2 Diet Tips To Maintain Muscle While Losing Weight

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How To Maintain Muscle While Losing Weight

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing 2 diet tips that will help you maintain muscle while losing weight.

I’m often asked if there is anyway to retain muscle while on a fat loss program?

The answer is yes.

If you watched the last episode of Live Lean TV called, the 14 Day Fat Loss Diet Challenge, you’re probably now following a temporary 14 day diet that puts your body in a safe calorie deficit.

14 Day Fat Loss Diet Challenge

The question you may now be asking is, “Brad does this calorie deficit mean I’ll also lose my precious muscle?”.

Great question Live Leaner.

And I have an even better answer for you.

Probably not, but maybe.

Yeah, great answer Brad.

By following these 2 diet tips, you’ll be setting your body up to maintain muscle while losing weight.

In other words, burn fat without losing muscle.

Diet Tip #1: Eat More Dietary Fat

Although every person’s body reacts differently, try eating more dietary fat.

And with the 14 Day Fat Loss Diet Challenge, you will be consuming a lot of healthy dietary fat.

And this is key.

Most men and women lose muscle when following a low carbohydrate and low dietary fat diet. 

Essentially they’re eating to lean.

How can you eat to lean?

Think of those people that only eat egg whites and chicken breasts.

Side note: 90% of the nutrients are in the egg yolk. so eat the whole egg would ya.

Your body needs healthy sources of high quality dietary fats, even when you’re trying to lose fat. 

8 Fatty Foods That Make You Skinny

And when I say quality sources of fat, I’m not talking about a Big Mac.

Sorry Ronald.

Omega-3 fats are your friend

Focus on consuming inflammation fighting omega-3 fats.

Our DNA has only evolved .02% over the past 40,000 years, however our cavemen ancestors ate a lot more omega-3s than we do today.

You can load up on foods rich in omega-3 fats by eating:

Here is a full video post on the 19 best foods high in omega 3 fatty acids.

Best Foods High In Omega 3 Fatty Acids

You can also supplement with a high quality fish oil or krill oil.

Krill Oil Vs Fish Oil: Which Omega 3 Supplement Is Better?

Bottom line, to maintain muscle while losing weight, and in some cases building muscle, you need to take in a lot of dietary fat when you follow a low carbohydrate diet, to lose fat.

Diet Tip #2: Supplement With BCAAs

One of the most important supplements, to maintain muscle while losing weight, on a fat loss program are Branch Chained Amino Acids, a.k.a. BCAAs.

If I’m following a lower calorie nutrition plan to lose fat, I usually add BCAAs to water before, during, and after my workout.

I also sometimes add some in my water bottle between meals. 

Here is a brand of BCAAs that I’ve used.

Should You Take BCAAs and Glutamine For Both Two A Day Workouts?

BCAAs act like an ozone layer protecting your muscles from breakdown.

And while you’re at it, drink a greens powder in the morning as your vitamin and mineral insurance.

A high quality greens powder also acts as a natural energy booster.

Here is a link to the high quality greens powder that I use.

athletic greens

Boom.

Try implementing these 2 diet tips if your goal is to maintain muscle while losing weight.

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  34. How much omega 3 fatty acids should I be consuming everyday? I take chia seeds and flaxseeds for my juicing everyday. But now I’m wondering whether I’ve been taking too much or too little?

  35. eat meals when you’re hungry … i prefer 6 meals as it keeps me full . i prefer to eat my last meal 2 hours before i go to bed

  36. Hi Brad. Love your videos. One question that I am not sure you have addressed. When is the best time to eat meals and also is eating late bad for you and does this cause your body to store the calories as fat? Many thanks. Mark.

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  38. Kidding me? All sorts of “forced multiculturalism” going on in ‘non-white’ countries, man! Apartheid in Africa is a good example… natives in other countries are also still having their own culture suppressed. I hear your concern but be careful where your beliefs take you… this fear can lead to hate, and that’s a slippery slope my friend. Try to see 2 sides of every story.

  39. Good shit! I usually pound my greens post workout with my whey… think I’ll throw some in the AM now too. Fish oil, nuts, and coconut oil on a daily also! Question for you though… if I’m taking a good quality whey protein, would there be enough BCAA’s present in that such that I wouldn’t need to supplement with branched chain aa’s as well?

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  43. You are a moron ….most countries in this world have a multicultural society. There are different races in all countries. Don’t worry there will always be morons like you to keep the white race going. Fortunately only really dumb people actually believe this and most of the world just wants to get along.

  44. Why is it that EVERY White country is forced to be multicultural/multiracial?
    Why is it that EVERY White country is told to end its own race/culture?

    No one asks that of -ANY- non-White country.
    Immigration/assimilation is FORCED upon ONLY White countries
    Anti-Whites call themselves “anti-racists” but their actions lead to the elimination of only one race, the White race.
    The purpose of “anti-racism” is to genocide White children.
    “Anti-racist” is just a code for anti-White

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  45. Hi Brad! I’m From Brazil! Your tips are Great!
    Please make more videos about Tabata workout.

    what do you think about frugivorous diet? I adopted this style and lose 3 kg (1.5 lb) in 2 weeks…

    Thank you for your job!

  46. Brad so just eat proteins and vegis, and its kinda funny I made a broccoli shake this morning and it was soooooooo disgusting but I drank it and now I still feel nauseous 🙁

  47. @popeye147 capsules – but i open the capsules (just twist them open) and pour the powder in my drink

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