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A 19-year-old female asked:

On a low calorie diet, will your body burn muscle before using fat stores for energy eg. love handles and belly fat?

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Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jananswered
67 years experience
No: Low calories diets help in loosing excess fat.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Muscle is used first for energy to bypass this use acetyl carnitine this will help body burn fat instead.

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