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Doctor insights on: Weight Vs Lean Muscle Mass Fat Mass

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How can I gain lean muscle mass but not fat?

How can I gain lean muscle mass but not fat?

Lean muscle: High protein, low fat diets. Throw in a lot of cardio activities and repetitive weights. It's not easy. ...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


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Can people usually gain more weight in body fat or muscle mass?

Body Composition: You are what you eat. Consume more protein and add exercise and you gain muscle. Overeat carbs and fat and don't exercise and you gain fat. ...Read more

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What should I eat to gain muscle mass and gain weight and lose fat?

What should I eat to gain muscle mass and gain weight and lose fat?

Exercise & protein: 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 o rmore/kg of body weight. ...Read more

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I am too lean and I have less muscle mass and no fat. My body is hot to others.?

I am too lean and I have less muscle mass and no fat. My body is hot to others.?

Thyroid: Unless you are exercising excessively or taking stimulant medication at too high a dose (or drugs like cocaine) I would be concerned about an endocrine problem such as hyperthyroidism. That condition speeds up your metabolism and usually causes weight loss, fast pulse, elevated BP and temperature regulation problems. See someone. ...Read more

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Can you provide some tips for someone trying to gain healthy weight fat+muscle mass?

Can you provide some tips for someone trying to gain healthy weight fat+muscle mass?

Cardio and weights: Your best bet is to balance cardio with weight training. Increased muscle mass will help burn more calories. Decreasing your carbs can also help reduce body fat, but you need some carbs for energy. Discuss this plan with your physician or local dietician. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take me to decrease my body fat percentage without losing lean muscle mass?

Variable: Any vigorous aerobic exercise will do; to lose body fat you will need to decrease caloric intake while maintaing protein intake of about one gram/kg of body weight and exercise. The time it takes will depend on the extent of caloric restriction and intensity of exercise. ...Read more

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I am looking so lean, how to increase the muscle mass and weight by natural method without any side effect?

I am looking so lean, how to increase the muscle mass and weight by natural method without any side effect?

Exercise: Exercise is the best way to increase your muscle mass. Would not suggest any supplements. Depending upon the specific area of your body a personal trainer should be able to guide you through specific work-outs. Also eating a balanced, healthy diet should complete the recipe for happy muscles. ...Read more

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I'm very desperate to gain weight. I do weight training 3x/week, easy to lose fat but it is very difficult to increase muscle mass. 115 lbs, 5'6"?

Muscle confusion: Don't do same routines every time. Always keep your muscles guessing. Make sure you have a nice healthy protein load within 30 minutes of your workouts. And keep eating small meals throughout the day after you work out. Don't starve yourself. ...Read more

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When we gain weight as an adult say after 50, is it mostly FAT or bone & muscle mass also increases?

Good question: It is probably mostly fat. As we age many people are less active and gain weight. Also it is normal to lose muscle mass as we age. Bone does not lose mass. Exercise and good eating habits are the best way to maintain proper weight and muscle mass & strength as we age. Walking, lifting weights, swimming etc. Are very good options. ...Read more

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Why does BMI increase when one starts weight training and replacing fat with muscle mass? Weight increases while becoming leaner, but BMI increases?

Why does BMI increase when one starts weight training and replacing fat with muscle mass? Weight increases while becoming leaner, but BMI increases?

Not perfect!: Bmi only takes into account weight and height. That is good enough for most people but for people that exercise a lot and have a lot of muscle it is not a good reflection of their actual fitness. Muscle weighs more than fat so the bmi can increase even though you are in better shape. Most pro athletes have bmis that are in the "wrong" range. Worry about your overall health and not the number. ...Read more

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How can I lose fat around my stomach if I lift weights everyday and don't wish to lose muscle mass?

How can I lose fat around my stomach if I lift weights everyday and don't wish to lose muscle mass?

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

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I want to lose weight quickly for martial arts. Is there any way I can burn fats and gain muscle mass very quickly?

Avoid shortcuts: Weight training will help build muscle and burn fat, but is only part of the answer. Your nutrition will play a bigger role in reaching your goals, and you also need to incorporated sufficient rest and recovery into your workout regimen. ...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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Should I do strength training and cardio to help gain muscle mass (because I need to gain weight) and also lose belly fat?

Yes: Strength training in addition to proper nutritional supplementation will help build muscle. Cardio interval training will help burn fat. ...Read more

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Is running good for gaining weight and building up muscles or does it burn more calories (fat) than you gain in muscle mass?

Is running good for gaining weight and building up muscles or does it burn more calories (fat) than you gain in muscle mass?

No, to loose weight: Running is used primarily to loose or maintain weight, it can be a useful exercise to incorporate into a training program, but it does burn calories and is definitely not used to gain weight or muscle mass. ...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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How to gain weight an muscle mass?

How to gain weight an muscle mass?

Good diet, & a good-: Weightlifting program. A health club can hook U up with an AT-C, who can set up a challenging program of weightlifting as well as cardio 4Ur days in between. A protein supplement during & especially after Ur workouts. Have 2 be consistent. 1 on 1 sessions @ 1'st then on Ur own. The program will be set up 2 suit Ur needs & abilities. B careful & read labels on protein sups. Whey protein is a good 1 ...Read more

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How to gain weights and muscle mass?

How to gain weights and muscle mass?

Some options: Eat more especially protein or meat products.
Increase your calorie intake much more than what you burn in your daily activities.
Do some weight lifting that's comfortable for you to tone up your muscles.
Have your thyroid function tested.
Best of luck! ...Read more

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How to gain weight and build muscle mass?

Eat well & exercise: That's the best combination combined with perseverance. Adequate protein intake to maintain a positive nitrogen balance is also necessary. There are lots of programs to get you started working with a trainer at a local gym, getting info off the internet or even ask your family doctor. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight and add muscle mass?

How can I gain weight and add muscle mass?

Gain Muscle Mass: You are what you eat. Consume more protein and add exercise and you gain muscle. Overeat carbs and fat and don't exercise and you gain fat. You should eat 1 gram of protein for every pound of ideal body weight. For instance, if your ideal body weight should be 180 pounds, then you should eat 180 grams of protein a day...As long as you don't have any kidney disease. ...Read more

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Want to lose an weight and gain muscle mass?

Want to lose an weight and gain muscle mass?

Mass or strength?: Different! High reps-more mass. Fewer reps at higher intensity-more strength. Burn more calories and cut useless carbs and increase protein intake to 2 grams per KG of body weight. ...Read more

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How do I gain a lot of muscle mass n less fat?

Exercise and proper: The only way to build muscle mass is to exercise daily especailly resistence exercises such as weight lifting. Along with exercise eat generous amounts of proteins which can be found in fish, eggs, low fat dairy, soy products and nuts. Avoid animal fats and use only lean meat if any. ...Read more

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What's the quickest way to gain weight/muscle mass?

Do: It right. Eat meticulously and work on accordingly. ...Read more

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Wanna gain weight muscle mass how do I do is fast?

Wanna gain weight muscle mass how do I do is fast?

High Protein Diet: And resistance exercises such as weight lifting, machine exercise, and strength exercises like pushups, pullups, squats and lunges. Consider a weight vest during aerobic portion of your work outs (Walk don't run with the vest) Avoid the temptation to use any anabolic drugs or supplements. They can be harmful to your liver. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is it possible to add more muscle mass without fat?

Absolutely: Eating lean meats, exercising muscles to the point of fatigue and proper rest will create more muscle mass without fat. Include aerobic exercise (spinning) with your anerobic exercise (restance weights) to burn fat. ...Read more