Mufflon wrote:If this is really true then why do overweight people stop losing weight on a relatively low calorie intake after having lost a lot of weight?
downhillingdemon wrote:....it makes no sense for a human to loose muscle mass rapidly when cutting back on food. In the wild as cavemen then food shortage would mean we'd have to work even harder to obtain food so if muscle wastage was turned on too quickly then it would just make the process of obtaining food even harder. This is something I have always believed, it's nice to see some research which may potentially back this up.
Fallen_Horse wrote:[One reason could be because these guys were eating way below their maintenance calories, but they were still exercising hours a day, so their body HAD to maintain muscle mass and remove fat, otherwise they would simply collapse...
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