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Weight Loss From Exercise Preserves Muscle

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Weight loss from cutting calories works, but you lose muscle, which makes weight loss harder to sustain. Try exercise instead…

A new study from the Journal of Applied Physiology shows that exercise is preferable to caloric restriction for weight loss.

The study measured 2 groups over 12 months. One group followed a weight loss regimen of caloric restriction and the other a weight loss regimen of exercise. Both groups lost roughly the same amount of fat, but the caloric restriction group showed a loss of muscle mass. The exercise group showed no corresponding loss of muscle.