Does Muscle Burn More Calories Than Fat?

Updated: Dec 17, 2021

Short answer: Hell yes it does.




1 pound of muscle burns about 6 calories per hour at rest. 1 pound of fat burns about 2 calories an hour at rest. On average, 1 pound of muscle will burn 144 calories in a 24 hour period. So, the moral of the story is replace that fat with lean muscle and you'll be on your way to building a calorie burning machine!

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