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2009/07/28 21:25:20 (permalink)
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Hypothetically speaking ...

Let's say one wanted to lose bodyfat whilst retaining muscle mass (a typical cutter's primary objective, I'd imagine)
 
Let's further say that someone works out their maintainance calories and creates a deficit of 500 by way of either reducing calories, increasing activity levels or both - thereby theoretically achieving a weight loss of 1lb per week, regardless of he macro nutrient breakdowns within the diet, yes?
 
Let's then say that such an individual eats around 1g of protein per lb of bodyweight and works out hard at the gym with a good split routine. So far so good ...
 
However - what if the rest of the diet was rather lax? I.e. he eats the odd mars bar here and there, perhaps eats white bread rather than wholewheat products every now and again etc - but he still ensure that he trains hard, gets enough protein and is in a calorie deficit of 500 calories per day. Would this person still retain muscle whilst losing fat?
 
Just curious, really.
 
 

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    kitty
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    Re:Hypothetically speaking ... 2009/07/29 07:48:46 (permalink)
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    I would suggest that it will vary for most.
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    Re:Hypothetically speaking ... 2009/07/29 08:05:41 (permalink)
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    I'd say such a person would still get good results, especially if the protein intake was good.  

    White bread vs whole bread wouldn't make that big of a difference.  Glycemic index isn't that important when carbs are eaten with fats/proteins--the other food types would slow the conversion of carbs to glucose. 

    You also have to figure in the psychological factors--flexible dieters tend to do much better than neurotic, "all or nothing" type of thinkers.
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    Re:Hypothetically speaking ... 2009/07/29 09:43:43 (permalink)
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    My thinking is just that everyone (admittedly myself included) seems to be really anal about diet - and I'm just not sure i that going to such extremes are that critical for acheiving an acceptible bodyfat level i.e. 10% or so.

    Obviously going under this will require one to be much more strict with diet, but the basic calories in vs. calories out idea with regards to losing fat must apply regardless of macronutrient breakdowns - again, as long as one trains hard and eats plenty of protein etc...

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    Re:Hypothetically speaking ... 2009/07/29 13:50:09 (permalink)
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    i agree pal, when i cut i just ensure i lower my calories, increase cardio and keep portien high. ive had good results in the past and thats what im sticking to.

    if however i was training for a particular reason (not just to look good) e.g. a sport, then i would be very strick with my diet so i could be in the best condition possible.
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