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Muscle is denser than fat - that's a fact!
​So, lifting weights makes you look slimmer, because lifting weights builds muscle.
Lifting weights also burns calories and boosts your metabolism. So if you start lifting you’ll build muscle, lose fat and look slimmer at the same weight – without eating less, in fact you may even eat more!
Meanwhile most people try to lose fat by eating less, without doing any exercise. But few people can stick to low calorie diets for any length of time. Most get hungry, crack and end-up fatter than before. The few who can stick to these diets burn muscle from starvation. They end up being skinny-fat, weak and unattractive.
Other people try to lose fat through exercise. They’re the “cardio-bunnies” in your gym. Cardio six times a week, then a McDo post-workout. They don’t realize half an hour cardio only burns about 400 calories, the equivalent of a Big Mac. Hit McDo post-workout and you just made that half hour of cardio a total waste of time. Now cardio is great for speeding up fat loss because it increases how many calories you burn. But unless you’re training six hours a day like Michael Phelps, you can’t out-train a bad diet – you have to eat right.
Lifting weights should always have PRIORITY over cardio for fat loss. Remember,
  1. Lifting weights burns calories. Your body burns energy to lift weights. The heavier the weights, the higher the intensity and the more calories you burn. especially if you do full body exercises like Squats. This is why lifters can eat more than average people without getting fat.
  2. Lifting weights boosts your metabolism. They call this “afterburn” or EPOC. You burn more calories in the hours after you’ve lifted weights. This helps you lose fat.
  3. Lifting weights builds muscle. Cardio doesn’t. Nor does a low calorie diet. Only lifting weights does – the stronger you get, the more weight you can lift, the more muscular you’ll be.
  4. Lifting weights prevents muscle loss. Low calorie diets and excess cardio will BURN muscle. This leads to the unhealthy and unattractive skinny-fat look. So lifting weights builds muscle and prevents muscle loss from dieting, aging, etc. It makes you healthier and more attractive while losing fat.
Woohoo, an all in one package. But remember you must eat a balanced diet which is healthy and sensible. :-)