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Old 02-06-2013, 12:18 AM   #8
JohnP
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Originally Posted by StephanieM View Post
As I get more muscle I will be able to eat more.
Technically you're right. A lb of muscle uses about 6 calories per lb per 24 hour period. (While a lb of fat uses 2.)

If you by miracle of genetics and hard work manage to put on 20lbs of muscle in the next 2 years you can eat 40 more calories per day if you don't lose any fat.

The idea that muscle burns a lot of calories is wrong.
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