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With the statistics you've given, you're about 6ft weighing 195lbs. You aren't really overweight (based on recommended height/weight from this, this, and this sources ). My recommendation is that rather than focusing on losing weight, focus on building muscles. Based on that, I'll criticize a few things: First, your breakfast isn't completely balanced. ...


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Be very cautious. The key chemical of Jack3d was DMAA, which was pulled off of the market when it was marketed as a nasal decongestant due to "headaches, tremors, and increased blood pressure". The chemical structure is similar to amphetamines and. And no, they don't extract it from geraniums. At the level of the compound in geraniums, they'd have to crush a ...


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First, congratulations for recognizing that you need to lose weight. You've taken the first step. Second, don't plan to "hit back to gym soon and work hard on the cardio." That doesn't usually work. If you can go for a walk right now, go for a 30 mins walk. If not, perform 10 squats. If possible, do jumping jacks (modify it if you cannot lift yourself) ...


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I would suggest you stop your focus on total amounts and have a look at your protein intake relative to your intake of other macro nutrients (fat and carbohydrates). When you are concerned with how much you can eat in a day, it may be worth noting that fat holds much more calories per gram (9) than protein (4) or carbohydrates (4), so moving calories from ...


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184g of Protein does not sound unreasonable to me for someone who is actively exercising. It can be a lot, but it only amounts to ~740 Cal of your daily consumption. So you will need to be eating more than that overall. First, I would check your math. Most lean meat has about 25g / 4oz serving--or as much space on your plate as a closed fist. A chicken ...


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I've also seen numbers in that range, there are a couple things you may consider: LBM (lean body mass) is a much better number to base calculations from because fat tissue has a tiny fraction of the protein needs that muscle has. LBM is not really correlated to BMI. So for an example, if we imagine you have a body fat % of 20% you have LBM = 73.6kg which ...


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I've always heard a good starting point for building muscle is 1g protein per lb of lean body mass (or about 2.2g/kg). Lean body mass is your percentage of bodyfat subtracted from your weight. Take this with a grain of salt, however, because some people may have higher protein needs than others. Anyway, take a 200lb (91kg) man with 20% BF for example. ...


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XX% caloric restriction means reducing your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) by the XX% amount. BMR is basically the minimum calories your body needs to maintain all its natural process. So, if you do nothing at all in a day, your body will burn the calories equivalent to your BMR. This article details how you can calculate it. So if you're using a program ...


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I do not know the specifics of you routine, but there are general rules to consider on training while cutting. 1) lower volume as you are unable to recover when calories are low. 2) High intensity to still promote muscle protein synthesis and prevent unused muscle wasting. This looks more like power workout than hypertrophy to me. I usually do ...


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Eggs are a decent source of protein, and there is no reason to throw away the yellow part, certainly not the cholesterol in there. Egg yolk is one of the few foods naturally containing vitamin D and dietary cholesterol has been shown to play a neglectable part in cholesterol levels. But next to that, the whole theory that claimed a causal effect from high ...


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The yellow part is referred to as the yolk. It's actually not as bad as the rap it gets, although eating 12 egg whites at a time is bit high. But I'll leave that alone for now. A google search for "cheap sources of protein" will give you a whole flood of answers, pretty much all of which are cheap in part because they are whole or less wasteful. A post from ...


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Muhammad, Eat the yolk part (yellow part) of the eggs; it's very good for you. The yolk actually increases the good cholesterol in your body ( this, this) as well as provide a host of other nutrients such as Vitamin A, which helps your eye sight Vitamin B, which is good for your brain, energy, etc Vitamin D for strong bones and good skin Vitamin K ...


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Drink the protein before (on the same day) the exercise. Recent studies are beginning to show that pre-workout protein intake is more effective than post-workout protein intake (source). Wake up about an hour earlier, ingest your shake and go have fun :). What you can do the evening before? Get your gears ready. Don't wait till you wake up. Set your ...


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It is better to drink after the exercise. In my experience if I drink anything but water before the exercise it makes me little sloppy and less focused.


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I'm not completely certain the goal of this question as the order is largely dependent on the individual. To effectively answer the question, one has to make some assumptions: The person had a light/no dinner which makes the person naturally hungry in the morning. Some have heavy dinners in order to skip breakfast. The person needs to empty their bowel ...


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Here's the research - exercising before eating is the best for fat burning: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/15/phys-ed-the-benefits-of-exercising-before-breakfast/ Personally, I've been doing 40 minutes medium intensity workout every day before breakfast for several years. I am very fit, though I consume a lot of sweets, however, if I for some reason ...



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