Women can gain extra muscles
Women do not need to be concerned about gaining too much muscle mass because they do not have enough of what is called androgen hormones to do this. Androgen hormones are hormones prevalent mainly in men, which cause all of the masculine features that men have. These hormones account for why men have deeper voices, more body hair and more muscle mass. Women have very few androgen hormones at all which is why they are not capable of gaining much muscle mass. The women who do gain a lot of muscle mass are typically the female bodybuilder and like most professional bodybuilders, they achieve an incredible amount of strength and muscle mass through the use of anabolic steroids. If you think about it, not even the top female athletes have very much muscle mass and they train with weights all of the time. If the top female athletes in the world cannot gain very much muscle mass then what are the chances any other woman can?
Fat can turn into muscles
The second misconception to be addressed is the idea that fat can turn into muscle. I remember taking a physiology class and a student said that he though one of his friends gained a lot of muscle mass because his fat had become muscle. It was incredible to me that someone who was taking a physiology course and someone who I know for certain had taken kinesiology and other such courses related to how the human body performs could think something like this. Stored fat has nothing to do with the actual growth of muscle. The growth of muscle has to do with the androgen hormones we already discussed as well as growth hormones and proteins.
All sugar is the same
The last misconception I want to touch on is the idea that all sugar is the same. This is not true at all. There are a lot of different kinds of sugars. Table sugar is called sucrose. The sugar in fruit is called fructose. The difference between these two sugars is mainly the fact that fructose does not cause your blood sugar level to increase very quickly while sucrose causes a big spike in your blood sugar level. When there is such a spike in your blood sugar level, there is a greater likelihood it will be converted into fat.