles in your body in kilograms or pounds.
While the body fat percentage measures the amount of fat your body holds. Burning body fat can be a result of the accumulated muscles. Muscles are like engines when it comes to consuming energy. Our muscle mass plays an important role when it comes to fitness. When your body builds muscles, it burns energy and fat every single time. As your muscle mass starts to increase, the faster your body is able to burn calories/energy. This leads to an increase of your basal metabolic rate (BMR), which helps in losing weight.
Furthermore, muscle mass includes smooth muscles, skeletal muscles and water contained within the muscles. Where the skeletal muscles are the most visible when there’s no fat layer. Muscle consist of water and protein. This is why it’s crucial to include protein in your adjusted eating schedule.