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rachel 12-17-2011 05:57 PM

Muscle vs. Fat Loss
how do you lose fat and not muscle. does restricting calories destroy your muscle mass?

FitnessFreek 12-17-2011 05:59 PM

Decrease calories while adding more protein. You will still lose muscle but you can preserve more if you have a higher than normal protein intake during your weight loss program.

marinevet 12-17-2011 08:43 PM

What FF said. Best thing to do I have found is 1-1.25 grams of protein per lb of body weight.

pascal1122 01-02-2012 11:12 PM

So for this purpose do cardio exercises and join any gym your extra weight will be convert into muscles and tight

0ptimumFit 04-19-2012 08:18 AM

Cardio, moderate weight training, a decrease in fat intake and an increase in protien consumption.

LMPMI 04-19-2012 06:20 PM

In addition to the info supplied above, try not to lose weight to fast. The faster you are losing weight the greater the chance of it being muscle. Don't quote me on this but, I believe that approx. 3lbs. per week is the magic number to maintain as much muscle as possible.

Bluecore 04-23-2012 11:39 AM

I've heard 1lb. per week. Either way, the point is it's not easy. If it was, everyone would have an 8 pack. Slow and steady wins this race.

Kevsworld 05-03-2012 02:36 AM

You will not lose muscle mass if you are lifting weights and doing a reasonable calorie restriction. The fear of losing muscle mass is over-hyped--it isn't nearly as likely as some would have you believe.

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