If a dietician recommended that you gain 8.8 pounds of fat and 2.2 pounds of muscle would you do it?
Last weekend (9–7-13) I had a “body composition analysis” performed on my 62 year old, 146.6 pound, 5’ 11” body.
The results show that I’m 10.1% fat, BMI 20.5, skeletal muscle mass is 73.0 pounds. (For the last 40+ years I’ve been like this).
The conclusion says that my BMI and % body fat are “normal” yet recommends that I gain 8.8 ponds of fat and 2.2 pounds of muscle.
My wife is a registered dietician and she wants me to gain the 8.8 pounds of fat and 2.2 pounds muscle weight. And she is putting pressure on me to do it. I told her that I will try to gain the muscle but not the fat.
Don’t you think that gaining 8.8 pounds of fat on purpose is just absolutely crazy? (It makes me sick to think about it). What do you think?
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