When you diet up to 25% of the weight you lose is lean body mass. In seniors loss of muscle mass is counterproductive. Loss of muscle mass lowers basal metabolic rate and contributes to weight gain. The top recommendation that was not made in this article is the need to strength train at 70 to 80% maximum strength capacity to build lean body mass, increase metabolism and improve body composition. Those are the goals…not weight loss!

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