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Muscle Fat Ratio
I'm a 5"10, 77kg, 25 year old man. If I cut calories by 600 below my daily needs what fat to muscle loss ratio can I expect per week. I don't exercise or intend to at this point. I know it's a difficult question but an estimate will be fine?
No consistent ratio: The ratio of fat to muscle loss with any given calorie deficit depends partly on the nutritional composition of your diet. You need the proper balance of unrefined carbs, high quality protein and some fat to avoid muscle loss & maintain stable blood sugar levels. Regardless, weight training is ESSENTIAL to maintaining muscle mass. See >hsph.harvard.edu/obesity prevention ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
When you gain fat by over eating do you naturally gain muscle as well, and if so, what possibly is the fat gain to muscle gain ratio?
No muscle gain: The only way to increase muscle mass is by resistance training for several hours a day 5-6 days a week for months to years. Otherwise the obesity epidemic would also be called the" strong man epidemic". We wish we could get stronger just by eating, but it is not possible! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Sport's Nutrition: what's the best macro ratio? carbs?protein?fat? for the purpose of building or maintain muscle mass (adding resistance training).
I think it depends: My brief research into this suggests it is debatable & depends somewhat on your goals: bodybuilding vs. fat loss vs. maintenance. More carbs are needed for body building, and many fewer for fat loss. 40-60% carbs are recommended for body building, with 25-35% protein and 15-25% fat. You might target somewhere in the middle: 50% carbs, 30% protein, 20% fat. Good luck! ...Read more
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
See details: Increase your daily calories and carbohydrate consumption. Of course, you will gain weight everywhere else also. Gaining facial muscle is virtually impossible. My advise is to stop worrying and live a normal life. ...Read more
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