I have been on a weight loss diet and exercise plan since Jan. To basically start all over and bulk up the right way. I expected a strength loss from both reduced carbs and over all weight loss. I'm using t-3 as well and realize that this does have a tendancy to soften muscles a bit.
My question is with the reduced strength and you're burning fat so you have to expect smaller measurements for arms,legs etc. so how do you know if you're burning muscle over fat and need to adjust? So far i've lost about 5.5 inches on my waist and about 3/4 of an inch on my upper arms.
I was reading up on a lot of things the past few days regarding increased cortisol and its effects and stress at work has had me in knots the past two weeks. So with this in mind I want to pay even closer attention than normal to make sure i'm not wasting any muscle that can be avoided.