What you eat, when and why.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Is this normal?

Just to introduce myself and add some detail to my question, I am a 13 year old boy. I play rugby, rugby league, soccer and mountain bike usually twice a week. that adds up to 4 days a week of rugby, ...
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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?
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Do you miss significant nutrients when juicing?

When juicing fruits and vegies a lot of "solid" pulp are left over. I was wondering if they contain significant nutrients that might be better eaten instead of drinking pure juice?
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Are you losing fat or fluids if you diet and drink alot?

A friend is on an extreme diet that includes acupuncture (amongst other) - his diet is that 2 days he isn't eating anything (literally) and the rest he eats very little - up to twice a day, 1 portion ...
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What is the difference between the diet and workout regimes of lingerie/underwear models and fitness enthusiasts/marathon runners?

I was curious as to what the difference was regarding the diet and workout regimes of underwear models compared to say marathon runners and fitness enthusiasts. Surely they both monitor nutrition to ...
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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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I need an advice about a training

I'm new here. I'm 67kg and I'm fine with my body, it's pretty normal, but I don't like 2 things. The problem is that I have a hard belly and my bum looks big from a side. What should I eat or do? Any ...
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Which foods increase the insulin production in body ? [closed]

I am doing weight loss of a patient with PCOS. After 3 Kg reduction also (around 5%) she is not getting her periods (menstrual cycle) naturally and so loosing weight very slowly. I got the information ...
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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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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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What happens if don't consume enough fat?

My aim is to build body. I've been working out in gym for past 2-3 weeks now. I train my full body hard thrice a week and 2 hours per workout day. Considering myself "very active" Interactive DRI for ...
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Is this routine and diet good and should I continue doing it?

I started going to a gym a week ago because I want to build lean muscle and stay healthy, I'm 5'6" and 75kg. The coach gave me a beginner's plan, but I'm skeptical about it. I'm not sure if I'm on the ...
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Dietary Preparing for Morning Training

Assume you want to go to the gym 0700 am. Should you drink proteins the evening before the morning? I have tried to take something very short carbohydrates before training like break with sugar and ...
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Glutamine to increase muscle mass through better recovery

My main goal is to increase muscle mass through strength / heavy lifting. I am considering taking a Glutamine supplement and was wondering if doing so will result in quicker and more complete recovery ...
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No carbs before sleep. But how long before?

Facts You need carbs (preferebaly fast absorbing type) after a full on gym session to fuel the muscle and stop the body from losing muscle. It's always recomended not to take carbs before sleep. (I ...
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How should thin people balance the exercise and diet such that they don't lose weight?

My weight is 52 KG and height is 5 feet 5 inches. I have started exercises like rope skipping and brisk walking. I do NOT wish to lose weight. What should be my daily diet for the same? When you say ...
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What amount of excess calories, and in what proportion of macro-nutrients, is most effective to bulk up while doing Starting Strength?

My ultimate goal, as detailed in this question, is to "build sufficient strength to do standard powerlifts (squats/presses/deadlifts) in multiples of bodyweight - e.g DL 3x my body weight, Squat 2x my ...
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Insanity workout - first day failed diet - should I restart or not?

Today I am going to start my insanity workout program but I kinda screwed up my diet on the first day, and the workout is the fit test. Insanity Workout is the famous workout by beachbody.com. It is ...
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Cyclical Ketogenic Diet : type of fats + how many grams of carbs per day

I am going to shift to a new diet : The Cyclical Ketogenic Diet. I read and understood in general what is it about but i have two questions: When they say High fat intake, is it a specific type of ...
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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 my calorie restriction diet having an adverse effect on my weight loss?

After my first question about losing weight and my training, I was told that my diet should be the next step in burning fat. I started to watch out for what I am eating and how much. I used to drink ...
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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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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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Hay diet's effectiveness

Does the Hay diet (essentially not mixing protein based food with carbohydrate based foods in the same meal) actually produce good results? Are such restrictions unhealthy or excessive?
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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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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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How many calories should I exactly eat for building body?

The title is little ambiguous. But my situation puts that into context: My weight 60kgs & height 5'6". I've started weight training for body building for past 3 weeks. Its written every where to ...
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Explaining the difference in nutritional information between very similar bags of rice or beans [closed]

At the store, bags of different types of rice or beans are sold by a number of companies. For a particular type (e.g. black beans), the companies will all usually list the same nutritional ...
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I still have stomach fat despite losing so much weight I can see my ribs. How can I get rid of it?

When I was a freshman in highschool I was 6'1 and 170 ( I had no fat in my stomach and had a 6 pack) and that was my ideal weight. I gained more weight up to 230 or maybe 240. I went on a diet and ...
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Red meat cancer risk after removing adipositas cancer risk

While reading a lot of uncited or badly cited popular science literature, I came across the claim that consuming red meat increases the risk of cancer. Said literature also claims in seemingly ...
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What results will I see, based on the following routine and diet?

I'm a 6 ft tall (183cm) male, who weighs 175lbs (80kgs). I have a very lean build, falling into the "skinny" category. I've started trying to get in shape a little bit more. I don't really have ...
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How do I construct a cutting plan?

As the title suggests, I was wondering how one should go about constructing a proper cutting diet and workout plan? I will be finishing with a bulking routine at the end of August, and I would like to ...
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Did tabata training, now my body looks a bit disproportionate

I did tabata intervals religously for 2 months and the results have been great. I did my intervals on an elliptical machine for 4 times a week running for roughly 16minutes to 25minutes a day. But ...