How Cutting Calories Can Mess With Muscle Gains

Posted on Posted in Diet and Health

diet-617756_640

Severely limiting how many calories you eat may combat heart disease and even extend your life, research suggests. But don’t try it when you’re young or your muscles may pay the price.

In a new study conducted in China, the calorie intake of young and middle-aged rats was cut by 40%. And, surprise: Young rats lost muscle mass, but older rats kept it, along with a more youthful metabolism. In short, they got to kick some young mouse ass for a while.

So wait till midlife to test extreme calorie reduction; and even then, cut no more than 35%—a 40% drop isn’t recommended for humans (not even supermodels).

Source: Mens Fitness

Share Button

____________________________________________________________________________________

If you'd like to receive regular tips like these from Snow School, you can follow us on Facebook or Twitter simply by clicking the links below.




And if you'd just like to receive our monthly Snowballs promotions in your inbox - and save real money - then you'll probably want to sign up for our private newsletter. Register now, and you'll immediately receive a special offer.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *