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How can I get weight loss without losing muscle?
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Dr. Philip Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Eat well, exercise
You need adequate protein (about 70 g/day) of good quality.
Plus you need some carbs. Also adequate vitamins, minerals, fluid, fiber. And of course you need to exercise, especially some weight lifting exercise. All this will minimize loss of lean mass, however with significant weight loss, you will lose some lean body mass. It is inevitable because the excess fat makes you "overmuscled".

In brief: Eat well, exercise
You need adequate protein (about 70 g/day) of good quality.
Plus you need some carbs. Also adequate vitamins, minerals, fluid, fiber. And of course you need to exercise, especially some weight lifting exercise. All this will minimize loss of lean mass, however with significant weight loss, you will lose some lean body mass. It is inevitable because the excess fat makes you "overmuscled".
Dr. Philip Kern
Dr. Philip Kern
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Dr. Kathleen Hands
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: More protein no carb
You need to eat extra protein and lose the carbs.

In brief: More protein no carb
You need to eat extra protein and lose the carbs.
Dr. Kathleen Hands
Dr. Kathleen Hands
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