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09-02-2011, 09:21 PM
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A high fat, moderate protein, low carb diet seems to be the way to go for keeping lean body mass. I don't think you'll "waste away" unless you are extremely lean naturally and have worked your ass off to put on muscle.

A buddy of mine in high school would lift 4 days a week and eat 5000 calories a day to gain weight. After two years, he put on about 20 pounds. He spent a couple weeks in the mental hospital and lost 15 pounds and had to start from scratch.

Meanwhile, I have every ounce of muscle mass from lifting or working out very irregularly over the last 10 years along with 30 pounds of fat because my metabolism is the complete opposite.

Most people are in the middle and will be just fine.

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