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How do I lose fat without losing what little muscle i have? [duplicate]

I'm skinny fat. (Little muscle with alot of fat). I don't wanna lose what little muscle I have but want to lose fat. What do I do?
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Trying to calculate my macros as a trans man?

I'm a trans man, 20, who is currently transitioning. I am looking to calculate my macros, drop some weight, and tone myself up some, but I am unsure of which options to choose on the calculators. At ...
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Can I run a massive calorie deficit to lose weight while maintaining muscle as long as I get my protein?

Can I run a massive calorie deficit to lose weight while maintaining muscle as long as I get my protein? backstory: I'd been trying and failing to do keto over the years as the diet is too strict for ...
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Is this approach to weight loss fine?

I am trying to get lean, but I cannot track my macronutrients. So instead, to induce a caloric deficit, I'm simply just eating less and eating nutrient-dense healthy foods, prioritizing protein-rich ...
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Realistic progression on main lifts during cut

My progress on the main lifts have significantly reduced ever since I started doing a very slight cut, close to a point where it has been stagnant for over a month now. I am trying to figure out if I ...
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Brain fog on calorie restriction

I am trying to go on a cut and started reducing my calorie intake. Immediately my lifts started going down, and most of the day, I seem to have brain fog which makes it very difficult to get by the ...
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How can I maintain an active lifestyle and maintain a caloric deficit?

I am 48 and am working on losing some weight. All of the information I read tells me of the importance of maintaining a caloric deficit, which I understand. I am also doing a reasonable amount of ...
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Dry skin, Breathing problems, dry lips, dry sinuses when low carb diet

I have been diagnosed with diabetes type 2 and low carb works to get my levels back in order. However whenever I go low carb, I feel completely dried out... dry lips, dry skin, breathing problems, dry ...
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Should I change my eating schedule after a run?

I run 12km into work two or three times a week. I don't eat beforehand. I finish at 9am and shower and immediately eat about 30g of cheese and 80g of chicken breast (and two crackerbreads). I then ...
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Can cutting down on how much you eat really help with weight loss? [closed]

I have reduced my daily intake by 50%, It's been over a month, but my weight remains the same. Can anyone explain to me why?
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An interesting case regarding weight loss

I have an interesting background related to my fitness. In February 2021, I weighed 108kg( 19 year old male with height 183cm). I was always an ambitious, motivated and hard-working person but I had ...
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I have always wondered this, is it better to do cardio prior to lifting or after lifting? [duplicate]

I constantly see on social media (i.e. TikTok and Instagram) that people insist on doing cardio before heavy lifting and others saying the complete opposite that they would rather do it after for ...
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How to lose 40lbs

I've been obese since 2008. I am a 20-year-old male who weighs 208lbs. I'm 5'10 with no medical conditions. I would like to lose 40lbs within 6 months. Recently I started to go to the gym. I have time ...
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Where to start to understand nutrition [closed]

I want to lose weight and get to a health / stable position where regular exercise and a normal diet can maintain my weight loss. I'm wanting to lose between 20 - 40 lbs. I have a good grasp on ...
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How to best incorporate Workout, Yoga, Shower and Eating together into a routine?

I'm trying to fit workouts, yoga, showering, and eating into a daily routine, preferably together. There are lots of approaches to the order and time gap of doing these which is really confusing for ...
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Is it true that you do not lose ANY muscle mass if you're in a conservative deficit, eat high protein and do resistance training?

We are talking about people who are novices or early intermediates. There's no question that if you are advanced (i.e you are close to your genetic potential), you will lose muscle unless you take ...
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How does one calculate the increase calorific needs of weightlifters?

Calorie expenditure from weightlifting is hard to estimate, but additionally, weightlifting imposes additional metabolic demands on the body that burn more calories. For example: given a 300 rep per ...
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My workout routine and diet seem to be poorly matching my expectations - can anyone advice on how to improve it

I'm 19, male and I've started my routine more or less 2 years ago cuz I was ugly. I wanted to end up with a six pack and a nice waistline as well as get taller. I never did any sports before on ...
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Protein is 4 kilocalories per gram. Does this value account for the thermic effect of food? [closed]

I have read that protein is actually 5 kcal/gram, and with the thermic effect of food, it becomes 4 kcal/gram. But I have also read that protein is 4 kcal/gram, and with the thermic effect of food, it ...
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Saturated versus all other fats [closed]

You mention "fat" often and as a collective value; but isn't there a big difference between saturated and all the others (Unsat, Mono, Poly, Etc), in terms of metabolism and what is used ...
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How to reduce weight around my abdominal area when I have liver cirrhosis? [closed]

I have advanced liver disease and weight loss is suggested to me Need to reduce 20 kgs , most of my body fat is around abdominal region What diets I need to follow along with exercises . I am also ...
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How to increase protein synthesis [closed]

So I'm trying to bulk for the last 3 years, with very minimal success. I'm having trouble consuming food without sh^tting, I can't consume meal replacement drinks, and I have low T levels. Are the any ...
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Reducing calorie intake or doing more cardio exercise, which one is more effective for losing fat?

I am interested to know which approach is more effective if someone likes to hold his current muscle bulk but only lose fat? Is it better to keep the previous diet but add more cardio exercises? Or ...
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New to weightloss, how to improve my diet and exercise

Trying to lose weight while building muscle, doing an aggressive lose 1kg per week target. Diet is zero carb (not keto, because I do not actively consume a lot of fats) and 2 meals of veg and meat per ...
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Eating back burned calories?

As a skinny fat, I set my daily calories intake to 2000 calories to lose some fat which is minus 200 compared to my normal intake. If I go to the gym, should I eat back the burned calories ? In other ...
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Would the caloric deficit work? [duplicate]

I've been wondering if someone stores fat more in his legs, and has a skinny upper body, what should he do to lose this fat? should he try a caloric deficit? but since I heard that when you lose fat ...
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Does the often you exercise, the higher calorie intake need to gain weight and muscles? [duplicate]

I'm a hardgainer and my genetics makes me skinny. I want to get bulk and have muscle but the being a poor young asian guy hinders me to eat good foods. I cant afford mass gainers nor whey protein, I ...
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25/M/5'11" Lack of energy at gym, lack of appetite at home... what do I do?

Two years ago I used to be 66-68 kg. I could lift quite well and I used to eat a lot for my size, at every meal. I didn't continue going to the gym. Mostly due to covid and laziness. Now I am 74-76 kg,...
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Would it be conducive to do calisthenics on top of working in the construction field?

I recently began to start working with my father doing construction work (he is a welder and mainly deals with steel). Naturally, he uses heavy equipment (propane tanks, welding generators, heavy ...
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Are "Simple Carbohydrates" EVER necessary in supporting a moderate to vigerous exercise routine?

The general advice I've read, including from Dietary Guidelines for Americans essentially states "prefer complex carbohydrates to simple carbohydrates." This is generally due to the fact ...
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Opinions on my Workout/Diet plan

I started "Operation Christmas" last week. After losing 10-15 kg (down to 80kg) over the last few months with running 3 times a week, I now want to build some muscle, obviously without ...
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What happens to water retention in caloric deficit

I found two contradicting views on what happens with water retention in a caloric deficit: Water goes down because in the caloric deficit we use up the glycogen which binds water Water goes up ...
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Question about the time needed for carb loading in bodybuilding

I am preparing for a photoshoot on Sunday, and have been depleting my carbohydrates and drinking a lot of water while doing glycogen depleting workouts this past week, as I see is often suggested ...
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On Caloric Surplus [closed]

I am a 6’1” 19 year old male weighing about 81kg on average, I regularly exercise (4-5 days a week weightlifting) and have a fairly physical job. I am on my feet lifting things around nearly every day....
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Good diet plan for 16 yr old active boy (carbs and protein) [closed]

Recently I have been wanting to get more in shape, and I was always pretty fit. However doing a lot of research, I noticed I only do exercises, but in terms of food and dieting I have never even ...
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How can I adapt a weight loss diet to take into account intense mental work?

I'm a software engineer, and when I get home from work, my hobbies are generally intellectual. So you could say that in a typical day, I do a full work day of intense intellectual effort, and then go ...
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What are some studies about the optimal diet plan for muscle building? [duplicate]

Most fitness magazines and sites advise to eat 6 times per day and consume huge amounts of protein, usually 1 gram per pound, but I have seen suggestions like 2-3 grams per pound which is way too much....
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How to maximize benefits when doing regular fasting?

Because of religious stuff I'll be fasting from around 5 AM to 8 PM meaning 15 hour a day for a whole month, I was thinking I should use this to lose some weight (85 kg, 177 cm) and specially belly ...
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Why does the FDA recommend only 50g of protein for an adult male?

I have seen in a number of places that in order to maintain muscle mass you should eat something like 0.8-1g of protein per pound per day. Like the person in this question, I'm finding that I really ...
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Re-gaining strength at calorie maintenance

So from 2013-2017 or so I ate a lot of food and did strength training. I got a lot stronger and bigger. I did not count my calories. I'll call this point A. Then I got a DEXA scan, saw that I was 19% ...
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Bulking up in maintainance calories

As an intermediate individual in fitness with decent bit of muscle definition and body fat, I was hoping to bulk up. However, I fear that with with a surplus I might end up gaining unnecessary fat ...
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How can I achieve a body that is skinny but ripped? (Model body, Swimmer body)

I have recently been working out lately to begin a career in modeling, and I was curious as to how I can achieve a bigger body than what I am currently at right now which is around 135 lbs and a low ...
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Diet to increase muscle mass [duplicate]

I am a person who weighs 77 kilos, my height is 1.75 and I go to the gym 5 times a week and my goal is to weigh 80 kilograms, could you recommend a diet in which I can increase my muscle mass ...
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Can 3000+ callories cause diarrhea?

I'm eating over 3000+(eat mostly buckwheat, rice, pilaf, pork, pork chops and boiled eggs). And I'm taking a few supplements(nitrobolon and hmb by Trec). Can something in my diet cause diarrhea or ...
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Does steaming a vegetable change its amount of macronutrient absorption? [closed]

Anecdotally, over the years I've noticed that eating nuts vs eating peanut-butter has different effects on my weight-loss progress. While whole nuts seem to be minimally processed by my digestion and ...
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How can I out-train this bad diet? If I can't, what modifications can I make to my diet to push more weight?

Not sure if this is on-topic: a request for diet modification to help improve strength. If not, please advise on what to edit. Is there something I can change or add to my current diet (without it ...
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Do the rules of thumb “keep it simple” and “eat a lot” and such necessarily hold true for older lifters?

tl;dr: I’m 36; working out (weightlifting) is “something I also do with my life”; I’m not keen on dramatic lifestyle changes due to feeling chronically overwhelmed finding time for work+chores+gym+...
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Why do I feel extremely hungry on some days as opposed to others? [closed]

I'm currently trying to keep my calorie limit around 1500 calories a day in order to lose some weight. I've noticed that on some days I can easily maintain this, even after a tough workout, while on ...
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What was the macronutrient ratio of early humans and primitive tribes? [closed]

I have lately been trying to get into a diet and there are so many confusing and contradicting information everywhere. From Keto (90% fat) to Mediterranean (25% fat) to Low fat (< 10%) diet, all ...
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How to gain muscles and be fit with low testosterone?

I am male,35 years old, 75 kg (with a lot of fat around the chest and belly), and 180 cm. I have been doing Karate for 20 years since I was 7 years old. I was very fit but after my back injury (I have ...
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