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May 5, 2012 3:27 PM
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So, I am trying to eat a lot of calories (or more than a lot of people seem to around here) so I don't lose muscle mass. I have no muscle mass to begin with, so I really can't afford to lose any, and I don't want to lose weight too quickly in an unhealthy manner. I do not currently work out, because I'm not really on a short time table to lose weight. I want to lose twenty pounds in 16 weeks. My protein goal is set at 83g, and I eat over that everyday. Does this sound insane?


If you don't want to lose muscle mass you'll need at least 1g protein/lb of body weight and you'll have to lift weights. If you lose weight just by restricting calories you might be thinner but your body quite likely will look like a saggy bag of crap.

Also 20lbs in 16 weeks isn't slow, especially if you're not severely overweight.
May 5, 2012 3:33 PM
you need to pick things up and put them down!
May 5, 2012 3:35 PM
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you need to pick things up and put them down!


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May 5, 2012 3:35 PM
weight lifting really doesn't take much time. It takes me 30 minutes & 4 days a week. It really isn't too much time.
May 5, 2012 3:36 PM
There is also a period of time (different amount for everyone) for first time lifters where you gain muscle very quickly. If you find a good lifting program and hit it hard right from the beginning you can maximize this one time opportunity. I wish I could go back and do things differently than I did.

Other than this I agree with most of the others.

Eat enough protein.
Start lifting heavy (find a proven program dont make one up on your own) 5x5 will work great but its not the only one out there.
Keep cardio on off days and keep it moderate in length but intense.
Keep Cardio and Weightlifting sessions around an hour.
Edited by mustgetmuscles1 On May 5, 2012 3:41 PM
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May 5, 2012 5:10 PM
QUOTE:

There is also a period of time (different amount for everyone) for first time lifters where you gain muscle very quickly. If you find a good lifting program and hit it hard right from the beginning you can maximize this one time opportunity. I wish I could go back and do things differently than I did.

Other than this I agree with most of the others.

Eat enough protein.
Start lifting heavy (find a proven program dont make one up on your own) 5x5 will work great but its not the only one out there.
Keep cardio on off days and keep it moderate in length but intense.
Keep Cardio and Weightlifting sessions around an hour.


Pretty much sums it up.

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