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22 Jul 2010 03:20 #4819 by Apple
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I recently completed a 20 day water fast. I have now began under eating (500 calories a day) & I have increased my cardio workouts. I was told by a trainer I am losing muscle & not fat. I was wondering is what the trainer said a theory or fact? I have been somewhat paranoid since being informed I was losing muscle :-/

Thank you in advance. I truly appreciate that you take your time to answer all these questions.

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22 Jul 2010 05:06 #4821 by TheFastDoctor
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Please ask your trainer, dear Apple, how this was measured.

It is rather irresponsible to make pronouncements like this without figures to back you up.

I did somatometric evaluations on hundreds of patients during a fast and often found an increase in muscle mass.. not necessarily volume, as some voluminous muscles actually contain a lot of fat between the fibers.

André

All my posts are "generic", based on my opinions and experiences only and are not intended to replace the advice of your own licensed medical practitioner.

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