Thread: lose fat not muscle
02-27-2003, 02:03 PM #1Junior Member
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lose fat not muscle
i am trying to lose some mid-body fat i am 37 6'2 215
i lose weight pretty easy but gain mustle slowly i want to lose 4 inches
but want to lose as little muscle as possible, i am doing it by just diet and cardio and no supplements
my break even is 3050 cals a day right now i am getting 2100
roughly 210grams of protein 180 carbs and 35 fat
is 2100 too high or to low or about right keeping the muscle i have now is the most important issue
02-27-2003, 02:35 PM #2Member
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i think its too little. for your size thats pretty low. i would bump up the calories to 3000 and don't run. only a brisk walk on an empty stomach or post workout for 20-30 minutes. if you want to keep your muscle take your time losing the gut. easy does it.
02-27-2003, 03:38 PM #3
Just go 500 cals below your daily calorice matanence level. For cardio just do something moderate intensity, walking at an incline, try to stay in the 60-70% MHR.
02-27-2003, 04:01 PM #4
Im with steele it is a little too low but it really looks like you need to get more protein in escpecially when dieting to prevent muscle loss.
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