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Eating before workout

My coach tells me that I shouldn't eat before going for a swim session. But I feel hungry during the session. The routine I follow in the session is: 1 to 2 hours of Jogging and Floor exercises(own ...
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How (much) can a metabolism slow down?

Always when you read about diets, you also read a warning saying that a too small calorie intake will slow down your metabolism. However, I can't find any sources explaining what exaclty slows down ...
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Nutrition plan for weight gain

I have been training for nearly 2 years now. I started first at age 15 in gym for about one month but stopped because I didn't know how to train back then. When I turned 16 I got dumbbells and only ...
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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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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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Should I eat before a workout or just during the day

I've heard several theories regarding when you should eat, especially protein. Eat carbs before a workout and protein in a "window" of 30mins after a workout. Eat through the day. so that in the end ...
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Change in eating habits from Half Marathon to 6 mile

For a half marathon I spent the week before carb loading and hydrating. I'm running a 6 mile soon and would like some 5Km races too. How should I change my diet for different length races? Should ...
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Does uncooked oatmeal get less absorbed by the body? [closed]

When I properly prepare my oatmeal, that is by boiling and cooking it for roughly a minute, it really burdens my body to consume it. I feel fatigued an hour after eating it and my stomach feels heavy. ...
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What to do before a 5k? Race day advice

What recommendations (fact-based, if possible) do you have for pre-race to ensure optimal performance? Warm up is a given so no need to mention that. But what about nutrition, hydration, rest, etc. ...
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How much carbs the day before a marathon?

I'm running my first marathon on Sunday. I read on the internet that you should eat 4 grams of carbs per pound the day before the race. At 185 pounds, I would have to eat 740 grams of carbs! Does ...
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Carb Backloading

A friend of mine has sent me a book by John Kiefer on Carb Backloading that seems to be an interesting premise. Basically - it looks like it's the foundation of ketosis but you’re allowed to eat ...
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Running, eating less but not losing weight?

I've been running for the past month and a half and watching what I eat for the past three weeks. I started out at 77,1kg and have been stuck around 75,5kg for the past week or longer. I've ...
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Do you have a post training window with regard to eating any foods? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it true that you can eat anything you want within 15 minutes of working out without putting on weight? My friend and I were having an argument where he was saying ...
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How do I lose Weight when I weigh 345lbs?

I am a mother of five children. I have always been a big girl since about the age ten. When I reached the age of 15 I managed to only be 25 lbs overweight. Once I got further along in high school, ...
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BMR+Harris-benedict equation: case of negative output

I was using the BMR and Harris benedict equations. I got a negative result when i used the following information just by curiosity: Age: 80 Height :1feet 0 inches (ie 12 inches) weight :22 pounds ...
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What is starvation mode?

I lift weights but sometimes I'm so tired I forget to take dinner because I end up asleep in bed after showering, then I go without eating until next day's lunch time. And I feel light headed before ...
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How often should one eat to stay physically fit?

I've heard people claim that one should eat small meals every 4 hours (some people even go as far as waking up in the middle of the night to do this), While others advocate a daily fast of 16 hours ...
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Post workout carbs

The general advice is that after resistance training you should consume plenty of simple carbs to spike your insulin level and thus help getting nutrients to your muscles (and to replenish your ...
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what is the best thing to eat right before a workout?

I have two related questions: What is the best time to eat before working out and what is the best thing to eat to get a good workout? Same question for post workout (should I eat immediately or ...
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Calorie calculations for weight reduction

When trying to calculate how much I should eat for weight reduction what should the base calories be based on? My current weight or my goal weight? I'm 5'8" at 240lbs wanting to drop to 180lbs or ...
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How much fiber should I (not) eat?

Many nutrients consumption recommendation come in % of calories per day. One should not get more than 30% calories from protein to avoid kidney overload ; One should get around 30% calories from fat ...
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Does boiling time change an egg's nutritional content? [closed]

(source: wikipedia) Is there any difference between nutritional content or digestibility of half-boiled eggs (the white is still runny), soft-boiled and hard-boiled eggs? Please explain
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Should I Eat Before or After Lifting

The title kind of says it. If I plan to left weights in the morning should I eat a high protein meal the night before or the night after?
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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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Excessive caffeine consumption effect on heart/body

Each day I drink lots of coffee and energy drinks (redbull 355ml cans). I go to gym 3 times a week (on evenings). Are there any effects on my workouts? I stopped drinking any caffeine (at least from ...
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Naturally increasing my Metabolism

I see all kinds of commercials on the TV about how to lose X amount of weight in Y amount of time, and how this old guy looks surprisingly like this younger guy, even though he's not supposed to. My ...
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Abs are built in the kitchen, but what about obliques and lower abs?

I've made some major changes as to what I cook within the kitchen, such as using Coconut Oil, substituting in sweet potatoes, etc. But I've, as of so far, haven't seen much improvement/visibility in ...
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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 – if applicable – supplements would be recommended for beginning runners? I.e. a ...
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Can I get sugar and electrolytes from natural sources, as opposed to goo, during a race?

I'm a long distance runner thats not really a fan of all the goo type products. I'm curious if there are any natural sources of concentrated sugars with the right balance of electrolytes for long ...
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How to prepare for a race?

8 weeks ago, I asked this question: how to run sub-45 10k. Well, I've been training a lot and my race is on Sunday (in 2 days' time.) What / when should I eat in preparation? Do I need to ...
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Are there any reasons not to blend different types of protein powder?

I am normally very reserved towards food supplements in powder form, but after reading a bit about protein supplements, I decided to try it out and decide whether or not it's something I am willing to ...
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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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Shelf life of whey protein?

I am looking to purchase some of this whey protein. My diet is fairly high protein anyway, and I plan to consume two portions of the powder on lifting days, which are roughly every other day (with ...
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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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How early should I eat before Hockey training

I have just started playing hockey, and it is in the evening. So it is after work (about 02:30 hours). I usually get cramps when doing training, so: How long before training should you eat? What is ...
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Should a post-workout protein shake count in my macros?

I'm in the process of creating a new diet plan with http://www.eatthismuch.com/ however I'm unsure with workout days if I should be intentionally eating less calories to account for the ones I'm ...
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Starting Strength: How do I know when I should cut?

I've been bulking since I started lifting (Starting Strength path, two months in) but have started wondering this week - when do I cut? Is this purely when I can no longer stand the fat that ...
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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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Why does the glycemic index of a carb NOT affect exercise performance?

I read an article on SimplyShredded that claimed that the type of carbohydrate doesn't matter, but rather only the amount of carbs matter to bodybuilders. In the following excerpt, the author claims ...
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Is it necessary to eat fewer carbs in order to lose weight?

I'm using DailyBurn.com as my guide/tracking system for losing weight and I always seem to hit my recommended carb limit for the day really easily. I really like eating rice, pasta and bread. To put ...
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Nutritional Label dont reach 100% total when adding all component? [closed]

When i read a lean Ham nutrion fact label (In france) i see (roughly): For a 100grams: Protein 21g Glucide 0.4g Lipides 1g This doesn t add up to 100grams.. So what is the rest ? (Almost all label ...
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Books for learning about strength training and nutrition?

The topic of strength training and nutrition (with respect to fitness) is undeniably complex. As a result of the topic's complexity, there have been many bad books and resources produced over the ...
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Am I taking too many vitamins and supplements?

I'm hoping to get some insight on the vitamins and supplements I'm taking. I'm afraid I'm taking too many or taking them incorrectly. Am I doing myself good or harming my body? First off, I am 21, ...
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Does exercising at different times affect the amount of calories needed per day?

Just wondering if the time of the day when you exercise affects how many calories you should consume for the day? So I am essentially wondering is, if I change my training time, does it change how ...
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Eating fruit before, during and after meals [closed]

I've read a lot of opinions stating that fruit should be eaten well before a meal, and not during or after the meal. There are variations saying to eat fruit on an empty stomach, only in the morning, ...
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What other changes should I make to my weightraining plan and diet to continue losing belly fat?

I was once over 181 pounds and for my body type I was tipping on the scale of very fat to obese. I started to do lots of cardo and watched what I ate(but never dieted as I knew if I diet I won't be ...
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Are quick recovery supplements worth using?

I've seen a lot of drinks which seem to be protein shakes with extra carbs and probably some other bits in them specifcially designed for quick recovery after cardio. Do these actually work or is it ...
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What is the differences between DotFit bars and PowerBars?

I am wondering if anyone can tell me the difference between DotFit bars and PowerBars? The gym I go to sell these bars but in supermarkets I see powerbars and not sure if they have different purposes ...
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Good breakfast to regain concentration and energy after a morning workout?

I work as a programmer. Recently I've been going to the gym downstairs and doing half an hour of pretty intensive rowing before work every day. The problem is that I feel completely wiped out ...
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Does weight lifting burn calories?

I've started following this weight lifting routine and have adjusted my intake of protein to suit. Should I also be eating more calories in general or do I only need to think about cardio for this?