• What You Need to Know If You're Trying to Build Muscle While Eating in a Calorie Deficit

    1 month ago - By Pop Sugar

    As a general rule, when you're trying to lose weight, you have to eat in a calorie deficit , or take in fewer calories than you burn. But what happens when your goals also include building lean muscle? After all, gaining muscle can help you burn more calories and fat , reduce your risk for injury, and notice a difference in how your clothes fit before you even see a change on the scale. The question is, can you build muscle while you're in a calorie deficit? POPSUGAR asked a registered dietitian and personal trainer, and the answer, it turns out, is complicated at best.
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