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If i transition into a lower carb diet and increase my protein intake, will i lose muscle mass?

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Dr. Chad Zooker answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

You will enable yourself to build more lean muscle with this approach, especially if you add weightlifting/resistance training to your workouts. Your body can make it's own carbohydrates, but can not make more muscle without enough protein in your diet to supply the metabolic machine.

Answered Sep 3, 2013

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