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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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How to Change My Diet When I Add Exercise

I'm naturally built and toned, and I was a swimmer. My arms have retained that, but through college my stomach has put on some weight. I'm now around 200 pounds at 5'10". Some is probably due to ...
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How does stress affect results?

I have noticed that my results are poorer when I'm stressed. I have S.A.D. and this very much impedes performance for a variety of reasons, among other reasons. I wanted to ask and see how stress, ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is Whey protein good for low-carb diet?

Today I tried the EAS AdvantEdge 100% Whey Protein. Below their website description: 23 grams of high quality protein. Only 3 grams of carbohydrates. High concentration of BCAAs. Protein is ...
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Consequences of Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegtables? [closed]

I have never really eaten many vegetables; maybe a few every fortnight (two weeks). I do always manage about 3 pieces of fruit every week. I have recently changed my life style and now eating healthy ...
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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 ...
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Weight gaining diet for vegetarian

I am a vegetarian (though I eat eggs). I feel that there are very less items which really help in gaining weight. As far I know, bananas, bread, sprouts, milk are the some of the items that I have ...
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Training load on a diet (am I doing too much?)

I'm 6"1 (187cm) at 194 pounds (88kg) targeting 187 pounds (85kg) and currently eating between 1800 kcal and 2200 kcal daily, with 50 % protein and fat & carbs more or less balanced. I've been ...
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It is Possible To Be A Long Distance Runner and have a Six Pack? How?

General Background I've been long distance running for one+ year and have a marathon under my belt (in addition to dragon boating for three years) and being a college student, my meals usually ...
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Is it unhealthy to drink cold water? [closed]

I've heard it's healthy to drink warm water that is close to (internal) body temperature so that energy doesn't go into warming it up and that it doesn't "shock" the system. Does that mean it's ...
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Diet help for endurance exercise

I just started an exercise regime again, and I think I need help with my diet. I currently will work out, then go a day of rest, and then on the day I intend to exercise again, my muscles are in ...
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Trying to lose weight, two questions

I am currently 18.6 stone. I started dieting three days ago and have massively reduced my caloric intake. For example, last night I had only 200 calories after subtracting my cardio, according to my ...
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Will soda negate any effects from exercise?

I drink a lot of soda, on average a liter per day. I seem to have a very fast metabolism and as I don't gain weight easily, have not been too concerned about health risks, partly because I think a lot ...
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Does energy intake before training influence motor skills and concentration?

I was playing table tennis with an empty stomach today and I wasn't concentrated and my game lacked accuracy. Is there a link?
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Tracking my diet without insane detail

I'd like to start tracking my diet, with a goal of understanding if I'm eating enough, getting close enough to the right amount of protein, fat, carbs, etc. But, I don't want to spend 10 minutes ...
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Intermittent fasting [closed]

In intermittent fasting does the fasting period start immediately after your last meal Or only after your body digested the food? I can never figure this out.
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Low dose multivitamin? [closed]

I am interested in taking a multivitamin as a supplement to my diet. Every multivitamin I look at contains 600% of this and 400% of that - I don't really want to see numbers that high. I don't even ...
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Why do I get nauseous after working out, but ONLY in the afternoon or early evening?

I have been a regular exerciser for about 3 years now. I'm a 25 year old female weighing 121 lbs at 5'5" (just in case any of this will be pertinent). I typically like to run, bike, speed walk or use ...
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Is a drastic calorie reduction harmful?

For a long time I was consuming 4000 calories a day. This was between soda and various "junk foods". I was surprised to find my protein, carb and fat levels were pretty close to what they should have ...
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no grain for good diet

I have read several books advising a no grain diet. The main argument in favor of this approach is that the human body is not meant to digest grains: people started to consume grains around 10000 ...
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According to whom breakfast is healthy? [closed]

I've certainly been taught breakfast is the most important meal of the day because while you sleep it's the longest period of time the body goes without food. Someone told me today that there is no ...
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How many calories should I intake and how much should I “spend” daily?

I am a Computer professional. My job involves sitting on a pc for the whole day without much physical work. I am 32, male. I would like to know what is the amount of calories I should consume daily ...
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When is the best time to drink PHD Diet Whey Protein

I am looking to burn fat and gain muscle during my sports off season. I gym about 3 times a week, and take PHD diet whey. I have one in the morning and one after going to the gym in the evening. ...
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How do I start a diet?

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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800-Calorie Diet

I am looking for an 800-calorie diet which is suitable for somebody who is allergic to eggs and milk. I am able to consume soya drink (or "soya milk", as some people refer to it), but am unable to ...
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Do i really have to eat this much for building muscles?

The calorie calculator tells me to eat 2700. My friends/forums tell me to eat 3000-5000 to bulk up. I'm student who us very lightly active. Most of the time I read or sitting at the desk. I do go ...
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Eat more or less to loose fat and gain muscle

I am working to get my six packs and as per the saying "it starts from kitchen", so I started looking into the diet plan on google. Amazing to know that different sites have different diet plans On ...
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Started weight training, but cannot see progress

I am 23 years old, my height is 5'8" and weight is 56kg. I have been going to the gym for the last two months. my target is to gain muscle and weight. After doing some initial routine (without ...
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How does gluten-free differ from low carb diets (primal, paleo, etc)? [closed]

I've read various websites that talk about gluten-free baking or low glycemic index foods but how does these things differ from low carb diets?
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Will a vegan diet help for weight loss and physique?

Some people say that vegan food is good for health, but is it good for bodybuilding and weight loss? As an additional wrinkle, although I am not diabetic, my family has a history of diabetes so I am ...
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Replacement for chicken breast for high protein?

Preparing chicken breasts is very time consuming, and also expensive. Is there another alternative that is cheap, easy and quick to make, and has the same amount of protein? I'm a student so time and ...
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What should be my first goals and supplements when starting a bodybuilding program?

I'm 20 years old. I am 85 kg (about 187 pounds), and my height is 179 centimeters. I don't really have any muscle. I have belly fat. I was a swimmer 4 years ago, but I haven't done any sports for 4 ...
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Is this “Cardiac diet” a healthy way to lose weight?

I read that this diet is potentially dangerous and I wanted some feedback before I continue. I read that it is dangerous due to the super low calorie intake and the types of foods involved; basically ...
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Best way of eating after exercise for reducing belly fat

I have much large belly fat as compared to upper body. Daily i do weight training (45min to 1 hr) + cardiovascular (45 min). I want to make upper body muscles , simultaneoulsy want to reduce my large ...
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40/40/20 Ratio and 1.5g of protein per pound still a good rule of thumb?

Back in the day, the bodybuilder's diet (for growth) was the infamous 40/40/20. That is, 40% of calories from Protein, 40% of calories from Carbs, and 20% of calories from Fat. If we look at the ...
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Does it matter when during the day carb intake occurs?

I have heard from multiple sources that "no carbs in the evening" is supposed to be a good way of decreasing the fat buildup and facilitating weight loss. Now while I am aware that none of these ...
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Does lifting weights pull back you weight losing process?

I am out of shape(else why would I be here, lol), I weigh 185 pounds, 178cm height(5'9'' I guess). Lately I have been trying to work out and lift some weights for around 4 weeks, but yesterday I was ...
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Duration between workout and dinner

I am undergoing with weight training and cardiovascular exercises these days majorly for reducing belly fat and for strengthening muscles as well . After workout i feel hungry so i immediately takes ...
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Does a calorie deficit affect how my body fights a cold?

I've been maintaining a 500-1000 calorie deficit for a while but I've recently caught a cold. I naturally feel like crap and want to recover ASAP. I'm wondering if suspending the diet will help me ...
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When should I drink protein powder, in the morning or at night, before meal or after meal?

How can I maximize its utility? When should I drink protein powder, in the morning or at night, before meal or after meal?
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I'm kind of new to this creatine protein stuff, and need help

My schedule consists of me working out in the morning, around 7 am, eating 2 eggs before that cooked. after my workout I take my protein/creatine in the same bottle. Should I take it around supper ...
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Does daily crossfit excercise and a paleo diet reduce heart disease? [closed]

Does doing daily crossfit excercises and eating a paleo diet consisting of lean meat, vegetables, etc. reduce heart disease?