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Is it possible to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: That's often a goal

The human body adapts to the challenges it meets, so a person's muscles get stronger if they are exercised, especially against resistance or with weights.
This strengthening occurs regardless of whether the person is gaining weight, losing weight, or staying the same. With walking, running, biking, etc., he moves his body weight. In weight training, he challenges his muscles with heavier weights.

In brief: That's often a goal

The human body adapts to the challenges it meets, so a person's muscles get stronger if they are exercised, especially against resistance or with weights.
This strengthening occurs regardless of whether the person is gaining weight, losing weight, or staying the same. With walking, running, biking, etc., he moves his body weight. In weight training, he challenges his muscles with heavier weights.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

that's the benefit of healthy diet and exercise

In brief: Yes

that's the benefit of healthy diet and exercise
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Dr. Frank Kuitems
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes with exercise

A combination of cardio and strength training.

In brief: Yes with exercise

A combination of cardio and strength training.
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Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

This would entail both a proper weight reducing diet and an adequate exercise program.
A registered dietician and skilled physical trainer can collaborate in guiding you to your goal.

In brief: Yes

This would entail both a proper weight reducing diet and an adequate exercise program.
A registered dietician and skilled physical trainer can collaborate in guiding you to your goal.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Dr. Donald Colantino
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