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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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Best way of eating after exercise for reducing belly fat [duplicate]

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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Does not eating fat reduce my chances of getting fat?

If I don't eat fat, and eat only other things, for example protein and vitamins, then does this reduce my chances of getting fat? In other words, I will never be fat even if I don't do exercise?
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Are calories the only important aspect of a diet?

I've recently started using apps like MyFitnessPal to calculate the amount of energy and nutrients I consume and do some simple number crunching for me. However, all these apps seem to be focused on ...
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High or low glycemic index between training?

I am currently doing a lot of physical activities and I'm in doubt what kind of carbs I need to ingest to avoid exhaustin mid-training. In my mornings I usualy lift weights (for this, my nutrition is ...
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Low Body Fat Energy Levels [closed]

I follow a paleo-style diet and eat 3 big meals a day with occasional snacking on fruits or nuts. In addition, I exercise, both cardio and weight-lifting, 5 days a week. Ever since getting on paleo, ...
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Coconut milk or normal skim milk? [closed]

Question For a balanced sportsman doing crossfit (1x to 2x per week), should I drink coconut milk or diary skim milk? Background As a sportsman trying to have a defined body and the energy to ...
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What should I eat so I'm not feeling hungry anymore while consuming as few calories as possible? [closed]

I'm looking to lose some percent of bodyfat again but the biggest problem I face is that I'm hungry all the time. I'm still working out 5 days a week btw. So this is what I'm looking for: Get rid ...
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How does Vo2max dieting differ from normal gym more endurance-training dieting? How much intake is enough?

This is my second week of vo2max training where each week has 2 rest days. I train the whole body during the week. I need to eat a lot. If I am not eating enough, catabolism wakes me up. I already ...
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Effect of protein intake on muscle recovery

"Protein shakes" and other high-protein dietary strategies are believed by some to improve muscle recovery times after workouts. However, there is some opinion to the contrary: that protein intake ...
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Maitaining current form

I'm interested in maintaining current physical form with minimal training time, including situations with forced breaks from training. Usually I train 3 times a week for about 80-100 minutes, most 3-...
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Weight loss stopped (even gaining a bit weight) [closed]

I've started excercising and following diet to lose weight this January. I weigh 110 kilogramms now, and I was somewhere around 125 before. I've lost the first 10 kgs in one month, now nearly nothing, ...
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How to calculate your RMR accurately?

For a couple of months I'm trying to get leaner, therefore I'm logging my overall food intake in order to keep a constant amount of calories deficit. I'm a male, 22 y/o, 186 cm/6'1", 82 kg/181 lbs. ...
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Impact of weekly collossal cheat days

I know a guy who follows a very strict diet and trains regularly, but once a week he will have an extremely indulgent cheat day (5,000-10,000 calories, typically ice-cream-based). How does this ...
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Should I change my diet based on rice and vegetables? [closed]

I'm a very busy person so I can't spend an hour a day cooking things, so six month ago I made a method which consisted of having vegetables already cut in the fridge and every time I need to eat I ...
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Diet chart to gain 10-12kg weight [closed]

I have gone through many questions on this site and others, but, I can't find exactly what exactly I'm looking for, so, I am asking it again here. I am a 23 year old male. I am trying to gain at ...
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How to increase BMI and gain weight in a healthy way? [duplicate]

What are the best foods and exercise for quick weight gain? what are BMI increasing diets?
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Can weight lost be sustained through exercise influenced metabolism changes?

Background: This question was prompted by a few comments from user:michael Reading through a recent New York Times article related to the subject prompted me to prove further into the topic of ...
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I am trying to lose fat but keep fluctuating between losing 5lb and gaining it back a week later

I really don't know what I am doing wrong this time. I am going to the gym 5 times a week (every workday). I am eating 1600-1700 calories (TDEE recommended I eat 1800 to lose weight). And I am being ...
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How to avoid muscle loss when doing prolonged cardio (around 15 days in a row)?

I know this question may seem irrelevant since there are many good answers addressing it, for example this one. However, the questions and answers I found are all about losing muscle while regularly ...
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Is there something that I'm eating that is causing weight gain? [closed]

I'm mostly asking this question to make sure that there isn't something I'm overlooking. I've been eating a fairly specific diet for about the last 6 months - mostly because I like it - and I've ...
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I need help making a diet / meal plan for [Exercise Regime]. What do I do?

I have general fitness goals: Lower resting heart rate, low bodyfat percentage, good BMI, healthy skin etc. How do plan my diet to achieve this when combined with my general fitness exercise regime of ...
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What's the reason for bulking up?

There is a popular fb page that represents bodybuilders in my nation , admins always speak about how you should eat lots of food to pack on muscle mass.They actually recommend that people should eat ...
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Want to get in shape [duplicate]

Guys I want to get in shape. I want to know how can I reduce belly fat. I am of 5ft 3 inches. Having a weight of 70 kg. With a lot of fat on my belly. I am 22 years old. I want to know what workout ...
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Recoving figure after eating unhealthily for a period

I have had visible abdominal muscles before. After eating unhealthily for a period of time I want to get back to my original shape where my abs are visible. My goal is to have visible abs by ...
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Snack time, protein or carbs?

I have finally come back into meal prep mode, and before I never actually gave thought of the order of my snacks or if it matters at all, I usually have a protein or carb snack with some green tea. ...
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What are the benefits to eating immediately after exercising?

A friend, who is one of our planet's elite athletes, explained to me that it is best to eat immediately after exercising. He said that there is a short window after exercising where the body can use ...
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Protein shake for children? [closed]

I have a 10 years old boy, who is a 'picky eater'. It's almost impossible to get him to eat any big meal during the day. He usually eats a small bowl of oats or toast in the morning, one cheese ...
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How do I adjust diet to the exercise cycle

Say you train hard for lean mass gain once a week+/-. How should you adjust your diet through the week? Assume fat-loss is a goal, but not direct fat-loss from exercise. (How should I eat around a ...
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Calorie deficit to weightloss: evidence-based model

The accepted wisdom for converting a daily calorie deficit to resulting weight loss is roughly 3500 kcal to half a kg, with the amount of weight loss getting smaller with body weight. However, I'm ...
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What is a good training program for a beginner/intermediate mountaineer/rock climber?

My goal is to use the gym to get in shape for mountaineering and rock climbing on my vacations. I don't have access to rock walls or mountains so I try and use what I have: a gym, and running routes. ...
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Will this method make me lose weight and reach my maintenance goal weight? [closed]

I am guessing that I eat(or ate) too much (before) and that is why I am obese. What I eat include a Asian diet with occasional eating out. It also included regular snacking until about a year ago ...
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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 ...
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Coping with a Lack of Access to Healthy Food & Lifestyle Changes

I would describe myself as an "ex-athlete", having done athletics for the bulk of my years up until age 18, culminating in very demanding training for my crew team (3+ hour cardio sessions and weights)...
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Daily routine to lose weight, but I'm actually increasing weight. How do I fix it?

I am a relatively fit guy (180 cm, and normally 81 kg athletic) and a few weeks ago I started a daily routine to lose fat and gain some core muscle. I train martial arts so the goal is to get faster ...
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Is whey protein good for losing weight?

I have recently been trying to lose weight. I walk up to 20 km a day and I usually lose more calories than I eat. Walking is my hobby and I walk for around 3 hours a day with no breaks. I was ...
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Bulk or cut? (pics)

I don't know anymore. Info: 20/M/165(75kg)/6'1/16%BF(omron fat loss monitor). I've been dieting since February (175lb/79kg), and began losing weight two weeks later (when I bought a food scale). I ...
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How to lose fat fast and healthily?

I want to lose some belly fat, get six-pack abs and look good naked. I want my muscles to show. Im of an average build, a bit too chubby to my liking. What can I do to achieve my goal? What pitfalls ...
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Weight loss plateau

I am desperate. I've always heard that when you hit a plateau you can adjust your workouts or your eating habits. I've done BOTH, and seen absolutely no progress in my weight loss. I started out at an ...
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If weight gain is based on calories, why doesn't everyone just eat junk food but less than they burn? [closed]

So all I am planning on eating is cake, ice cream, soda and candy because I heard that if you burn more calories than you intake you still won't gain weight; is this true?
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Is my diet or workout more effective? [duplicate]

I have been something of a workout addict for around three years, and while I saw minimal weight gain, I've seen large variances in my body makeup in the last 3 years. Depending on what I was into at ...
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What will be best breakfast post 10K runs? [closed]

Currently am running 6K but planning to go for 10K. I am doing it on concrete surface 5 times per week and there are no options available for me regarding surface.I am gonna take care of my body ...
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Should I not eat before sleeping even If I workout in evening?

So I have read that we should not eat 2-3 hours before sleeping. If I workout in the evening, does that apply to me too?
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Recovery lifestyle such as training scheduling and dieting for gluten-intolerant endurance runner?

Gluten-intolerance has surprises such as supplements with gluten, non-gluten products with gluten-contamination and non-absorption of necessary building products such as proteins and vitamins to the ...
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Why milk is not vegan? [closed]

I asked the same question to many persons but none of them gave me a satistfied answer. If you want to say milk contains BACTERIA thats why its not vegan then every thing in the world would not be a ...
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Can one with a poor diet gain muscle if they work out?

My diet is healthy, but I am wondering just for the heck of it if a person with an unhealthy diet that lifts weights can still make gains in muscle mass or not. That is my question. Thank you.
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Best exercise to lose belly fat fast

I have had a couple of lower back surgeries in the past but I'm okay to do any activity. During the last 10 years I have gained a little more weight around the mid section but have been actively ...
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Eat more or less to lose 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 diet plans on Google. Amazing to know that different sites have different diet plans. One ...
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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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How to eat healthy and maintain weight while travelling / being on vacation?

My situation is I am really trying to get very fit and loose weight. When I am home, I am doing really well. I follow a pretty extreme diet, which basically has become a lifestyle. All is well, and ...