What you eat, when and why.

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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 ...
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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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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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Is Paleo A good marathon training diet?

I've been doing strength and conditioning training for the last 4 months whilst adopting the Paleo diet from the outset, this has yielded positive results and I'm very happy with how things have gone. ...
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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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Can re-introducing meat cause stomach pain? [closed]

I've been on a meat sabbatical recently over lent and I've gone forty days without meat. Before my break I was a pretty keen carnivore, and now that I've started eating meat again I've been having ...
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Obtaining protein from alternative non-meat sources for bodybuilding

I have allergies towards egg whites and meat. I cannot eat chicken, beef, or pork. Others meats though like quail, fish are fine. What products can I substitute for eggs and meat? I would like to get ...
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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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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 ...
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Does fat make you fat?

I understand that there are good and bad fats. I'm talking about the good ones, the fat that comes from avocado, flax seed oil, etc. I am obese at the moment and wish to lose body fat quickly. I am ...
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What role does sugar and blood sugar levels play on diet?

My understanding on diet and what foods I should be eating to maintain a low body fat percentage is very amateur. All this time I have just been looking at the calories in the nutritional facts label ...
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Is something with 100 calories but 24g of sugar okay to eat when on a diet?

I bought these watermelon flavored ices from the supermarket because they have 100 calories per cup and 0g of fat and saturated fat. But they do have 24g of sugar. Will eating these be against my ...
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Get thinner thighs

I want to lose weight from my thighs and legs, but i have no time at all for exercising. How can I achieve that using nutrition only? is it possible? I read this article, is this diet efficient, or ...
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How can you recover from a very terrible metabolism damage from the past?

I'll start this question with a small story so you all know how to answer this question right. When I was a kid I was extremely picky, I refused to eat alot of things for very vague reasons, such as ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Can meal frequency have a significant impact on exercise?

I tend to eat one small meal/snack and one very large meal each day, as opposed to the typical breaskfast, lunch and dinner. I always feel that I eat enough and my body seems well suited to this ...
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Should I add more protein to my diet to avoid muscle loss?

I've read several places you should try to at least get .5 g of protein per pound of weight. Note that I don't know my lean weight. Now I'm a 186 cm(~6 feet) tall male weighing 111.8 kg(~246 lbs), ...
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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, ...
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Why is it beneficial for powerlifters and heavy weight olympic lifters to not have low body fat?

Most powerlifters and heavy weight olympic lifters have a lot of muscle, but are not skinny, why not? Would excess fat not hinder them in their technical lifts?
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What can I eat first thing in the morning before a workout when I have no appetite?

When I get up in the morning I have no appetite for food until I've been up and mobile for at least a couple of hours. The problem is that when I go to do an hour workout in the morning I find myself ...
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Fine tuning meal and exercise plan to improve muscle growth and fat loss

I have been weight lifting for almost 12 years already I was very fit and very lean but with loads of muscles. But with time I started getting lazy, around 3 years ago, and not care about my eating ...
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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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How can you tell that you are eating enough to build your muscles?

So I'm doing a strength training program (Starting Strength) wherein each time I exercise, I increase the weight lifted by a small increment. The other day, I was working out and I 'hit a wall', ...
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Best nutrition-rich supplement for daily living [closed]

I don't have a very good diet due to my work schedule, but I would like to eat something everyday that is as good for me as possible to hopefully offset some of the negatives of my normal diet. What ...
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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 ...
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Getting my younger brother to eat healthier

I have a younger brother (I'm 17, he's 13) and for a while I had no idea just how unhealthy he eats. Before addressing the question I should probably tell you more about his health condition. He's ...
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How healthy is my diet? For maintaining health, and become more fit

I've recently began to watch closely what I eat. I follow the following guidelines: -no refined carbs, eat whole grain organic carbs. I eat brown rice and whole wheat pasta. -lots of vegetables. I'm ...
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Do I need to eat extra protein after a run?

I'm currently running to lose weight and build some fitness. I run 12 km run in about 1h20m and keep my heart rate between 140~150bpm. I try to do 3 runs a week. The run itself does not seem very ...
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Equality of different protein sources

From my summary reading around the internet, there seems to be a preference for meats as a protein source (e.g., see this SO answer). My question is, is there a difference—with respect to ...
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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 ...
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How to increase muscle mass?

I am 49 year old. I have reduced 6 Kgs and maintaining it for last 2 years nicely. Due to busy shedule I don't get time to exercise regularly. But I walk for half hour daily. My diet includes 0.8 ...
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What are good examples of healthy snacks? [closed]

I'm trying to lose weight, and I'm looking for something healthy to snack on. I've tried eating different kinds of fruit like apples, bananas, and grapes. Most of the time, the fruit will go bad ...
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Is drinking extra milk a viable method for increasing my daily protein intake?

Can I increase my daily protein intake by drinking lots of milk? A friend drinks 2-3 liters a day and highly recommends it.
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Good fitness strategies for an ectomorph

I've recently joined a local gym to try and supplement my martial arts training, and as a result I have been getting a lot more exercise recently (I'm still in the over-enthusiastic early phase where ...
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How should I change my diet when switching between exercises?

I have been a runner/cyclist for the past six years. To help fuel my body I've been maintaining a high protein, high carb diet, gotten almost entirely from fruits, vegetables, and seafood. Due to ...
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Weight gain diet for a Pescetarian?

I was weight gaining/lifting about 5 years ago on a diet consisting of a lot of chicken, beef and tuna. However, I stopped, and have since then stopped eating factory farmed meats, and now have a ...
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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 ...
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will this diet work?

this is the diet program which i wrote as the kindest personal trainer for myself: Breakfast is always 1/2 C muesli with 1/3 C non-fat yogurt and 1/3 C raspberries=150cals. 3-4 hours after ...
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How to lose weight while being hungry after exercising heavily?

I exercise frequently: running, cycling, football at least 5 days a week. However, I have a sizable gut. This is due to a few factors: I sit all day at work, high calorie intake from soft drink and ...
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Ice in protein shake

I recently over heard a discussion about how mixing ice in your protein shake will make it much harder to burn off the fat in your body. Something about the fact that ice freezes the fat. Is this ...
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How much sodium after hard exercise?

After (or during) an hour or three of hard, sweaty running and/or biking, how much salt do I need beyond my normal diet?
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At what time are oats effective?

Am trying to reduce my weight. People suggested me to take oats instead of rice. Which is the right time to take oats for a good effect. Breakfast or lunch or dinner?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What books or online resources are available for someone wanting to move to a vegan diet? [closed]

I just finished reading The China Study, which piqued my interest in veganism for the first time, after years of thinking vegetarians were usually a little silly, and vegans were especially silly. ...
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What to eat after a late night workout?

I'm currently on the Abs diet, and am also trying to gain lean muscle for the start of my basketball season. I have basketball practice from 9pm - 10pm, and at the moment we're just playing a full ...
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How to make a well balanced diet?

There is so much bogus information on "how" to eat that its overwhelming. So i have a couple questions. What would the perfect diet look like (not carrying about actual type of food just its make up)? ...