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Losing muscle despite doing exercise

Resistance training is the primary preserver of muscle mass while in a caloric deficit. Eating protein alone isn't enough, you need resistance training plus protein. The pushups will be effective at ...
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Strict keto diet - still not losing weight

First of all eating under BMR may slow down your metabolism - that is the case we do not want. Some researches have shown that keto diet can cause some problems. If you push your body in a bad way, ...
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Strict keto diet - still not losing weight

The most successful (pardon the pun) recipe I've seen for weight loss has the same basic ingredients: Control your diet. I think you definitely have the discipline but 500-800 calories is generally ...
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Ketogenic diet , side effects and precautions

I've done the ketogenic diet for some months last year. Some of this is thus anecdotal and highly personal, your mileage may vary. First I'll go with some actual objective stuff. The ketogenic diet, ...
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Can Starting Strength be done by women realistically?

Any fitness regimen can be done by women. As far as the gains, that is going to be highly personally dependent. Another woman (or even man) might increase every few days, someone else might only go ...
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Losing muscle despite doing exercise

If you're losing weight too fast, more than a couple lb's (1 KG) a week, you'll definitely burn more muscle. Having macros cutting out a lot of carbs will also reduce muscle, because low carb is ok ...
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Losing muscle despite doing exercise

Your scales cannot accurately measure muscles mass. It might be getting an estimate of lean mass, but you can expect lean mass to decrease on a diet. Its not a loss of muscles fibres but rather a loss ...
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Progressing while losing weight on a low carb diet?

There is no reason why you shouldn't be able to progress on low carb and a caloric deficit if done right. We can't say that you are eating not enough if we don't know how much you are eating. Try not ...
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What was the macronutrient ratio of early humans and primitive tribes?

Your question is misguided in two ways. One, you assume that premodern diets are by definition optimal. If we can know the macronutrient ratio of Fat:Protien:Carb of early humans and primitive tribes ...
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Fat burning in ketogenic mode?

The substrate of energy that your body utilizes during exercise essentially has zero impact on your body’s overall fat stores. This is because any fat that is utilized for the purpose of providing ...
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Can Starting Strength be done by women realistically?

Absolutely. Muscle and strength gains will vary from trainee to trainee, but there is no reason not to begin a program like this. Being on an Atkins diet will likely make it a bit more challenging to ...
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How delicate is a state of ketogenesis?

It is going to depend on a number of factors. By how big the excess of carbohydrates was, exercise, how long prior to that you were actually in ketosis and protein consumption. Upon depletion of ...
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Weakness in weightlifting with Keto Diet

The immediate energy source for your muscles is adenosine triphosphate (ATP). When exerting force with a muscle it gets depleted (quickly) and when exhausted you fail to exert the same force. After 5 ...
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How much keto (low carb) diet when combined with protein intake is likely to hamper muscle growth?

Can you build muscle doing what you’ve outlined? Sure, but there are a few issues to keep in mind. To what degree? Is it possible to give an accurate percentage example? No. You might be able to find ...
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Losing muscle despite doing exercise

Exercise does not build muscle. At all. At most, exercise can create the conditions to build muscle. But exercise, itself, is catabolic: it only breaks down muscle. Building muscle requires anabolic ...
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Is LCHF diet the best and easy way to loose fat?

Note: this got a bit long, so the TL:DR is, the best diet is one that fits into your lifestyle and helps you maintain a caloric deficit. In simple terms, your body weight is a balancing act between ...
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Is LCHF diet the best and easy way to loose fat?

A lot of people find it easy to lose weight with a keto (lchf) diet, but it doesn't work for everyone, you'll have to find what works best for you. The type of people that seems to have most luck ...
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Do protein shakes push you out of ketosis?

Yes, whey protein can knock you out of ketosis. It has had that effect on me several times. To those who say, no carbs, thus no effect, you're only looking at half the story. Carbs effect ketosis ...
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Do protein shakes push you out of ketosis?

If you consume excess protein on a ketogenic diet, several of the amino acids will be converted to glucose via the gluconeogenic pathway thus knocking you out of ketosis.
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To lose fat in ketosis should I avoid fatty foods?

I'm in favor of low carbohydrates for two primary reasons: Ketosis is legimate, effective, and safe way to cut down on body fat. There are examples of native people who historically ate very little ...
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Can Starting Strength be done by women realistically?

Of course it can be done by women. The only thing that is a bit more difficult is progression on OHP and bench; for those lifts I would recommend microplates (you can find more info on them here). ...
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6 Grams of Essential Amino Acids Post Workout on Keto Diet

First, the "immediate" in "immediately after the work out", is always greatly exaggerated. Waiting 75 minutes instead of exactly 60 is not going to have an effect, there's tens of studies showing this,...
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Lose weight-> Gain weight-> Lose weight

In order to stay on track - you must set proper measurable goals. Define your goal as specifically as possible and write them down - weight, body fat, circumstances of different parts. Calculate your ...
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How much carbohydrate intake can exercise offset on a ketogenic diet?

Would you consider an experimental approach to answering your own question? Get some ketone test strips, and confirm you're in ketosis at your target carb intake. With that baseline established, ...
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Strict keto diet - still not losing weight

Let me share some things I've learned about good health and effective weight loss/control. It's a long-term journey: Good health (which includes a healthy body fat composition) is a lifelong ...
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Keto diet or protein diet for building muscle?

Not sure where you got the idea that a keto diet "produces energy more efficiently" but thats not really true. in fact, I would argue that doing a keto diet would negatively impact your energy because ...
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Strict keto diet - still not losing weight

It does not look like what you are doing is wrong. General approach to problem solving: if what you are doing is not working, do something different. 1: I am curious whether you maintained your ...
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burpees for weight loss

I would advise increasing your reps per set (not total reps) You likely aren't pushing yourself enough and your body has adapted to this particular workout to the point that it has become too easy to ...
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burpees for weight loss

More than likely, you're not doing them incorrectly. Weight loss plateaus are as common as training plateaus. The body tends to adapt to weight loss and training stresses. That means you'll need to ...
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