There’s an argument in the fitness world that you can either choose to lose fat OR gain muscle.
They just can’t be done at the same time.
To this, I say, “Hogwash!”
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And that’s what we’ll cover in today’s guide!
Plus, I have tons of sweet LEGO photos and silly gifs on their way, which is always a good time.
Can You Lose Fat and Gain Muscle at the Same Time? (The Controversy)
Before we get too far ahead, let’s talk about why losing fat while gaining muscle can be problematic.
The conflict comes about over the following:
To lose fat, your body needs to be in a caloric deficit. This deficit forces your body to use pre-existing fat stores for fuel.
To gain muscle, your body needs to be in a caloric surplus. This surplus provides the energy your body requires to repair and build bigger muscles.
Given this, losing fat (caloric deficit) at the same time one is gaining muscle (caloric surplus) seems impossible.
However, if we go a few steps deeper into the science, it IS possible!
To appreciate the nuance here, let’s get…