So there was an article in Muscle and Fitness that struck me as odd and I wanted your input on it. It starts on page 163 of the March 2007 issue with Gunter and Kim Lyons on the cover. it's written by Chris Aceto who is apparently Jay Cutlers dietician. In this article he says any time your muscle:fat gain ratio is greater than 1 you will appear leaner. This seems blatantly incorrect to me because it would most likely still raise your body fat. He uses the example of gaining 6 pounds of muscle for every 3 pounds of fat. This would only make you leaner if your body fat was 50% or more unless I'm totally misunderstanding something. For example I'm currently 170 pounds (173 but 170 is easier to calculate) and I estimate myself at 10% body fat. This would mean I have 17 pounds of fat on my body. If I gained 30 pounds at the ratio of 2 pounds of muscle for every 1 pound of fat I would be 200 pounds with 27 pounds of fat. This would put me at 13.5% body fat, so then how would I appear leaner? Am I missing something?