How can I lose weight without sacrificing muscle mass or strength?

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Im 5ft and 8 in and weight around 145. I want to lose atleast 5-8 lbs of pure body fat. But I’ve heard that when you lose weight you also lose muscle mass and strength? Is this true? So how can I prevent myself from losing the mass of my muscle and strength while losing the fat.

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How to lose 8 pounds of just fat is easy with these 5 or 6 simple steps. Some steps might actually make you stronger;

1.Eat when you are hungry: because if you eat when you are full you are just stretching your stomach tissue and if you starve yourself that’s when you lose muscle and your body will expect you to keep starving yourself which slows down your metabolism.

2.Take your time: when you eat fast you want to eat more because you cant tell when you are full. If you eat slow you will realize you are full when you are full.

3.Take walks and drink water: walks are a pretty easy exercise but it is still exercise and drinking water cleanses your body and if you drink a cup of water before every meal you won`t eat as much.

4.No artificle stuff: soda is horrible when your on a diet this may sound weird but especially diet soda. Diet stuff is the exact opposite of what it sounds it may have less calories but all the chemicals in it make up for that.(Also an other reason people say you also lose muscle mass and strength.)

5.Abs: when you are relaxing like watching TV if you sit it a position like this your abs will burn fat _/. Also slow leg lifts help too.

6.Thyroid?:If you do not lose any weight in 5 weeks ask your doctor if you have thyroid.

Another answer:

Answer 1: You might not believe this, but if you stick to a healthy dietary habits by eating small meals throughout the day like every 3 hours, protein shakes and copious amounts of water you will lose body fat and maintain size. Things like bread and pasta should be kept to a minimum, they are still needed and are good if you need that extra energy to get through a workout. Just don’t over do them!
Losing muscle mass occurs when you are on a ‘diet’ that denies your body the nutrients needed to sustain strength. Thats a big reason why all those ‘miracle’ diets don’t work.

Answer 2: ¬†If you want to just lose body fat, you’ll have to exercise enough to keep your current muscles the same. This will probably be a bit more than you usually exercise if you go on a diet. Low-carb diets also help with the body fat losing, but you’ll still have to add some exercise to keep from losing your muscles.
I bet a body building magazine would have some tips for this type of thing.

 

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