To lose a pound of fat, you must create a caloric deficit of 3500 kcal.
However, how much of a caloric surplus must you create to gain a pound of muscle?
I searched this site and did not find an answer. I found an answer from Google, but it was from a site that said one gram of fat and one gram of protein had the same caloric content, so I don't think the site is too trustworthy.
It's impossible to figure this out. It all depends on the individual based on experience, training, rest, stress levels, etc...
But yeah, a gram of fat is 9 calories and protein is 4. So no, that site is not trustworthy.
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Let me rephrase my question a little bit.
How much of a caloric defecit would you need to lose a pound of muscle? As in if you were to use a pound of muscle as fuel, how much energy would result from this process?
I'm not asking this question because I want to cut away muscle, but I'm asking because I recently became ill and could barely consume 500 kcal a day.
End result, I am trying to calculate the maxmium amount of muscle mass I could have lost.
3500 calories/ 1lb fat x 1 lb fat/453.6 g fat x 1 g fat/9 calories x 4 calories/1 g protein x 453.6 g protein/ 1 lb protein = (3500 x 4) calories / 9 lbs protein = 1555.5 calories/ 1 lb protein
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235 Dead Lift........Height: 5'7"
125 Bench............Weight: 148 lbs
200 Squat............Age: 33 yrs. old.
560 Total.............Gunning for 700 this year (while on a cut-and NOT using RESULTS)