No to fat, yes to muscle!
The Muscle Loss Epidemic. “With diet alone, 30 to 50 percent of your weight loss could come from lean body mass. And if you're getting older, the prospect of losing muscle and strength should genuinely frighten you. After age 50, you lose 1-2 percent of your lean muscle every year if you do nothing (if you're not resistance training). After age 60, you lose up to 3 percent per year. Let's suppose you're 50 or 60 and you're thinking, ‘A few percent of my lean mass? What's the big deal? I have no desire to look muscly.’ I can understand that. Your goals and values do change as you get older. But I already realize that most people don't want to look like bodybuilders. However, gaining lean muscle, strength and fitness will improve the quality of anyone's life. Maintaining the muscle you have must be a priority for everyone because losing lean mass every year means losing your mobility and losing your independence as you get older.”