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Can a very low calorie diet allow you to maintain lean mass?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: If moderate exercise

If one does some mild or moderate exercise, for 30-40 minutes, 3-4 times a week, she will likely stimulate his muscles enough to maintain them. On a "very low" calorie diet, she can get into trouble if the calories are too few (his body may break down muscle for fuel).
Thus, "very low" calorie diets should be adjusted into "moderately low" calorie diets, which also have better long-term success.

In brief: If moderate exercise

If one does some mild or moderate exercise, for 30-40 minutes, 3-4 times a week, she will likely stimulate his muscles enough to maintain them. On a "very low" calorie diet, she can get into trouble if the calories are too few (his body may break down muscle for fuel).
Thus, "very low" calorie diets should be adjusted into "moderately low" calorie diets, which also have better long-term success.
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Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: Protein

Adequate and exercise will allow you to keep lean body mass while doing a very low calorie diet.

In brief: Protein

Adequate and exercise will allow you to keep lean body mass while doing a very low calorie diet.
Dr. Emil Shakov
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