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Exercise and Weight Loss: The Science of Preserving Muscle Mass

(Live Science) Many people who take up a regular exercise regime do so with the hopes of shedding pounds. But exercising to lose weight can be tricky. 
People who are exercising for weight-loss must aim for a Goldilocks diet: One that provides just enough calories to prevent muscle wasting, but not enough to pack on extra pounds or hold on to the ones already there. Exercisers may also need to keep closer track of the ratio of carbohydrates, fat and protein experts said.
People who exercise in order to lose weight should not restrict their calories too dramatically, said Melinda Manore, an exercise scientist at Oregon State University and a former member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) Science Board, who has done extensive research on nutrition, metabolism and exercise.
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