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Doctor insights on: Weight Of Lean Muscle Vs Fat

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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


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Could lean whey protein assist in converting fat to muscle?

Could lean whey protein assist in converting fat to muscle?

No magic here: This you must accomplish yourself by exercising hard. Having enough protein in your diet simply makes it possible to build mass. ...Read more

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Reducing ones body fat is a matter of calories in vs calories out ?

Reducing ones body fat is a matter of calories in vs calories out ?

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

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Is losing 9.5 lb of body fat in 1week good?

Is losing 9.5 lb of body fat in 1week good?

See below: It depends on how obese you are... My patients loss a average of 2.5 3.5 a week. Be sure you are eating correctly for you! ...Read more

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Can I lose stomach fat and still increase muscle mass by restricting calories? Or is a calorie surplus needed to gain muscle?

Can I lose stomach fat and still increase muscle mass by restricting calories? Or is a calorie surplus needed to gain muscle?

Paleo: Not sure but I personally lost a lot of belly fat by eating very little carbs and mostly eating meats and veges (paleo) It made a huge difference for me. ...Read more

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Sport's Nutrition: what's the best macro ratio? carbs?protein?fat? for the purpose of building or maintain muscle mass (adding resistance training).

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

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What's the best way to gain lean muscle mass, lose body fat and increase testosterone levels? What types of food / supplements recommended?

What's the best way to gain lean muscle mass, lose body fat and increase testosterone levels? What types of food / supplements recommended?

Well: No way to increase your testosterone . Eat healthy meals that are balanced in nutrition and exercise that is balanced with cardio and weights and strengthen your core. You might benefit from a personal trainer to get that six pack look you want. Supplements really do more harm than good. Healthy eating supplies your supplements! ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips/exercises for skinny guys on losing body fat and gaining lean muscle?

Can you suggest tips/exercises for skinny guys on losing body fat and gaining lean muscle?

Increase in cardio: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Core exercises may build muscle, but to burn fat you need to burn more than you consume and cardio is key! ...Read more

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Ectomorph doing which kind of lean workouts?

Ectomorph doing which kind of lean workouts?

Train hard: The term is used either for someone who is light-framed or for someone who gains muscle relatively more slowly when doing resistance training. Work out for your goals. Aerobic fitness for your definition and overall health; resistance for muscle mass (10 reps / set, 3 sets / workout; 3-4 workout / week). Eat sensibly, enough protein. Get defined & the 'big guys' will be jealous. Cheers. ...Read more

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Can endomorphs mantain/build miscle on less amounts of calories compared to a mesomorph & an ectomorph?

Can endomorphs mantain/build miscle on less amounts of calories compared to a mesomorph & an ectomorph?

Lift weights!: Calories needed depend on your height, weight, activity level and muscle mass. Resistance exercises increase your muscle and help with general health and also weight loss. ...Read more

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How to lose weight instead of gain muscle?

Caloric restriction: Caloric restriction without exercising will cause weight loss without muscle gain. For it to be effective you will need to reduce your intake by about 30% or more. ...Read more

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Is this the right diet to get ripped?, im hving 0.5g of fat per pound of bodyweight, 40 to 50g of carbs & 1 to 1.5g of protein per pound of bodyweight

Is this the right diet to get ripped?, im hving 0.5g of fat per pound of bodyweight, 40 to 50g of carbs & 1 to 1.5g of protein per pound of bodyweight

Fat is not the Enemy: Sugar is the enemy. If you want to be ripped you will make your diet composition 60% protein, 20 to 25% percent carbs and the rest the necessary fat calories to sustain life. Carbohydrates are the enemy. ...Read more

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Which weighs more fat or muscle?

Which weighs more fat or muscle?

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

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Is it possible to gain muscle mass and weight on pancreatitis low fat diet?

Is it possible to gain muscle mass and weight on pancreatitis low fat diet?

Sure: depending on your specific metabolism, gaining weight and muscle mass is just a function of working out, combined with proper nutrition- in a lot of ways a pancreas friendly diet is the same as a good balanced diet that is recommended for diabetics, heart patients, obese patients, etc.go to a certified dietitian they will be able to help design a diet for you to achieve your goals and be healthy ...Read more

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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?

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?

Good start: This is adequate protein. How effective this will be depends on how much energy you burn / how hard you work in your fitness activities. I'm glad you're undertaking this and wish you luck. ...Read more

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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

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

Exercise: to gain muscle in arms, you need to do resistance and weight training with your arms. to lose fat in your glutes, you need to eat less calories than you need in a day. A nutritionist can tell you how many calories you need. ...Read more

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Which the best supplement to burn fat, lose weight and gain muscle fast?

Which the best supplement to burn fat, lose weight and gain muscle fast?

Agree w Dr.Krauser: You will need to really focus on weight training to do this. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities:. ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose body fat build lean muscle and get faster without weights?

Exercise: Any vigorous exercise will do; weight training may be more effecive. To lose fat, you will need to reduce your caloric intake while maintaining protein intake of about one gram/kg of body weight. ...Read more

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To achieve tone, sculpted muscles, and overall leanness, is it better to do isolated workouts or a full body work out?

To achieve tone, sculpted muscles, and overall leanness, is it better to do isolated workouts or a full body work out?

2 Different Goals: For overall leanness, you must reduce body fat. This requires a diet that is relatively low in carbodydrates because carbs are stored in the body as triglycerides (also known as fat) for sculpted muscles you need to isolate and work out those particular muscles so that they hypertrophy (grow). ...Read more

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Why might I not be losing weight on the bowflex body leanness plan?

Why might I not be losing weight on the bowflex body leanness plan?

Not enough time: The most common cause is that people give up too quickly because they become discouraged. Base success on the number of months using the bowflex rather than pounds lost. ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose body fat build lean muscle and get faster without weights?

Exercise: Any vigorous exercise will do; weight training may be more effecive. To lose fat, you will need to reduce your caloric intake while maintaining protein intake of about one gram/kg of body weight. ...Read more

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Will i gain lean muscle if i hv 1.5 grams of protein & 1 gram of fats per pound of body weight? I am 5ft7 & weigh 76kg, about 12-15% bodyfat.

Will i gain lean muscle if i hv 1.5 grams of protein & 1 gram of fats per pound of body weight? I  am 5ft7 & weigh 76kg, about 12-15% bodyfat.

Lifestyle change: Nobody can answer this question because you haven't told how much you're going to burn in terms of calories by your aerobic fitness activities. 1.5 grams of protein per pound of body mass daily is plenty. You'll lose weight and gain muscle by focusing on fitness, and as you do this, your brain will start telling you accurately how much total you should be eating. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am an endomorph, wil i gain lean muscle if I have 1-1.5g of protein, 0.5g of carbs & 0.5g of fat per pound of body weight every workout day?

I am an endomorph, wil i gain lean muscle if I have 1-1.5g of protein, 0.5g of carbs & 0.5g of fat per pound of body weight every workout day?

Probably: This is enough protein, and I am glad you are counting. This caloric intake won't result in spectacular weight gain or loss if you're sedentary. The real key to getting the body you want will be intensive aerobic exercise. It would be great if you find an activity that you truly enjoy that will also burn lots of calories. Congratulations on your new lifestyle & good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if you gain muscle and do weights without losing fat?

What happens if you gain muscle and do weights without losing fat?

Size & strength.: In that scenario, you'd tend to make gains in size and strength, but no definition. Health-wise, cardiovascular exercise, which is effective for fat loss, is better than strict weight training. ...Read more

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What is one of the fastest ways to gain weight but in muscle and not fat?

What is one of the fastest ways to gain weight but in muscle and not fat?

Gaining muscle: HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training. Google it for more. In short lifting heavy weights in a very short period of time (15 minutes rather than an hr) will help release more Human Growth Hormone. Supplement weight lifting with intake of 100% grass fed protein. Grass fed beef is best source but powdered whey protein is an option. Check out Paleo Diet. Abstain from sugars "The enemy tastes sweet." ...Read more

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What's the most effective diet for getting cut lean muscle and shedding fat?

What's the most effective diet for getting cut lean muscle and shedding fat?

Mediterranean diet: Find a weight loss physician who will help you develop the discipline and accountability to stick to your mediterranean diet, plus some extra protein, and vigorous physical activity for life. Avoid alcohol, saturated fats, and sugary, fatty foods and empty carbs. You're on the right track! don't give up; get trim! ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose some body fat while gaining lean muscle. How do I do this?

Muscle: We recommend limiting carbs and increasing protein in your diet. A good way to do this is to drink protein shakes. I use whey protein powder with almond milk and add frozen strawberries and a little peanut butter, blend, and....A nice smoothie. Weight lifting and good cardio are also critical but diet is the key. Don't put anything in your mouth your body doesn't "need". ...Read more

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What to do if I gained weight from muscle (dumbbells) or am I just getting fat help..?

What to do if I gained weight from muscle (dumbbells) or am I just getting fat help..?

There is no way: to answer your question. How would someone who doesn't know your history be able to tell you if you have increased muscle or fat? I don't know if you want more muscle or less muscle? ...Read more

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Hi, i weight 50kg /175cm i want put on but not fat but more body, muscles , what is the best eat then ?

Proteins: Increase intake of meats ( white nit red). Egg whites also help. Commercially available protein shakes increase osmotic load on kidneys; hence not suggested. Exercise ( weight bearing) also helps. ...Read more

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My friend is 5'5 and weighs 286 pounds. (fat, not muscle) She isn't worried about her weight, but how is her current health based on her weight?

My friend is 5'5 and weighs 286 pounds. (fat, not muscle) She isn't worried about her weight, but how is her current health based on her weight?

Need more info: There are many more measures of health than just weight. Blood pressure, cholesterol, strength, level of indurance...But clearly your friend is obese, and if her age is like yours, she'll likely gain more as she ages. You can encourage her to loose weight and get fit, but she has to motivate herself. ...Read more

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I started working out about a month ago. But I have gained weight from 111-114 lbs. I haven't lost fat, just gained muscle. What is happening?

I  started working out about a month ago.  But I have gained weight from 111-114 lbs.  I haven't lost fat, just gained muscle.  What is happening?

What exercise?: If you're trying to lose weight, your exercise should be primarily cardio, meaning running, swimming, dance -- anything to get your heart rate high and that makes you really sweat. Combine that with diet and calorie restriction and your weight will start to come down. If you are gaining weight you may be doing muscle-strengthening exercises which hold onto water and make your weight go up. ...Read more

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I train to build or hold on to muscle+loose body fat i lost lot of weight can't shift stubborn back and ab fat would it be safe to take lcarnitine?

I train to build or hold on to muscle+loose body fat i lost lot of weight can't shift stubborn back and ab fat would it be safe to take lcarnitine?

Not necessarily: Taking supplements alone cannot necessarily shift stubborn back and ab fat. Altering your training routines may be a better choice. Consult a personal trainer, if possible. ...Read more

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Recommendations for keeping/gaining lean muscle and losing fat at the same time? Already in good shape, just want to go further and improve even more.

Recommendations for keeping/gaining lean muscle and losing fat at the same time? Already in good shape, just want to go further and improve even more.

Lean mean machine: Cycling is an excellent way to up your metabolism and keep fit. I also like water aerobics as it enables one to have a resistance exercise coupled with aerobic benefits. ...Read more

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Will i need to eat fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

Will i need to eat fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

No: The body will get the energy it needs without specifically eating more fat. Need to ensure you are getting appropriate protein intake to build muscle optimally. Overall, need to use more calories than you take in- ideally as a combination of reduced/adjusted dietary intake and increased aerobic exercise and weight training. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to turn fat into muscle without losing weight?

Exercise: Any vigorous exercise will do; weight training may be more effecive. It is not feasible to turn fat into muscle, to lose fat, you will need to reduce your caloric intake while maintaining protein intake of about one gram/kg of body weight and exercise. ...Read more