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Educated at the University of Western Ontario, Dan employs his degree in Kinesiology as the foundation of his personal training business Elite Physique. He’s also a National level bodybuilder and judge. Dan’s earned a reputation for his knowledge and his tell-it-like-it-is approach to performance enhancement!
Muscle-Saving Weekly Fat-Loss Targets
Q. How much weight should I lose each week without losing muscle?
A. A healthy weight loss is between one and two pounds per week. When weight loss is slower, you maintain more of your muscle. Muscle is important to keep your “furnace” burning. Muscle is the metabolic tissue of your body. If you lose weight too quickly, it is more likely that you are losing muscle as well as fat. Also, you do not allow your skin time to tighten. If you lose too much muscle, you will not continue to burn calories efficiently and your body will adapt to lower calories by slowing down its metabolism.