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When dieting, not just when starving yourself, your muscles damage themselves while being used. The damage isn't as severe as tearing a muscle, but the tissue does need time to recover. If there's enough protein in the body, resting will allow the body to use the protein to repair the muscle tissue. If there isn't enough protein, the body may try to get it elsewhere, but in general it cannot convert other stored mass, such as fat, into protein. Thus you start to lose muscle tissue. This is '''not''' a healthy way to reduce muscle tissue.

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Q: When starving yourself does it eat your muscle away and help get rid of it?
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