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Breakfast before or after jogging?

Provided that I'm not hungry, should I eat breakfast before or after a 30-minutes morning jog? Update: There are many answers detailing opinions -- thanks! If someone could supply evidence supporting ...
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How long should you avoid eating before running a 5K?

If the race is early in the morning, is it unwise to skip breakfast beforehand? How long should you avoid eating before running a 5K? I normally finish in twenty-one minutes, and the race is at 8:...
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Should I eat before my run?

I have heard conflicting advice about whether to eat before running. Some have advised that it's better to do the cardio in a fasted state. This usually involves running in the morning without ...
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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 it true that you can eat anything you want within 15 minutes of working out without putting on weight?

A friend of mine told me that you can pretty much eat whatever you want within about 15 minutes of a big exercise session without putting on weight. I can't really understand the science behind this. ...
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How long should I wait to exercise after eating?

How long after eating should I wait to exercise, or does it not matter? I am mainly talking about cardio, not weightlifting. I am trying to lose weight, not gain it, and in large amounts.
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Is there any way or need to empty your bowels before excercise?

I try to not take large meals for at least 12 hours before starting, yet abdominal exercises still can make me feel unwell and go to bathroom. Is it normal? Or should I reconsider my diet? Does ...
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Keeping my metabolism high

I am looking for some diatary ways to keep my metabolism high, especially between meals. What kinds of foods or supliments can help keep your body processing long after you've consumed them? Ideally ...
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At what point do I start to burn muscle on a calorie deficit diet?

If I'm on a calorie deficit and trying to burn fat, at what point do I start burning muscle instead of fat? How can I be sure that I'm eating enough to minimize muscle loss, but remain on a calorie ...
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Where to find nutrition information for general foods?

Counting calories is one thing, but trying to keep track of things like fat, protein, fiber, and carbohydrates are just as important in a good overall exercise plan. It's not that hard to find ...
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Do raw eggs contain protein inhibitors

I have read on other nutrition forums that raw eggs contain some protein inhibitor that prevents humans from digesting the protein correctly. They say when you cook the egg it destroys this inhibitor ...
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How long should I wait with eating after an exercise?

I hear sometimes that after running you should wait with eating for 30 or 40 minutes (may be the metabolism is still in fat burning mode?). What is the reason for this advice? How long exactly should ...
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Fruit juice or water? [closed]

Can water be replaced with fruit juice? So instead of drinking a certain amount of water daily, would it be better to get your H2O from fruit juices? Edit 1: How about veggi juice?
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Concentrated calories in a small snack as energy boost before gym

I typically eat a big lunch around 1PM and work until about 6:30-7. I get home around 7:30, and after a few domestic errands, go work out. The problem is, by that time I am typically hungry yet I ...
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What is the best thing to eat before a long bike ride?

I am doing a 75 mile bike ride in a few days. I wanted to get some advice on: what to eat the day / night before? What to eat the morning of the ride (the ride starts at 8 AM) anything else to ...
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Quinoa: red or white, which is healthier? [closed]

What is the healthier quinoa (assuming they are different)? What are the various health benefits of each?
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How quickly is a banana assimilated? [closed]

I've read up a little bit on the digestion of foods and understood that even the simpler foods (such as bananas that are very popular in sport nutrition) can take up to an hour to digest. So my ...
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Teen Calories/ Workout

I am a 16 year old boy. I work out for 15 minutes daily (intense cardio and about 50 pushups), and I am mildly active. I have read online that I should be eating between 2000 and 3000 calories a day, ...
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How to manage inflammation in a resistance training program?

How does inflammation present itself in a resistance training program (I'm currently using Starting Strength)? If it is catabolic (I am asking because I suspect it is), how can one lessen its effects ...
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What can I eat to get more protein at breakfast time? [closed]

I'm looking for some different breakfast items that have more protein so I can stay full longer until closer to lunchtime. My typical breakfast includes some kind of cereal (a whole grain type, not a ...
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Good clean bulking meals

I've been clean bulking for a long while but after eating the same things for a long while it gets hard to keep eating it every day. Do you guys have any advice on meals with many complex carbs, ...
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Food diet off balance

Every day i ride 20km to work with my bike. Then when my work is done i do those 20km again. I'm doing martial arts 2 times a week and try to get 4 power workouts a week to gain some muscle. I do ...
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The Honey Diet - Why doesn't it work? [closed]

A while back I stumbled upon the honey diet. According to the "inventor" you should take 1-2 tablespoons of honey before going to sleep. It's supposed to help reduce stress hormones, increase fat-...
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What are the optimum foods and supplements for beginning runners?

I plan to start a running routine using the program listed here to improve my overall fitness. What foods and ā€“ if applicable ā€“ supplements would be recommended for beginning runners? I.e. a "...
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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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Milk+honey helps gain weight?

Iā€™m currently working on gaining weight to my body. I just want to know, adding honey to milk will helps for gaining weight or not? Some said, adding honey with hot milk and cold milk differs from ...
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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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Following the Glycemic Indexes theory? [closed]

The Montignac Method is some sort of "diet" and "food recommendation" that has given me great results in the past, but usually the food alternatives offered in the book, tend to be overly complicated ...
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Beginner in physical fitness, need tips and advices

I am 18 years old, 174 cm tall, 60 kg weight male. I am very skinny, and haven't trained for ages. Last few years I've been living very unhealthy way of life - spending way too much time in front of ...
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Digestion and getting fitter [closed]

I've found that an obstacle to getting fitter is bad digestion especially when it comes to working out the belly area. When I worked out for a year or more I felt great but my stomach probably didn't ...
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Alternative sources of potassium to the banana?

I have started working out recently and my muscles hurt to say the least. I heard potassium helps with that and that bananas are a good source of it. The thing is that I hate the taste of bananas. Is ...
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5000mg Taurine bad?

I just got my new Whey/Caseine/Egg protein supplement which also contains 5000 mg Taurine per 100gram. I am planning to take this supplement on a daily basis (as breakfast with some milk and cereals) ...
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What are the most common mistakes in using a food tracker such as MyFitnessPal? [closed]

Which are the most common mistakes people make when using a food tracker such as MyFitnessPal regarding making entries and utilizing these? How can we avoid them? EDIT: if you can think of more ...
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making a 70 kg fit body with proper muscle toning

Myself 21 years old male. I used to weigh 76 kg (height - 174 cm which is still same) earlier 3 or 4 months ago. As a matter of weight reduction and muscle toning(specially chest and abs)...I started ...
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What should I eat before team exercise to maintain energy?

Sometimes when I play football (soccer) I get incredibly light headed similar to when I'm really hungry. What is the best type of food I should eat before playing a team exercise, preferably ...
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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 ...
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Difficulty to eat healthy food and weight loss

First of all a couple of background lines to my question, so you can better understand what I am talking about. I am a 31 y.o. man, working pretty much all day at my desk, with little-to-no-time at ...
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Why am I gaining weight?

Over the past couple of months, I have done several tiny improvements to intake lesser calories and burn more calories. For example: breakfast with cereals instead of two multigrain bread slices ...
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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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Food to take in before jogging

I basically jog for 30 minutes just after work at about 9:00 pm, before dinner. I sometimes have a full lunch at about 3:00 pm, but most of the time I have some fruit because I reach the office at ...
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How to keep energy up while on diet

I have started to change my diet and attempt to become more healthy with the goals of being in much better shape, becoming healthier, and feeling better overall. With this in mind, I have done my ...
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Does food temperature affect absorption time and efficieny?

If I consume equal amounts of (say) mango, one in frozen chunks, the other at room temperature, will I digest them at different speeds? That is, will they have a different impact on my blood sugar ...
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Does heat affect the macronutrient breakdown of cooking fats?

I keep a close watch on the nutritional content of my food for weight-control purposes, and I don't know how to account for the fats I use when cooking. For example, I've been accounting for butter as ...
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What's a good snack or meal to have before weightlifting?

When I haven't lifted weights in a while, I often get nauseous during my workout, usually causing me to not finish it. I read that eating properly before going to the gym may help avoid this. Has ...
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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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How do you keep yourself from being hungry all the time and snacking? [closed]

I started working out again because I'm getting in bad shape and I can feel how out of shape I've gotten the past few months. I signed up at the gym and have no problem going there to workout after ...
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Diet suggestions please?

I am ripped. I did 2 hours of hard workouts/weights every day with a strict diet for 6 months. I am currently now doing weights about 5 times a week for 20-50 minutes and usually an hour and a half of ...
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how long does it take for food to convert to fat? [closed]

If I ate two pounds of food and then was immediately there after subjected to a hydrostatic body fat my suspicion is that that food would not count as body fat since it wouldn't have had the chance to ...
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Is my current lifestyle of biking, eating well, and spend lots of time at a computer.a healthy one?

I think I'm an healthy person. I eat vegetables and fruits everyday (or I try my best to). I also avoid eating meat whenever possible. I ride my bike more than 5 hours a week and I walk 15 minutes ...
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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 ...