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On a low calorie diet, will your body burn muscle before using fat stores for energy eg. Love handles and belly fat?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine

In brief: Yes

Muscle is used first for energy to bypass this use acetyl carnitine this will help body burn fat instead.

In brief: Yes

Muscle is used first for energy to bypass this use acetyl carnitine this will help body burn fat instead.
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Dr. M. Jan
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Low calories diets help in loosing excess fat.

In brief: No

Low calories diets help in loosing excess fat.
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