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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
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
That's often a goal: The human body adapts to the challenges it meets, so a person's muscles get stronger if they are exercised, especially against resistance or with weights. This strengthening occurs regardless of whether the person is gaining weight, losing weight, or staying the same. With walking, running, biking, etc., he moves his body weight. In weight training, he challenges his muscles with heavier weights. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When trying to lose fat (not muscle). How many lbs of fat can I safely lose in a week while minimizing muscle loss?
You'll lose fat.: As jogging is a cardiovascular exercise, you will certainly lose fat by jogging regularly. As far as gaining muscle, you may gain some muscle tone, shape and size in your leg muscles, especially if you run up and down hills as part of your course, but you wouldn't diffusely gain muscle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet ; lift weights: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk food. Avoid sugars and simple carbs. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more
Can losing muscle (not just fat) in face by dietin make face appear thinner & posibly improve apperance or is it jus losin fat that will make a change?
Do pan fried foods end up with too much fat for people that want to gain muscle but keep fat down?
Yes: Fried foods contain much more fat than non fried but there are some things which can make it even worse such as batter frying, eating the fried skin which is more saturated with fat, frying in lard or other animal fats. Better to stay away from fried foods altogether especially if you're trying to get fit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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