It’s not by choice. I am limited by military constraints.
On a normal patrol I might get four hours of sleep a night and eat a small breakfast, some crappy snacks for lunch, and a full MRE for dinner. And MRE’s don’t have the amazing number of calories that everyone claims. They started putting the nutritional info on them years ago.
I might still give HOT-ROX a chance if they might even save the smallest amount of muscle.
Why are you limiting calories when climbing up and down mountains?
Do you know that a mountain climber consumes 3-4 times their daily intake of calories when climbing and still drop high percentages of weight? Potato chips are their friend! But make sure you get pringles not the bagged kind. Beef jerky and lots of nuts.
To answer your question. That is the premise behind the product. But, extensive physical exercise combined with a reduction of calories will result in a weight loss and some/most of that will come from muscle as a result of the bodies natural mechanisms.[/quote]