A 42-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me if i could lose weight while gaining muscle?

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Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Sort of: You can lose fat while gaining muscle, but you may not lose 'weight'. This is because muscle weighs more than fat. So you can lose fat while gaining weight. Do not be worried if you are losing fat but gaining weight. Ignore the scale and instead go by how your pants fit; if they are getting looser, then things are headed in the right direction.
Answered on Dec 12, 2017

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