Need to lose weight for a performance, competition, or vacation? Reducing calories is the obvious choice, but losing muscle in the process is something we all hope to avoid.
A caloric reduction should be accompanied by an increase in protein consumption to avoid catabolism (muscle loss).
Research on hypocaloric (low calorie) diets with elevated protein intake is typically conducted with overweight or obese samples. How does this strategy impact athletes or active individuals? [Read more…]