Can I not lose muscle if I eat 1200 calories a day?

I am fat, but I have been working out for 3 months and I have made some limited gains. If I eat 1200 for say 6 months to lose weight, will I also lose muscle alongside fat? The food that I will be eating will be high in protein anyway.

I am 177cm/5'10" tall and I weigh 115kg/253lbs.

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    look up PSMF

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You'll lose some muscle in addition to fat, but you probably don't have much muscle to begin with so it won't really be noticable.

    When you first start working out, you get "newbie gains". This is when your body is adapting to having to use it's muscles to their full potential for the first time in your life. During this period is where you can make a lot of gains in a shorter period of time and will plateau after a year or two of lifting.

    Since you're so fat, your muscle will probably continue to get stronger for now. Your body will burn a lot of excess fat at only 1200 calories a day.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, I can always rebuild muscle in a few weeks or a few months anyway. Even when I am on a 1200 calories diet, I will still do curls, bench presses, OHP, rows, and use my treadmill and if I don't have enough energy, I guess I will just use pre-workout or caffeine prior.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    eating low calories is worse than eating no calories. ur just telling ur body to rapidly slow down the metabolism instead of burning through the fat that's stored in u.
    eating lots of protein is good tho. do that on ur maintenance calories while also doing resistance training to build muscle. that will help u lose fat faster.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I understand that I may plateau, and if I do, I will just gradually reduce my calorie intake by 50 in each increment so I can finally drop the fat. Even if I am eating 1000 calories a day and still not losing weight, I will just go for a 10km walk or something.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      how is he going to lose fat if he's eating maintenance? retard

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        if he's eating maintenance AND doing resistance training, he will build muscle. when he builds muscle, his metabolism will become faster, and the faster metabolism will burn through his fat if he doesn't increase the clorie intake(because gradually his maintenance will change). a few months(maybe weeks) later, he should gradually increase his calorie intake by 250-300 cals to reach new maintenance but not change anything else. it's funny u called me a retard when u don't know how the body works. lose fat in a healthy way is all about the metabolism. go ahead, eat low calorie diet, u will not see the fat loss results a guy going on maintenance calorie diet who does resistance training will. at this point, not eating anything is better than eating low calories. one will force ur body to burn fat to gain energy, the other will keep ur body fed just enough to not burn the fat. it's the wrong signal to send.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      What is Cytomel

  4. 4 months ago
    Reddit Randy

    >fat
    >political bait image
    >manlet
    >cant find information and wants to be spoonfed
    Yep, OP is a gay.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      If IST had memeflags flairs, this is the kind of comments that they would make.

      • 4 months ago
        Reddit Randy

        Neets are only based if they're shredded.
        You should have a nice day.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I work full time and I collect rent from 2 properties. The only time I was a NEET was between the ages of 0-17.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you eat sufficient protein, you probably wont loose much if any.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is it possible to get at least 100g of protein into a 1200-calorie diet? Taste be dammed.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        one gram of protein is 4 calories so you do the math

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Seems pretty reasonable. As long as I eat lots of lean meats, nuts, and fish from a can, getting 100g of protein on 1200 calorie is certainly doable.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        36 egg whites is 130g of protein for 600 calories

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous
  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sure if your diet is just 20 eggs plus salt and vitamins or all organ meat or some similar high fat and protein but low calorie diet.

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    So ex super fat here (457lbs) 6'3 couple things I've learned man

    Figure out what ur healthy weight for your height and then figure out the daily maintenance for that weight

    Eat at those calories and workout until you hit your desired weight

    If you try and do severe cuts you'll develop eating disorders and fuck up your hormones rebound and never make any solid progress

    Then you'll get stuck in a vicious cycle

    Once you figured out your calories find a simple strength training routine and follow it for 3months and then switch to a body building routine with dumbells

    Switch between those 2 training cycles for your first year or 2 after that is on you boss

    You got me for another 2hrs and I'll pop on throughout the day but AmA

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