What you eat, when and why.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
2answers
158 views

Any authoritative references for strength training nutrition requirements?

Following the Starting Strength workout and reading Ripptoe's "Clarification" follow-up article, I'm realizing that nutrition is a very crucial component to weightlifting. However, the Starting ...
3
votes
3answers
13k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
141 views

Does muscle strength (rather than muscle mass) also depend on food consumption?

I know it's conventional wisdom that muscle mass is dependent on food intake. If you don't eat big, you won't have big mass gains. I'm wondering, however, if the same is true for strength. For ...
3
votes
2answers
305 views

Getting enough calories with a suppressed appetite

I never thought I'd be saying this...but I need to be eating more. I recently switched to a new medication which has been suppressing my appetite to the point that I can go all day without eating. I ...
3
votes
1answer
113 views

Any advice for improving my diet chart?

I am 30 years old woman and weigh 53 kgs.My height is 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m). I have been working out for 5 years now with 1 year gap in between when I gave birth to my girl in 2011 December. I have ...
3
votes
1answer
954 views

Does high intake of protein while in catabolic mode prevent muscle loss?

This might seem like an obvious question, but I'm currently exercising a lot and losing a lot of weight (through diet), and I'm afraid that shedding this much weight that I'm putting myself in a ...
3
votes
2answers
236 views

Could cyclic eating help us to keep our metabolism up?

Insulin oscillations with period of 3 - 6 minutes are believed to be important for insulin sensitivity by preventing downregulation of insulin receptors. Reading this I was wondering, if the ...
3
votes
1answer
418 views

Should I be getting more calories? [closed]

I've been using the Lose It! iPhone app for a few months now and it seems I'm pretty consistently well under my daily calorie budget, even on days when I'm very careful to get the measurements right. ...
3
votes
1answer
831 views

Adding calories when switching from a weight-loss diet to maintenance diet.

When going from a weight loss diet to a maintenance how should one add additional calories? Should you slowly add calories each week until getting to maintenance level or add all additonal calories ...
3
votes
1answer
182 views

Is it okay to continue workouts while fasting?

I'm fasting (water only) for an undetermined amount of time (7-14 days) for personal reasons, but I want to continue my workouts so I don't fall out of the habit. I'm afraid if I let myself skip them ...
3
votes
1answer
352 views

Building and gaining muscle while losing weight

While I have started running, I have also been trying to loose weight. My issue being that I am 18st and running on the pavement for 3 miles isn't good for my knee! I have been controlling my diet. I ...
3
votes
2answers
389 views

How much am I undercutting gains if I slack on protein?

In this question, the accepted answer for daily protein needs cites, "0.8g/lb ... (body-building)", meaning that if one is body building, one needs 0.8 g of protein per day per lb of body weight. I'm ...
3
votes
2answers
180 views

How to Create an Optimized Diet for Muscle Gain

I have seen a lot of information on the internet about diets for bodybuilding. The information seems to change depending on the writer of the article. Everyone seems to have their own suggestions on ...
3
votes
1answer
143 views

Protein supplementation when doing conditioning on caloric deficit

BACKGROUND For about four months now I have been on a low carb diet, and during that time I went from 93 to 78kg. I have been lifting some weights (some squats, overhead pushes, bent over rows) at a ...
3
votes
2answers
171 views

Is a diet high in fruit as detrimental as one that includes sugary snacks?

I'm currently trying to eat a lot healthier, and to that end I've cut out any sugary snacks - cakes, cookies, chocolate bars, protein bars and so on. I've noticed that I've mostly ended up replacing ...
2
votes
7answers
1k views

What can cause an unexpected weight gain with constant workouts and calorie control?

I am trying to shift a lot of fat, and I have started to up my game. I am working out 4 times a week on weights (1 hour sessions), and trying to go for 2 30-40 minute runs on top of that. On top of ...
2
votes
2answers
285 views

How can I lose 100 pounds?

Is there a FREE 1200 to 1400 calorie diet plan that has regular food (like normal food you buy in a local store) with no Hummas or Lamb or soy beans, something like eggs bread beans and rice burgers ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

How can I stop sweaty hands?

Sweaty hands are plaguing my rock climbing and pull up exercises, as well as being annoying at other times. I've read a few (unsourced) ideas that nutrition can be a big factor in sweaty hands. Can I ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
239 views

Will eating more calories help in mountain climbing?

For my mountain climbing activities, will eating more calories will allow me to perform a bit better / longer? Is there is an upper limit on the amount of calories a person's body can absorb every ...
2
votes
2answers
9k views

Is eating rice everyday healthy? [closed]

I am trying to lose lbs and I was told that if I eat rice I will feel fuller faster. So is this true? Is it healthy to eat rice everyday? Are some kinds or rice really better than others? Are there a ...
2
votes
1answer
141 views

Diet plan - looking for feedback

I'm currently working on weight loss. I'm 25 years old, and work most of the day in the front of the computer(work). Height: 183cm, weight: 89kg I'm doing 3x15 pushups and 3x25 crunches every day. ...
2
votes
1answer
123 views

Visible abs of olympic athletes and diet

In fitness context one often hears the statement: "Abs are built in the kitchen". Which means that you have to follow a very clean diet (together with a proper workout) to get visible ripped abs. For ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

Eating pasta and developing a sixpack

I know that it's very important to have a proper diet when you want to develop a sixpack. I often read that one should avoid pasta, rice, potatoes, bread and so on. However, I like this stuff very ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Can one be on a ketogenic diet and not go to the gym?

I was researching the ketogenic diet and as I understand it, it's basically the same as Atkins except that it allows for a high fat intake. Also, under a ketogenic diet you have days where you 'carb ...
2
votes
2answers
128 views

Is my current diet good for strength building?

I'm looking to build strength. I'm not concerned with size or bigger muscles so much as strength. At the moment I eat a lot of meat and carbs. For most meals I tend to eat things like donor kebabs, ...
2
votes
3answers
346 views

I want to lose weight, what now?

Someone has made the decision to start losing weight today. The person should choose a diet program and a sport maybe. How to choose the best diet program for ourselves? Are there other things one ...
2
votes
1answer
154 views

Declining performance after almost 4 months of continous exercise. Why is this?

Ive been exercising almost religiously for about 4 months but have observed a declining rate of performance for the past 1 and a half month. I haven't changed anything in terms of diet and sleep ...
2
votes
4answers
207 views

Weight loss routine

I am really looking for some help on how to lose weight and increase my core strength. I am 22 years old, weigh around 76kg and my height is 5ft 8 inchs. Basically I am overweight. My aim is to reach ...
2
votes
2answers
292 views

How can I improve my training program to become leaner and increase strength?

I am 21 year old male and my overall aim is to lean up and build some more muscle/ increase strength, there fore I have adopted a higher protein intake and lowered my calorific intake, could I get ...
2
votes
1answer
273 views

How to gain weight? By higher calorie intake or muscle building through exercise?

My BMI is 18.5. Age 24, height 172.5 cm and weight 55 kg. I am undergoing training for triathlon. I swim 3 to 4 days a week (6-8 km in 4.5hrs - 6 hrs). I cycle around 50 km a week in 2.5 hrs. I run ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Why aren't fruits allowed on a slow carb diet?

I'm doing a slow carb diet and it says you should avoid fruit (unless its your offday). I'm curious as to why exactly this is the case?
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Want to try keto diet but have no money

I'm wondering if it's at all possible to try a keto diet with not too much money. For various reasons, I don't have the money to keep to a good diet. Usually, my diet consists of pasta, rice, and ...
2
votes
2answers
151 views

Is there a tool that could help me precisely plan my diet and exercise?

First, a little background: I'm a 5'9" ish 22 years old student and I believe I'm somewhere around 5-10 pounds over the weight I'd like to maintain. I used to do a lot of sports, especially long ...
2
votes
1answer
139 views

Does the existence of trans fat invalidate years of research on saturated fats?

If only relatively recently trans fats were discovered to be much worse for you then saturated fats, does that have implications on past research on saturated fats? Is that research now outdated? Can ...
2
votes
1answer
555 views

Light workout with cereal diet to reduce fat

I am doing very light workout, e.g. 10 push-ups a day. I want to know that if I keep my diet to cereals with full-cream milk, will it have any effect on my belly fat?
2
votes
1answer
136 views

I've changed so much…but nothings changed

The past 2 months I have drastically changed my eating habits. I have gone from eating 1 or 2 meals a day of semi healthy sprinkled with cocktails, fried food, and desserts on the weekends to now ...
2
votes
1answer
224 views

Calorie Deficit to BMI ratio - how fast can I lose weight without losing muscle

27 year old male - 5ft 11in 7 Months ago i had a BMI of 40+ (21.5 stone). After sticking to a 1000-1500 daily calorie intake (Counting & weighing everything) i have dropped to a BMI of 33.6 ...
2
votes
4answers
166 views

What is the correct diet and exercise for me given the following information?

This is about my fitness and my effort to make it right. Current Fitness: Working male 24 years with 214 pounds in US. I have a male breasts and also a big tummy. I suffered from asthma for a long ...
2
votes
2answers
166 views

Need help evaluating my diet to gain muscle

I am re-evaluating my daily diet and was looking for some advice on how I can improve it. Background: I am a 24 year old male, weigh 68kg/150lb, and do the StrongLifts program 3 days a week. My ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

What's the “optimal” macronutrient split and daily caloric intake to increase lean body weight while reducing fat?

In the past few months, I've managed to trim down to about 11% bodyfat but unfortunately not without sacrificing a several pounds of muscle in the process. I'd like to regain and build beyond that ...
2
votes
3answers
198 views

Which carbohydrates should be consumed before starting an exercise?

I read an article about carbohydrates and was wondering which I should consume before starting an exercise. Simple carbohydrates or the complex ones? And does it really matter or anything goes? Does ...
2
votes
1answer
214 views

Dietary Concern: Top Round Steak

I train a lot: 5 days a week 30-60 minutes of cardio, 4-5 days a week weight lifting (primarily strength training, lots of dead lifts and squats), 3-4 days a week rock climbing and 2 days a week yoga. ...
2
votes
2answers
186 views

Obese bedridden teen [closed]

My teen (17) broke an ankle and is bedridden. They're obese (5'7" @ 250lbs female) and have a difficult time regulating their binges until now. Can't get to the kitchen so built in limiting. My ...
2
votes
1answer
164 views

Liquid Diet - Good or Bad?

Is liquid dieting good for your health, if supplemented with adequate and appropriate vitamin supplements? Will it's effect on running prove to be worse from less energy, or better from less load? ...
2
votes
1answer
237 views

Is it true that the body gets used to diet and exercise after a while and stops responding?

I am currently reading a book called "The Body Sculpting Bible for Men" by James Villepigue and Hugo Rivera. In it the author claims that when you start dieting your body receives a shock from the ...
2
votes
1answer
212 views

Will a brief break from my exercise have a negative effect?

I am on a low calorie diet while doing strength building exercises every 2 days. I have been doing this for a few weeks, and in about 2 weeks will go on a vacation for a week. While on vacation I ...
2
votes
2answers
189 views

What is the scientific relation between Low-Carb diets and High levels of Cholesterol? [closed]

ok. I have been in a low-carb diet for the last 3 weeks. My lab report from friday showed a 213 MG/DL Total cholesterol from my last read on 2010 of 189. Is there any scientific correlation between ...
2
votes
1answer
204 views

Looking for some advice on weight loss routine

So, I have summer to lose weight and this summer I have the motivation as well. I have an exercise bike, cross trainer, rowing machine, pullup/push up bars, free weights and a treadmill at my ...
2
votes
1answer
26 views

What does the term “30% caloric restriction” mean?

I've been reading about various diets, and I keep seeing this language: XX% caloric restriction What does that mean, in practical terms? See this wikipedia article for some examples of the ...