An Instagram account I follow (@syattfitness) mentioned in a post not too long ago that “lifting can help burn more calories long-term”, which peaked my interest.
Using my stats, if you were to change your body composition by 8%, your body would potentially burn almost an extra 200 calories a day, without you doing anything extra! Who wouldn’t like burning an extra 200 calories by “just living”. 💾
With that being said, to get to 8% less body fat, there’s a good chance you’re also exerting more energy to lose body fat and keep the muscle, which means you’re also burning extra calories there as well.