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A 19-year-old male asked:

is it true that the more muscles i have the more calories i burn?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Muscle Efficiency: Yes. Muscles that are being worked and challenged increase a body's metabolism of calories.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How can I make my muscles burn more calories?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Weight lifting: By increasibg your lean body muscle mass you wilk increase tour body's calorie burning abiliry.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can you say if it could interval training pre-breakfast burn muscle rather than fat/calories?

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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
Absolutely not: Variations of a false story of burning muscle are untrue. You will only burn muscle under extreme starvation in which case you would not be able to interval train.
A 45-year-old member asked:

I'm wondering if i don't eat enough calories will i burn muscle instead of fat?

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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
Starvation: This will only happen under extreme starvation conditions.

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Last updated Jun 18, 2013

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