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Weight loss but not in ketosis; burning muscle?

Kate

CDC/PT/PITA
#2
You will still be burning fat. However, the proportion of lean mass lost while not in ketosis may be higher than that lost while in ketosis (dependent on other factors as well e.g. exercise etc.)

Even when you're in ketosis, about 25% of your losses are lean mass.
 
S: 17st4lb C: 16st11lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 43 Loss: 0st7lb(2.89%)
#3
Good question.
I don't think so ... (at least I HOPE not! lol). I'm hoping that the protein content of the packs protects muscle - as far as it can - and that my body burns whatever small amount of dietary energy is present in my body and burns excess fat reserves to make up the difference. I hope! ;)
 

Kate

CDC/PT/PITA
#4
Yes, protein does protect muscle but you will still lose some, even in ketosis.

If you do resistance exercise (weights etc.) you can drastically reduce the rate of muscle loss.
 
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Kate

CDC/PT/PITA
#6
Yes, but specifically resistance exercise. While cardio is great for many reasons, it won't slow down your rate of muscle loss. The best thing you can do is a bit of both.
 


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