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Is it possible to lose fat and build muscle but not lose weight?

Technically this can be possible but is unlikely particularly if you're losing a considerable amount of weight. Weight loss occurs because the number of calories you're consuming is less than the number of calories you're expending. This is known as a caloric deficit. While in a caloric deficit you can gain some lean muscle mass, especially if you're strength training, but it is very unlikely you will gain lean mass at the same rate as your weight decreases. A caloric surplus is the ideal situation for increasing substantial amounts of lean mass.

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