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Get Healthy - Build A Fat-Burning Body
by Jeff Cordeiro
equals metabolism. As muscle increases, metabolism goes up and body-fat goes down.
For every pound of muscle on the body, 50 calories a day are burned at rest. Thatís not counting the calories while using the muscle or building the muscle. Thatís just the number of calories needed to maintain the muscle. Thatís why professional body builders have to eat thousands and thousands of calories every day. If they donít, they lose muscle mass.
So, by putting on ten pounds of lean muscle, a body will burn an extra 500 calories every day seven days a week. Seven times 500 equals an extra 3500 calories burned every week at rest and that equals one pound of fat. Muscle is a fat-burning engine and, once the desired body-fat level has been reached, more calories can be consumed to maintain.
The food, of course, must be the right food...
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