Do you lose muscle mass if you are on a caloric deficit, even if you lift weights?
- SlickterpLv 710 months agoFavorite Answer
That depend son ho much of a deficit and what your diet specifically consists of. If you get enough protein and the deficit is very minor, you should retain most muscle mass.
- PatriciaLv 710 months ago
It would depend upon what you're eating. Most people on a calorie deficit aren't eating whole healthy foods and natural foods. So i guess my answer is YES
- 10 months ago
Yes but not very much
- Anonymous10 months ago
You lose muscle mass if you don't consume enough protein to maintain your muscle mass. Resistance training (weights) can build muscle but only if consume enough protein.