Weight Training Turns Fat Into Muscle
You have probably heard at some point that strength training will turn your fat into muscle. While adding muscle may make it look like it's replaced the fat stores on your body, that's not exactly how it works.
"This is the equivalent of saying that you can turn any metal into gold; don't we wish!" Meghan Kennihan, NASM-certified personal trainer, told POPSUGAR. "Muscle and fat are very different types of tissue. We cannot turn one into the other." She added that the body transformation comes from building muscle through strength training and shedding fat through eating in a calorie deficit and burning calories through exercise.