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Old 09-09-2010, 06:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
rpmcduff
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Protein is essential when dieting. Fat and carbohydrates do not have the chemical building blocks to build and repair muscle. Only Protein can build and repair muscle. When you maintain a caloric deficit your body converts fat stores for its energy needs. But it also catabolizes muscle for energy. This is because your body is trying to minimize using those fat stores so it has them in the future.

Exercising with adequate protein intake minimizes muscle loss during dieting. Since muscle is the furnace of your metabolism the more you have the more calories you burn even at rest.

I don't see any problem with your protein intake. I roughly calculate your protein between 1.0 and 1.4g per pound of lean body weight. Others on the boards have a higher ratio. (Look for the post 'How much Protein do you eat a day'. or something similar).
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Male, Age 53 Height 5'-11"
Start, Spring 2009....,.. 270.0 lbs
January 21, 2010. ....,...255.0 lbs (Joined Fitday)
September 10, 2010..,..223.8 lbs. (-46.2lbs)
Mini-Goal......................225 Achieved 9/21/2012
Mini-Goal......................220 Achieved 10/26/2012
Current.........................216.2 lbs. (-53.8 lbs)
Mini-Goal.......................215
Goal..............................200



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