Re: Caloric restriction AND muscles?

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Tue Feb 05 2002 - 08:21:22 MST

>From: "estropico >" <>

>Is it at all possible? Do people on CR necessarily have to get
>SOOO skinny?

>With CR, I understand, the body becomes more efficient in the way
>it uses the calories it receives. If this is correct, then the
>following might make sense to you.

>If I was to lower my present daily caloric intake (estimated at
>2,200-2,400) to CR-level (i.e.~1,800) I would, of course, lose
>weight. Given that my body-fat levels are low, that would also
>mean losing muscle mass (not quite a plus, as far as Im

>At some point, however, the above-mentioned better efficiency
>should kick-in, right? Doesnt that improved efficiency mean that
>I could then be able to maintain a pre-CR bodyweight (or similar)
>while staying on 1,800 calories/day?

>or am I just trying to have it both ways?

You're trying to have it both ways.

For a given caloric intake you can achieve a specific mass, no

By the way muscle is the first thing to go when you adopt CR, (or
diet) which is why I never have.


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