Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Diet Secret #4: The weak go hungry.. part 2

Conversely to the previous post, if you replace muscle with fat, you'll probably gain weight, because you'll be using fewer calories than before. This is why high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets may ultimately make you heavier.

When you drastically cut carbs, your body turns to muscle for fuel, which means you lose muscle mass (as well as calcium from your bones). It's better to shoot for a balanced diet of roughly 15-20 percent protein, 55-60 percent carbohydrates, and 20-30 percent fat.

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