How to calculate caloric intake for clients who have both the goal of weight loss and muscle gain?
I am confused! I know with just a CPT under the belt, I am not qualified to give specific diet plans. However out of my own curiosity now, can someone please help me configure the amount of calories needed for a client looking to lose that last extra 10 pounds or so, while trying to add lean muscle mass.
My client is overall in GREAT shape and has come a long way. He has a goal of putting on some more lean muscle mass, while also trying to shed the last few pounds of fat he has around his hips.
Would you suggest he eat as if trying to simply put on more muslce mass?
Or would you suggest eating a calorie deficit each week?
I am very confused on this, I really can't answer his questions regarding this.