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Old 04-10-2005, 06:30 PM   #4
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Re: Muscle vs fat question

When you starve yourself, your body goes into "starvation mode" where it slows metabolism and will use muscle tissue (break it down) for needed calories and hold onto as much fat as it can. This is unfortunately common with eating disorders and only keeps the cycle going because the fat tends to stick around. If you are eating more now (particularly more protein) and doing some kind of working out, ideally resistance training, you should be able to add some lean muscle and get rid of some of the excess fat. But MOST IMPORTANTLY you need to have realistic goals for your particular body.
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