Theory has it that for every 3lbs of fat we lose when dieting, we stand to lose approx 1lb of muscle!
Why does this have to be the case!!??
Muscle is metabolically active, so consider this theory instead…
For every 1lb of muscle you gain, your body burns an extra 50kcal a day...sounds good right!?
Make sure you burn fat and not muscle by doing 3 things, 1.) Consume ample protein and carbs over the course of the day to ensure your glycogen stores are drip fed meaning you won’t revert to burning muscle for energy, and if you're limiting carbs be sure to definitely do the following 2.) Ingest BCAA’s approx 30-40mins prior to a training session to stave off catabolism (muscle breakdown), and 3.) Consume a rapidly absorbing whey protein during the anabolic window i.e. within 30-60mins after training.
Happy training people!