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    Too much cardio??


    My new job involves walking about 5-6 miles per day. It's great constant slow paced cardio. I've lost about 4 lbs. in 10 days. Even though i've lost weight, I can tell it's mostly muscle and I'm becoming somewhat flabby. How do I prevent this so I will be burning fat instead of my muscle?

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    if your heartrate is under 40% VO2 max you should be losing fat not muscle maybe you should get yourself a portable hr monitor to keep track
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    Increase your caloric intake (carbohydreates--protein sparing macronutrients are essential in this case). I'd say up your daily kcals about 300kcals. Low intensity walking shouldn't be too horrendous on you unless your pretty ectomorphic.
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    If your truely "walking", I highly doubt your losing muscle. What's your diet and stats look like? Maybe if you were like less than 9% bf and doing that, I'd be concerned, but like I said, walking doesn't hurt anyone and if you say you lost weight, I'd bet anything it was fat/water.
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    Probably glycogen depletion and looking flat. Up the carbs.
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    I agree with these fellas unless you're starving yourself you should still be losing fat over muscle.
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    Up the carbs, like the others said it's probably glycogen depletion. I on the other hand, do about 150- 200 miles a week on my bike during the summer. I eat about 5000 cals, give or take and I'll still drop about 25 lbs by September.
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    I would like to know what job consists of walking 5-6 miles a day!!!!

    Chances are you are not eating properly, often enough. Maybe you have a stressful job and put meals aside to get work done? You can always drink a shake while your walking
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    Probably some kind of security.
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    my diet is pretty ****ty because i am constantly busy and i eat a breakfast at 730 am then lunch at about 2pm and then dinner later in the day..thats basically all i have time for. I will make the effort to eat more during the day, but what kind of carbs should i be eating?
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    an idea would be to make breakfest burritos with some egg whites onion and cheese and wrap them in tin foil, there good warm or cold and it's a great source of protein.

    Yeah you should concentrate on your diet right now, as i've read a bunch of articles on here saying that walking is one of the best weight loss things to do.

    Good luck, it'll take some time to get in rythm and find a eating schedule that works for you. And keep up with the water and a good multi.
  

  
 

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