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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-08-2008, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
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calorie question

since i'm trying to lose my belly i've been cutting my calories, but for muscle growth i need some. is there a way i can keep gaining muscles while burning the fat?
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I have never been able to. generally, you need less calories to lose fat, but you need more calories to gain muscle.

for me in order to lose weight has always meant I was going to lose muscle as well.



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What's your diet look like? How much do you weigh? What's your routine look like?




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I'd be more concious about the foods you are actually eating then thier caloric content.

Cut back on empty, shitty carbs and fried and processed food.

Get a lot or protein in your diet. A common misconception is that protein is going to make you "bulk" up, but the truth is protein taken daily with every meal helps boost metabolism and repair damaged muscle tissue after exercise.

Also the more muscle you have, the more efficiently you burn fat.

Keep away from excessive fats, especially saturated.

Try to keep calories around 2500-3000 per day with lots of protein and vegetables.
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Increase your protein intake significantly and cycle your carbs. It might be tough, but try keeping track of what you eat. Start a journal that you can keep track of, it will help you make adjustments to your diet if you're not making the progress you want. Here is a good journal that I use regularly, it's about the best one out there.

http://www.amazon.com/DietMinder-Per...8789848&sr=8-1
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What's your diet look like? How much do you weigh? What's your routine look like?
like 5'6-5'8 and i weigh 170, and i'm 16, i try to cut back on certain empty carbs, but occaissionally i get a little snack attack :P

but i lift 3 times a week, and i go to a martial arts school where i wrestle around and spar and whatnot. i get a good workout but it's up to my diet to drop my bmi

how many calories would i need for muscle?
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Increase your protein intake significantly and cycle your carbs. It might be tough, but try keeping track of what you eat. Start a journal that you can keep track of, it will help you make adjustments to your diet if you're not making the progress you want. Here is a good journal that I use regularly, it's about the best one out there.

http://www.amazon.com/DietMinder-Per...8789848&sr=8-1
oh thx i'll try to get this
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I've always found that particular exercises that build muscle have helped in burning fat. Like sprinting up hills builds your abs and legs and SHEDS calories... that's the only one coming to mind, but hard-core cardio definitely helps kill the belly. combined with good nutrition, that is.
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I've always found that particular exercises that build muscle have helped in burning fat. Like sprinting up hills builds your abs and legs and SHEDS calories... that's the only one coming to mind, but hard-core cardio definitely helps kill the belly. combined with good nutrition, that is.
Cardio definitely helps to burn calories, but it's not necessarily a fat burner in itself. The idea is to burn out all energy in your muscles and to workout/eat in ways that promote a high metabolism and muscle growth.
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Cardio definitely helps to burn calories, but it's not necessarily a fat burner in itself. The idea is to burn out all energy in your muscles and to workout/eat in ways that promote a high metabolism and muscle growth.
like i'm already working out enough, so if i eat better and help increase my metabolism would that help.

and i checked and i'm supposed to eat a little less than 3000 calories, should i do this on workout days or nonworkout days also?
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