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    Losing Muscle Fast

    Hello,
    I am currently going through a bulking phase and strength training in my lower body to gain muscle, however I keep feeling like I'm losing my results.
    I am naturally skinny and even though I feel like I've started to see results if I don't eat as much just a few days or a week in a row I can see it all disappear. I've worked out consistently for 2-3 months and seen great results and then went through a week where I was going through a life crisis and didn't eat much and by the end of it I felt I had lost my entire muscle tone.
    I don't know if that's just fat I was losing or what but I would like tips or advice on how to maintain muscle tone with a fast metabolism. It's very frustrating to feel like I have to constantly be eating a crap ton to see results.
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    In 2-3 months of training if you're quickly gaining and losing muscle based on how much/little you eat for a few days, you're prob mistaking fat/bloat for muscle.

    Also, how and why exactly are you doing a bulking phase and strength training for your lower body only?
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    There's no such thing as muscle tone, and unless you are on an extreme starvation diet no one is losing any muscle in 1 week.

    That said I'd advise consistency with diet and training if you want to get anywhere
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    It's likely in your head OP -

    Are your lifts going up and is your weight going up over time? If the answer is yes to these you are building muscle.
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    You don't gain that much muscle in 3 months and you also don't lose that quickly with a slight reduction in calories. Most likely, it's glycogen and hydration.
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