How Much Fat vs. Muscle Do You Lose In Popular Diets?

Egis R.
7 min readNov 27, 2021

I’m going to inject a little realism into your world — you could lose 15 pounds of weight (~7 kg), but your body composition may be worse off.

You see, weight loss is often accompanied by a loss in lean body mass — muscle tissue and its transient contents. This loss in lean body mass has multiple negative health implications one of which being a subsequent body fat

Egis R.

I’m Egis, an online weight loss coach who has heightened BS sensors for fitness & nutrition. Only evidence-based & sustainable fat loss.