October 13, 2006, Newsletter Issue #246: Losing Muscle

Tip of the Week

Most people are trying to gain muscle and lose body fat, but some want to go in the other direction. This is a little tricky, because if you haven't been working out hard with weights, your body composition may be genetically determined. Still, if a woman at 15% body fat wants to be around 19%--still healthy--there are some things she can do. First, cut back a bit on cardio exercise, which burns a lot of fat. You can add some high rep weight training, but don't overdo. Second, eat more, but stick with healthy foods. If you add dietary fat, make sure it is "healthy" fat like olive oil or avocado. Monitor your weight as you go along, and remember, good health and fitness should be your primary goal.

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