RE: Caloric restriction AND muscles ?!?

From: Smigrodzki, Rafal (
Date: Tue Feb 05 2002 - 08:56:09 MST

 estropico > [] wrote:

At some point, however, the above-mentioned better efficiency should
kick-in, right? Doesn't that improved efficiency mean that I could then be
able to maintain a pre-CR bodyweight (or similar) while staying on 1,800

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

### I'm afraid it might be quite difficcult if not impossible to maintain
large muscle mass on CR. One of the endocrine changes that occur is a
reduction in the production of testosterone, which normally has a potent
anabolic effect and allows men to maintain more muscle than women do. I'd be
wary of supplementing testosterone while on CR, although I don't have any
information on it.


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