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Doctor insights on: Can I Keep And Gain Muscle On A Low Calorie Diet

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Can I keep and gain muscle on a low calorie diet?

Can  I keep and gain muscle on a low calorie diet?

Probably not: It wold depend on the amount of protein you consume and how much you work out to develop and keep the muscles. Low calorie diets may not supply the anount of carbs, protein and fat you will need to maintain. It would depend on your height and weight and age. I would be very careful, work with a reputable sports trainer, sports medicine doctor and reputable nutritionist. Danger! will robinson! ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Is it possible to counteract lean muscle loss during a low calorie diet through exercise?

Is it possible to counteract lean muscle loss during a low calorie diet through exercise?

Yes: Exercise especially resistance training with weights can prevent muscle loss while loosing weight/fat , while still taking a calorie restricted diet. Please ensure appropriate protein intake to maintain or even build muscles. ...Read more

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Is there any reason why i gain weight very easily now even on a low calorie diet as about 3 to 4 years ago i would eat more & not gain weight at all??

Is there any reason why i gain weight very easily now even on a low calorie diet as about 3 to 4 years ago i would eat more & not gain weight at all??

Don't starve urself : If u don't eat too often and wait too many hours to eat the body will store what it can into lipids=fat cells because it feels it should hibernate. If u eat every 2-3 hours the body feels it needs to burn off the food. Other aspects to consider are u'r thyroid, sex hormones like estrogen or Progesterone or even testosterone-but they would also come with unusual hair in areas u may not have had. ...Read more

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Might going on a low calorie diet for 30 days cause rapid weight re-gain after eating again?

Yes: With crash dieting, it is very difficult to keep weight down. You have to be physically and emotionally ready to loose weight and keep it down. So loose weight slowly. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent weight gain after a very low calorie diet?

Is there a way to prevent weight gain after a very low calorie diet?

Yes: Weight gain can be prevented or overcome by a permanent change in lifestyle and in personal outlook. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will use the stored fuel (fat). If a person exercises more than he did before, but does not start eating more calories, then his body will use up the fat (stored fuel). Easier said than done, but definitely possible to do. ...Read more

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Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


Muscle (Definition)

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