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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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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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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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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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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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If you consume a lot of protein but don't exercise does it go to waste?

I recently had surgery and have been asked to avoid exercise for atleast 4 weeks. Before surgery I was doing moderate weight lifting and cardio several times a week and consuming 200 grams of protein ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Suggested Protein/Fat/Carb Ratio?

I'm 5'9", 158. Plan on shedding 10 pounds of fat and gaining muscle. I hope to get into amazing shape. (I'm already in shape, but I'm aiming for getting cut!) I'm curious what I should aim for in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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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 the benefit of eating excess calories when strength training?

Is there a benefit to eating excess calories while strength training? Programs like Starting Strength suggest that a novice should be eating many calories in excess of what is needed, and that in the ...
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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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How Antioxidants affects Metabolism? [closed]

I'd like to know how antioxidants affects the metabolism and which ones are essential for metabolism processes.
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Understanding Fat Content on Nutrition Labels [closed]

For most foods that contain fat you'll see Total Fat content and Saturated, Trans Fat, Polyunsaturated, and Monounsaturated fats listed below that. Sometimes the amounts don't always add up. Total ...
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“Negative” Calorie Foods to Renew Energy

Apples, celery, cabbage, and etc. are considered "negative" calorie foods. While I understand that the "negative" portion of that statement is largely mythical in nature, as they are actually just ...
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What can I eat the night before to help me get up in the morning? [closed]

What can I eat the night before I go to bed to help me get up in the morning? My issue is not waking up, or being lazy, nor is it my body being sore. But there are times when my body will refuse to ...
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How to Increase height naturally? Are those ads gimmicks?

I'm 5'6, weigh 137, male and close to be 24 soon. I am not happy with my height. I love sports, basketball, soccer, and others. Being this short have some influence on sport activities I ...
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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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I thought saturated fat was bad, workoutmaster.com says otherwise?

In one of there podcasts they said to stay away from olive oil which has a lot of poly and mono saturates and have saturated fats in its place? Please can someone explain because it's gone against ...
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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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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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What should I eat before/after a workout?

I go to gym almost all days. For every workout I use to weight train one muscular zone and run about 50 minutes (at low rates, about 130/140 bpm). My target is to burn as most fat as I can (I'm male, ...
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National Nutrition Database [closed]

Does anyone know if there is a comprehensive, public and up-to-date database containing nutritional information for food products (both general and brand-specific)?
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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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Is it ok to mix a protein powder shake many hours before consuming it?

As the questions says, I was wondering as I want to prepare a whey shake (with milk) and take it with me to drink later. Does it lose effectiveness and it is important to drink it right after mixing ...
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Beating hunger and managing calories

After I work out (6-7pm), I eat a post workout meal which will largely consist of low GI carbs (like wholewheat pasta or sweet potato), veg (onions, peppers, tomatoes and spinach usually) and a ...
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What is the most effective plan to get abs?

Studies: Show the "bicycle" was the most effective exercise. Shorter weighted ab exercises are greater than longer repetitive ab workouts. Need to know: Is it helpful that a certain percent of ...
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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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How does a muscle grow step-by-step?

I am trying to understand how a muscle such as the bicep grows step-by-step. For example (but not limited to): How nutrients line up? Which are essentials? What exactly do they do? It's hard to ...
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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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Is the book “Wheat Belly” credible? [closed]

So I was given the book Wheat Belly last night which claims that much of the US's obesity is caused by eating wheat - specifically the highly-hybridized wheat we grow these days. Does anybody know ...
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What should your calendar be AFTER you get done with Rushfit?

We made it all the way through Rushfit advanced calendar. Now where do we go? We would like to stay with the same workouts that are on the calendar. Should we start over at the last 2 months, 1 ...
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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 ...