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Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by iceman0625, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. iceman0625

    iceman0625 New Member

    I was reading abotu the diets. Aside from someone thats trying to bulk up and from cardio days, what type of diet do you recommend for one thats trying to maintain as much muscle as they can, while dropping in body fat?

    PS. I see that I put FAT and not FAQ
  2. kyleman1

    kyleman1 New Member

    That is a TALL order. Gaining as much muscle mass as possible and loosing body fat @ the same time. There are so many arguments that it can't be done. Others say its a trade off meaning more muscle comes with more fat and when you lose fat youll loose some muscle too. Alot of people even turn to pharmaceuticals to get the job done.

    I'm assuming your asking this because you store more body fat now. There are people who are naturally skinny and they can gain mass without getting fat. Is that your situation? What is your situation (metabolic wise)?

    To my knowledge, if you want to keep body fat stores under control while gaining mass, you have to have an eye on carbohydrates.

    Lyle McDonald pioneered the targeted ketogenic diet which will help you. It is a low carb diet, but it is interrupted with carbohydrate feedings before and after training. In other words, carbohydrates are used in context.

    You should read up on this. But ill say it again, its a tall order to do both.
  3. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    If you are trying to lose fat but maintain your muscle mass, I would recommend eating at maintenance but increase your workout frequency and/or add cardio. The fat loss will be slow, but you should spare lean mass quite well compared to creating a significant calorie deficit via diet.
  4. Old and Grey

    Old and Grey Super Moderator Staff Member

    Low carbs, high protein and good fats.
  5. Heavy Duty dude

    Heavy Duty dude New Member

    A good fat burner may also affect positively the muscle:fat ratio lost.

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