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5 Pound Muscle Vs Fat
I'm weight training & running to gain muscle and lose belly fat. Best protein/carb/fat ratio? How many calories, more or less than bmr?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Yes: Muscle is more dense than fat.Get a more detailed answer ›
Muscle is more dense: Muscle is more dense than fat. One pound of muscle occupies less space(less volume) than one pound of fat. This explains why it’s possible to get visibly slimmer without a significant drop in weight if you are doing strength training as well as dieting: If you loose a pound of fat by dieting, but gain a pound of muscle by lifting weights, the scale won't move but your waist line will. ...Read more
I am 5 ft 7 and weigh 75kg, will i build lean muscle & lose fat if i remove the carbs & eat 1.5g of protein & 0.5g of fat per pound of bodyweight?
Does cachexia reduce muscle everywhere simultaneously or would 1 body part shrink&then another, etc? Losing shoulder mass despite weights&high protein
Universal: muscle loss and wasting with atrophy of muscular tissue is common. ...Read more
Nutrisystem ads claim lose 5 pounds in one week. What is actually being lost: fat, water, or muscle tissue?
Weight loss claims: When one of the thousands of weight loss products puts out an ad claiming a patient will lose 5 or more pounds in one week, a doctor usually thinks "pounds sterling" or "British pounds", as in money. It's marketing. It's advertising. To lose > 5 pounds a week (it would be fat plus its related water), one can exercise all day and limit intake to 1000 calories a day... but it is not healthy to do. ...Read more
Can I lose stomach fat and still increase muscle mass by restricting calories? Or is a calorie surplus needed to gain muscle?
Probably: It seems like your fat percentage is a little high. However, your overall body weight is very low, and maintenance of a low body weight reduces risk. It would be better to focus more of your calorie intake on low inflammatory proteins and complex carbohydrates; simple carbs promote visceral fat deposition and also the deposition of high percentages of fat in general. TY for this fun question! ...Read more
How many overall calories and protein per day should I consume for building muscle? I'm aiming for maximum muscle gain, I'm skinny now only 100 lbs, 5'6". I read 1g protein per pound of body weight.
Want to lose sum weight, what contains more fat sugar, starches or carbohydrates which should I cut off or consume less of? Wnt mostly to lose belly fat
Eat less ; exerc: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars ; simple carbs from grains esp. Cause weight gain. It's also wise to avoid fried foods. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff.To/19ygs8y- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important! it's also best to choose organic foods:http://bit.Ly/19x. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly: Newer research suggests it is more complex than that.For instance, two people can eat the same amount of calories, all other things being equal, and show different amounts of wt gain or loss.This suggest people are different and even calories are different. ...Read more
Is running good for gaining weight and building up muscles or does it burn more calories (fat) than you gain in muscle mass?
Any suggestions on how to lose body fat at certain regions while gaining muscle at others. Ex. Losing fat in glutes, gaining muscle in arms? Thanks
Atkins vs Nutrisystem vs weight watchers. I'm 21 5^2 &aweigh about 200 .. What's the best way to lose 50-80 pounds within 2-4 months?
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I strength train 5 times a week (lifting weights) is 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight a day too much?
No.: I think in terms of kgs (2.2 lbs), but 2 grams per kg of weight is ideal. 1 gram per pound is very slightly over and is not an issue. So you are taking an optimal amount, after which there is no additional benefit! ...Read more
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