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A Diet and Exercise Plan to Lose Weight and Gain Muscle

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You really do need to eat craptons of protein and do HARD strength training if you want to lose weight while gaining muscle.

Shedding fat while augmenting muscle is a holy grail that requires a lot of protein and boot-camp-like training.

It was so unpleasant that no one who participated in this study wanted to continue it.

Unfortunately, if you lose muscle while losing fat, that's not good either:

The problem with losing muscle is that, unlike fat tissue, muscle burns calories. Having less muscle means a lower resting metabolic rate, so you burn fewer calories throughout the day. Losing muscle may also discourage physical activity, which is important for maintaining weight loss.

So researchers have long been looking for weight loss programs that produce hefty amounts of fat loss but diminish any decline in muscle.

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