What you eat, when and why.

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Bulldoze bulking - optimizing workout

I've been following the "Bulldozer Bulking" workout in an attempt to gain muscle with minimum fat gain. So far it has been working well, but I'm looking to optimize the actual workout I do depending ...
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Protein shakes for weight loss

I have recently started regular swimming with the main goal of weight loss. Im curious as to whether protein shakes would help me lose weight? Increased muscle growth burns calories but then the ...
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How to choose the right protein shake?

I never consumed any protein shakes before but I am considering it now because I want to cut back on my meat intake. I am currently 30 years old and weight 145 lbs, hit the gym once or twice a week ...
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Use of protein shake without working out [closed]

I would like to know if it is safe to drink a protein shake once a day when I don't work out. I may have to walk a lot and I just have one meal a day, according to Tim Hortons some time. So I was ...
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How do I start a diet? [duplicate]

I want to lose weight. I have noticed that I gained more than 20 kilos in the last 2 years. I want really to lose these as soon as possible. What is your advice? Please note I don't like running and ...
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How to design a running program and diet plan for losing fat in a healthy manner?

I have a specific fitness goal that I want to achieve, and I wanted to take the opinion of some Fitness.SE members to ensure that I'm going in the right direction, and if not, what steps should I take ...
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Practical Programming + Couch to 5K - Diet

I'm looking at starting a regimen combining the Practical Programming strength training routine (a derivative of the Starting Strength program) with the Couch to 5K running plan, in order to improve ...
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If I were to weigh all the food and water I take in, and weigh all of the human waste I produced could that be used to determine weight gain or loss? [closed]

As the title says, I am curious if the difference between the total weight of all the food I take in during a week, and all the excrement and urine (and sweat) I release in a week would add up to the ...
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Proper workout and diet plan for busy person [duplicate]

I'm 21 and currently working 5x a week 8am - 5pm. I work out 1 1/2 hour after work, every other day 3x a week and eating rice and meat in breakfast and lunch vegetable or fish at dinner. I'm one of ...
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How to avoid Creatine dependence?

I am an vegetarian and ectomorph. I started taking Creatine after workouts for a while. And it seems like I need to supplement creatine every day or else my body goes back to its old form. Is there ...
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Belly is becoming larger even though I am on diet [duplicate]

I've been on a diet since last month. I have decreased my food intake, and noticably my weight has lost a couple of pounds(5 lbs), my arms,legs have become more slender but I have been curious that my ...
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Simple Diet Advice?

I am off work for 2 weeks soon. I am not doing much (saving money really!) so I would like to use this time to focus on the gym a bit more. I have been doing Stronglifts with added cardio 3 times a ...
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Simplest diet that provides all essential nutrients [closed]

I know that this is a somehow broad question, especially because nothing here is being defined quantitatively, but I hope it's objectively answerable. Assuming an average adult male who exercises ...
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chicken/turkey/red meat diet [closed]

I am 173cm, 67 kg 30 yo male. I have about 12% fat ratio. I want to drop 1 kg fat and gain 4 kg muscle in couple months. I do go to gym 3 times a week and using protein shaker twice a day. I am on low ...
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Problem in digestion

Basically I am software engineer so daily 8 hours I work by sitting only. There is no hard work , walking and anything. So now I am getting problem in digestion. Doctors says you have to do some hard ...
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Weight loss for morbidly obese woman over 40 [duplicate]

I am a 44 year old woman, standing at 4 feet 11 inches and weighing 95kg. How can I take this weight off without injuring myself ?
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Gaining muscle after significant weight loss [slightly specific situation]

I'm male, 5'11, age 29. In 2008 I went from 260lbs to about 160lbs with very little exercise, and have hovered around that weight since then. My weight will fluctuate, with a high of around 175lbs. ...
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Consuming Spirulina with Wheat Grass [closed]

I maintain a pretty healthy life style and I exercise 6 days a week as follows: I run at least 3 days every week totaling to 20Kms. And, on other days I do PullUps,Push UPs, sun salutes and light ...
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What constitutes a low carb diet?

What constitutes a low carb diet? I've been trying to limit daily intake of of carbohydrates in my diet to under 100g. Would limiting it even lower improve results in terms of weight loss? Also, ...
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Is it healthy/unhealthy to consume too few calories so long as you're not starving yourself?

Several online calorie calculators tell me I should be consuming between 2100-2500 calories a day to lose weight (around 3000 to maintain my weight). For the past few weeks, I've been counting about ...
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Calories to eat while doing P90X3 and trying to lose weight

I am 179 pounds. I am currently in week 2 of P90X3 again. I want to build muscle, but ultimately get closer to 170lbs by the end-ish of this round of X3 which would be ~90 days. I guess it's also ...
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eating before or after working out?

I wake up at about 11am and head off to the gym an hour later. I do 1 hour cardio 1 hour weights... I am 145 pounds 170cm tall and female.... I sometimes do fasted cardio to burn from direct fat (aim ...
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Best diet for lots of cycling and 3 kettlebell workouts a week?

I cycle 140 miles a week and do a high, medium and light intensity kettlebell workout. It seems to me like I need a high carb and high (ish) protein diet to sustain this. Currently I eat anything but ...
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How can an overweight engineer get back in shape?

One year later - if anyone sees this note, just to say thanks. I now have 10% body fat, 85kg (started at 130!), and I run demi-marathons. After reading a vast quantity of books and papers (about 60 ...
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Effective cardio regimen for someone Ehlers-Danlos (hypermobility & arthritis) + bad IT band problems

I am terribly frustrated at being unable to effectively work out, and am hoping to get some solid advice as most physiotherapists and trainers don't seem to be well equipped to cope with my ...
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What are the effects of long-term, mass-consumption of sugared, carbonated drinks and what can be done to stop? [closed]

I am a long-term, high-frequency consumer of soft drinks specifically Coca-Cola and Pepsi. In 2015 I am resolved to kick the habit once and for all but it is proving challenging. My average daily ...
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Lost 60kg, went too extreme and caused damage? Feeling overwhelmed

Sorry for the weird title, I could not find a better way to phrase it. Also not the best in english, but I will try my best. About me: 23 years old Male 178~ cm 82kg 20%+ bodyfat Just a quick ...
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Good clean bulking meals

I've been clean bulking for a long while but after eating the same things for a long while it gets hard to keep eating it every day. Do you guys have any advice on meals with many complex carbs, ...
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Will the starvation mode /muscle loss happen if I eat just enough to keep me not hungry?

I am following a 3 days per week workout schedule and I am seeing muscle and fat increase as well. I feel like I am eating too much since most of the time I am so full and feels like 'will all this ...
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Do I lose muscle or fat when on a diet and not exercising much?

I am a thin guy (5'6-3/4" - 138 pounds), somewhere between ectomorth and mesomorph (more towards mesomorth I would think) who eats very little. I have been going to the gym to lift weights twice a ...
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Is omlette better for the heart than a boiled egg? [closed]

As per this article, the egg yolk (yellow) contains substantial amount of cholesterol while the white contains an insignificant amount of cholesterol. When we prepare omlette, I believe some amount ...
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How do i fulfill my protein requirements without taking protein powders?

I go to gym and workout pretty hard to buff up my body. With time I learned about protein requirements of muscles to grow and started taking whey protein which costs around 4000 for 5 lbs pack. But it ...
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Longevity of Fat Adaptation for Endurance Athlete

I'm an adult male endurance runner, and earlier this year took on a moderately low-carb diet and became fat-adapted. My runs at first were your predictable sufferfest but after 6-8 weeks I got to a ...
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Can you do “too much” cardio for cutting body fat?

My maintenance-calories number is fairly low (around 1500 calories), so I become very hungry if I cut based on diet alone. I've added basketball + HIIT-type training so that I can eat more and still ...
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Pre intense soccer game preparation strategies

I have an intense soccer game coming on this Sunday, it's now Monday in my time and I have around 6 days to prepare for the game. A couple of things about my current situation which I need your advice ...
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Working out after a long period of not exercising

I haven't worked out in about 2 years and I want to start exercising again. My diet is also pretty bad- I eat a lot of fast food. I am only about 5 pounds over weight though, (5'10, 155 lbs) but I ...
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Unexplained constant weight gain [closed]

My weight has been constantly increasing for the past 2 weeks at about a total of 6kg.. and i am very worried. I used to be much leaner and could have tons of food without putting on much weight (...
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Short term and long term effect of delaying protein intake after workout

Today, after a high intensity leg workout, I had to wait 45 minutes before I could take in any food. Usually, I go with a fish/meat dinner, or simply a protein shake. I was wondering, how does this ...
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What's the Best Way to Lose Fat and Keep Muscle?

I've been through countless types of workout routines, diet plans, detoxes and the works. The best type of workout I've used is Cross Training and I'm on a low carb, high protein, high fiber, high ...
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Counting calories and following the limit [closed]

I want to ask how do you count the calories for example of something with undefined calories like a soup or some new sort of home made sandwiches. Also I would like to know how can I calculate my ...
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Should I eat before or after my exercise?

I work from home quite often so don't get enough natural exercise, recently I decided to take a fast paced walk early in the morning to simulate the usual walk to work. I'm not sure if I should have ...
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diet alternatives [closed]

I'm 24 y.o. male, 173cm, 86kg, currently trying to lose fat and not lose muscles / means OR My current diet is Breakfast (~7.00): oatmeal / cottage cheese / eggs (~10.00 - 11.00): some ...
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how to get 6 pack abs in 1.5 month

This is about my body: 5'9 height 60Kg (~130lb) don't have much fat on tummy Schedule: wakeup work work eat work work workout eat sleep diet: vegetarian made a bet with friend and need 6 pack abs ...
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The impact of Diet Cola on a low carb diet

I want to lose weight. I have signed up to DailyBurn to keep track of my weight with weekly weigh ins. I was confused over the different diets available (Atkins and Paleo were top runners up), so ...
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Why is porridge easy to digest? [closed]

What's the reasons that support the point that porridge is easy to digest ? Why a sick person is advised to eat porridge instead of rice ?
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what is my rmr?

I have no idea how many calories im meant to be eating a day to lose weight... Some calculators tell me my maintence is 1400, some 1600 and some even 2200! I am female, 141 pounds (63kg), 168cm tall, ...
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Does eating late at night cause weight gain?

I like to keep a latish schedule, sleeping often around 2-3 AM, I'm often eating odds and ends late at night. If someone eats Meals A, B & C of certain calorie content, and then timeshifts his ...
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building muscle on a calorie defecit?

Currently: 145 pounds, 170cm tall, female. Been working out for 3 months doing cardio & intense weight lifting 5 times week with a good diet. My question: it is believed that you cannot gain ...
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Is it safe for me to run an 8k in 30 minutes?

I have never ran in an organization or on a team before. I've ran the mile once in 5th grade and once in 8th grade. I've been skateboarding 1+ hrs per session, 5+ times per week for the last ten years....
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Why do I keep regaining weight and feel lethargic on my diet?

I am posting a composite profile of a chronic dieter who doesn't seem to get anywhere from both my own experience and others. I've read about BMR, calories, and I get it. Fewer calories in, more ...