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i nearly fall asleep during the day - why? [on hold]

I'm 20 years old, a software-developer and during the work, i sometimes nearly fall asleep while reading or writing Code. When I was a child i had an iron deficit so that was my first thougt. So i ...
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Chewing refined grains - good or bad?

I know I probably have misunderstood something about the whole digestive process, but one concept still remains unclear to me about it. They say that chewing is good, as it predigests your food into ...
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How to improve my weight loss efforts?

Thanks for taking the time to read. I have joined my local gym and am currently on a mission to loose weight whilst also building core strength and fitness. I like bodyweight exercises, free ...
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Getting leaner but staying healthy

I am on a 12 weeks transformation program and I passed 6 weeks. Vascularity has started to kick in, weight loss is happening, legs muscles can be felt esp quads and claves. So I guess belly fat is ...
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How many pounds of water retention will be caused by 2300 mg of sodium?

When you gain five pounds in one day people always say "water retention from sodium" and undigested food. To see if this is plausible, I want to get a sense for the scale of the effect. Suppose you ...
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What is the effect of alcohol on the body?

What are the effects on the body due to alcohol? Should I simply consider it as a carb in my macros or is it different (worse?) than that? I’ve been bodybuilding for a year and a half and I haven’t ...
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Eating 6 time a day, how? [duplicate]

Any of you probably now, that if you want a good muscles, then you need a good supply (it's an pretty obvious truth), so to gain mass it is probably good to eat six or even more times a day (I meet ...
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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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Diet on Starting Strength - Should I eat the same on my rest days as on my workout days?

This link gives a nice outline of the diet on a training day - but I can't find any reference to what one should eat on a rest day (i.e. since SS is a 3-day workout, what to eat on the other 4 days?) ...
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Whey protein consumption leading to Celiac disease? [closed]

My age is 21. I am 5' 4" (162 cm) and weighed 42kgs when I started hitting the gym back in the first week of May. A couple weeks later, as recommended by my dietitian, I started consuming the Dymatize ...
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Ideal Human Nutrition for athletic ability and longevity

I am an athlete (competitive running accompanied by yoga, calisthenics, and swimming) seeking the ideal diet. I've been advised to adopt diet plans ranging from Veganism to Paleo, Whole Food Plant ...
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Almond Bread vs Gain Based Bread [closed]

When almond bread breaks down in my body, do the carbohydrates turn into sugar? I know that any grain based bread when breaking down in my body, will turn the carbohydrates into sugar in my body.
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Adding Whey Protein to fitness goal

Some background - Its been around 8 months since I have been exercising regularly, I am 178 cm tall, used to weigh 52.4 Kg when I had started, I have increased to 57.8 till date. Though I was advised ...
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Insulin secretion treshold [closed]

Does insulin is secreted all the time (even when i eat tiny amounts of carbs/sugar) or only when blood sugar reaches a certain treshold? I cannot find any good info on the net about this thing.
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Coffee with sugar after cycling (or any cardio)?

There is ample discussion on the internet suggesting that we need carbs after exercise (for example here and here). The second link also shows contradicting answers: complex carbs vs simple sugars. ...
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Vegan trying to build muscle: how much protein should I eat and how can I get it?

First I want to say I know absolutely nothing about food or nutrition. So please write in terms I can understand. I am 18 years old and I exercise in order to help in building muscle. My weight is 53 ...
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What to drink during a triathlon

I'm doing my first triathlon and I'm wondering what to have in my water bottle during the bike ride. People will be handing out plain water during the run. It's this weekend 1500m Swim, 40km Cycle, ...
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Need help for workout, supplement and nutrition [closed]

I need some help with my workout routine, supplement guide, and nutrition program. Current: Weight: 151 BF: 19.4% Target: Weight: 160 BF: 10-12% Workout: I have been working out by my self for ...
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What's the easiest way to hit your macros?

I've been seeing a personal trainer for a few weeks, and he recommended I start trying to get my diet under control if I want to see any serious weight loss. He suggested I shoot for the following ...
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How do pre workouts provide energy?

After doing much extensive reading and self learning I've always been under the assumption that the only things that can genuinely give you "energy" are macro nutrients since the body can utilize them ...
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Breakfast on Morning of Race

I'll be doing a triathlon next Sunday with the beginning of the race at 8:00 am. I'm going there as an amateur, but I've always been a competitive guy so I'll do my best to perform well. I've been ...
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How much protein per muscle mass?

Earlier topics such as Protein: How much is too much? acknowledge body mass but not muscle mass. I want to steer attention from recommendations in terms of body mass to muscle mass. I cannot ...
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Are too many carbohydrates proven to be the cause of many diseases? [closed]

Dr. David Perlmutter states that one must eat a high fat/low carb diet in order to protect his brain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJIJ0gyCoRY. I was wondering if there is any research that shows ...
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Research that says exercise counteracts bad diet

I remember glancing at an article saying that exercise can counteract the negative effects of diet. I was wondering if anyone has the links to that body of research.
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How to fill body with energy before climbing?

I go climbing on Sundays (starting at 2-3PM). Climbing is a very energy-consuming process and I need to have my body filled with energy, so I don't feel irresistable urge to eat after couple of hours ...
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I exercise daily but my weight is not decreasing

I am a 25 year old female and my weight is 141 lbs (63 kg) and my height 5.3 feet (1.63 m). I want to lose 20 lbs (9 kg). My current traning and eating: I do yoga for one hour in the morning ...
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Cycling, fitness and nutrition help?

I used to be a long distance runner and cyclist about a year and a half or so ago (~10-15 mi/day) at 6:30 pace. Weighed 118 lbs 5'6" 18 y/o male. I joined engineering school and lost that running ...
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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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How can I get more “toned”?

Some background: I'm 6'1 and weigh approximately 152 lbs. I want to be toned (muscular and cut). Not big, but I want my muscles to be showing even when I don't flex. I especially want a six pack. ...
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Mitigate workout exhaustion

When I had a really intensive training session (weights), the day after I'm so exhausted that I can't do anything the whole day. I can't even concentrate, so my work performance (desk job) degrades to ...
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How to replenish only electrolytes during long distance running

As an endurance runner, I have long runs both on Saturdays and Sundays. So far I drink either water or Gatorade. If I drink only water on a 2-4 hour run, that is supposed to burn some fat. However, I ...
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Will Coffee increase the growth of white hair? [closed]

I am curious about white hair: A friend told me that drinking coffee and tea would increase the number of white hair. There is a similar claim on the English Pravda site: Among other reasons of hair ...
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How to gain height after 21 years?(am racewalker)

I am a racewalker and need longer legs! I am 21 years old and my height is 5'5". I am really concerned about my height. I do stretching daily and I have gained 1cm in 1 month. Can you please help me ...
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thyroid gland and bodybuilding

I've talked a litte bit with an old bodybuilder and he says to me : "If you really want to gain weight you must stop eating 'sugar' and milk before arround 5pm," by sugar he meant fruits etc "because ...
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Will whey makes me lose muscle ?

Okay I'm 17 and am a sprinter on my high schools track team and we do INTENSE workouts I was thinking about taking whey protein shakes after hearing my friends suggest it . But I've heard it makes you ...
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Are carbs the enemy?

It seems like everyone's saying to ditch carbs to lose weight these days. Is there any difference between cutting carbs vs cutting fats or proteins?
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Should I avoid bread, noodles and other starches the day before fitness activities?

When I used to run track my coach would tell us to eat a bunch of spaghetti the day before a big race because it would give us energy. Recently I ready a study that said whenever you eat complex ...
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Could a specific nutrient deficiency cause lightheadedness when losing weight?

I'm currently using the Slow Carb Diet to lose some weight. I find that it works well, but I plateau often. I'm trying (and succeeding but ever so slowly) to get under 15% body fat. Been doing it a ...
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Impact of Marijuana on training

This one has been bothering me for a while. Because of the strict diets, almost nobody who's training is allowed to drink any alcohol. A couple of my friends have turned to marijuana to get that ...
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After going to the Gym I feel really hungry!

Is this normal or not, also I go after I leave work at 5pm and I feel really hungry even after dinner, but this is only when I go to the gym.
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What should i do to run 6 miles in 1 hour

I am fat, overweight (85 kg, 28 Years, 5ft 9in). I usually eat lots of rice. I am vegetarian, do not take alcohol, sleeps at least 8 hrs daily. I want to run 1 hr to cover 6 miles ( in order to ...
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Any authoritative references on nutrition? [closed]

This year my wife any I dedicated the year to really getting in shape. Nutrition has become a significant topic in our lives and we're struggling to find a decent resource of nutritional information. ...
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Protein to calorie ratio of beans and pulses vs meat and fish?

I do some weight lifting so I would like to have a fairly high protein diet. However id also like to eat a bit less meat, fish and eggs. I know that nuts, seeds, beans and pulses are the best ...
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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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Medium-Chain Triglycerides for weight loss?

I have recently heard of several use cases of Medium-Chain Triglycerides for somewhat rapid weight loss. Seeing this seemingly corroborated anecdote got me started down this thought process. I then ...
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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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Is it better to take protein supplements before or after a workout?

I've heard all kinds of things said about this. Is it more effective for muscle building if you take protein supplements before or after working out? Some say that it is better before; others say ...
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Body building and gaining weight [duplicate]

I am 20 age and my weight is 52 kg I am so thin like skeletal I want to gain weight and how I can make my body please help me
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Carbs to increase weight without increasing fat?

I lost 8kg of fat in the past 6 months. I used to eat rice with some meat and fried things and I've replaced this for meat and vegetables. Now I'm trying to increase my weight, but without increasing ...
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How and what to drink for 30 min to 1 hour runs, avoiding the marketing hype

From a different question I learned that I probably need more electrolytes during running. I currently run 30minutes in one go, possibly increasing that in the future to up to an hour. So far I drank ...