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A 19-year-old male asked:

I started going to the gym what's the best diet for losing weight and gain muscle i don't want very hard diet because i have lots of study and exams

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Eat healthy!: In general, there's no one guaranteed diet or way to eat. Taking the long view, DASH, Mediterranean & vegetarian diets have all been demonstrated to produce positive health outcomes years down the road. But if you're set on putting on muscle now, plan on consuming upwards of 0.7-1gm/d protein for each pound you weigh: http://goo.gl/srbiHE & http://goo.gl/CdUyxx. Some will advocate 2gm/d.

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