Watching a large mob of cattle ambling along the roadway, the ‘long paddock’ as it’s called, I observe how the stock man keeps the dog, restrained and moving slowly, well back, the motorbike riding, Jackaroo and Jillaroo, keep well back away from the animals, allowing, encouraging them to take their time. The cattle are head down, ambling slowly. I can imagine the drover is thinking, 'keep the condition on them, keep the metabolism slowed right down, don't hurry them, don't burn off any fat marbling in the muscle meat by quickening the pace, we want a good price for this herd.'
Aside from being slowed down by a mob of fat cattle on the long paddock, I did a lot of research this week to find out exactly how much smaller a kilo of pure muscle was, compared with a kilo of animal fat and how that mob of cattle, being encouraged to move slowly and not burn off any condition (fat and marbled with fat, muscle), applied to me and my striving to be naturally slim.
Muscle takes up 22% less space than the same weight of fat in the body.
That is encouraging to me and anyone else when the scales do not seem to respond to the effort we put in.
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