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Calorie counting

rachelmurray1234rachelmurray1234 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
If you maintain your weight for a long time what would be the best amount of a calorie deficit to introduce so your not burning muscle and only fat


  • Silent_SoliloquySilent_Soliloquy Posts: 237Member Member Posts: 237Member Member
    Keep your muscles stimulated and your body will PREFER to burn fat rather than lose muscle.

    I lost 30 lbs in 100 days and lost 0.7 lbs of muscles. I am happy with those results.
  • magnusthenerdmagnusthenerd Posts: 632Member Member Posts: 632Member Member
    Almost any fat loss will probably have a lean tissue loss as well as there is a lean component to fat tissues.
    What will maintain muscle seems to be maximum tensile load. If a person maintains their peak strength for a lift, they probably haven't lost any of the muscle used for that lift.
  • sardelsasardelsa Posts: 8,062Member Member Posts: 8,062Member Member
    I would say a deficit of no more than 1% of your bodyweight per week (that would be the maximum), adequate protein (0.8-1g per lb goalweight) and following a proper progressive lifting program .. those are the basics to help maintain as much muscle in a deficit.
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