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You should give a keto diet a try, I used to eat low carb a while ago while losing weight and I felt like even if I got hungry, I didn't get worn out mentally like you often do. Could be that your blood glucose levels don't fluctuate as wildly on a keto diet, but that's entirely speculative. Give it a week, the first days you'll feel like you can't focus ...


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If you are having only one meal a day and if you really want to use protein powders instead of healthy natural foods, then you definitely need to choose egg white powder protein because it will be digested slowly, releasing a steady level of essential aminoacids during hours into your blood. Casein protein powders are the second best option, they are still ...


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It is absolutely impossible to eliminate body fat in "only one place". Lifting weights has no connection to eliminating body fat. Lifting weights makes your muscles larger (which is totally fantastic) but has no connection to eliminating body fat. The only way to eliminate body fat is via diet. Body fat is simply caused by eating carbohydrates, which ...


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Protein shakes are fine to drink without working out but this probably will not contribute to any muscle building if that is what you are looking for. It will probably add to your body weight in general. If you do work out, it is a different story where the protein will greatly contribute to your muscle building which of course will depend on how much stress ...


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I can't say what is and isn't safe for you. You should see a nutritionist. However, in general it is safe to consume protein powder. If you believe you are not consuming enough protein, than that is exactly what the protein powder is for. Most people that feel they need the extra powder require more protein because they are working out frequently, but ...


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Sure you can drink a protein shake even if you're not working out in a classical sense — like doing some heavy "macho-stuff" at a gym or something — but walking definitely counts as "physical fitness" type of exercise too. Proteins are just basic building blocks our body needs for normal functioning, and most certainly not just for the "reconstruction" of ...


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Entry level 5K training involves very little caloric consumption overall. Plenty of strength athletes are doing ~10 miles a week just as a part of basic conditioning. If you move to half marathons then you need to start being more careful. From the Couch-to-5K website: The final workout! Congratulations! Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 3 miles ...


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Based on your objective of fat loss whatever diet you follow should result in a caloric deficit of some sort. What that means for you will vary based on how much exercise you get both in a strict sense (at the gym or on the track) and a broad sense (do you sit at a desk all day or do you herd cats for a living). Seeing that you want to gain muscle mass your ...


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Hormones are responsible for losing weight, not all but it is one of the culprits. What is the type of hormone is really the culprit? There was a time that I was contemplating why somebody eats a lot but gain no weight and I who eat less gain more. As I was looking for answer, it leads to hormonal factors. For some reasons, disciplining and eating what is ...


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You're not the first to wonder that, have a read of Santorio Santorio page :-) To quote Wikipedia: For a period of thirty years Santorio weighed himself, everything he ate and drank, as well as his urine and feces. He compared the weight of what he had eaten to that of his waste products, the latter being considerably smaller because for every ...


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You exhale about 0.4 pounds of carbon atoms each day, which you can't keep track of. See also http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/2605/how-does-mass-leave-the-body-when-you-lose-weight .


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If you weighed all of your food during a week you would be normal. If you weighted all of your collected excrement, urine and sweat* you have bigger issues than a physical fitness regime could help with. * "And blood, don't forget blood"


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Your first and biggest mistake was expecting visible results after just a month. Whatever results you do gain over such a small period of time, are going to be invisible to the naked eye, simply because you see yourself in the mirror too often. It seems to me like your diet is good, if you're trying to bulk. I.e. gain weight, both in terms of muscle and ...


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First off, don't place too much value in your identification as an ectomorph. It belongs to a very old, and debunked myth about somatotypes. Now, the point of creatine isn't to gain a permanent weight increase. The point of creatine is to improve muscle recovery between sets by increasing their susceptibility to water, and thus their durability and stamina. ...


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Looking at your stomach isn't very reliable, since it can be affected by water and food. To determine wether ones fat percentage is decreasing, it's better to look at ones muscle separation. When one loses fat, muscle separation increases and appears in new places, same goes for vascularity. Vein on your bicep getting more distinct? Then you're losing fat. ...


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If you have lost 5 pounds and you have worked out, your belly has most likely not become bigger. I will wager it is in your head. Do measurements of yourself. You can't judge small differences by looking in the mirror. Keep up eating clean and dieting.


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I'm not able to find a source right now, but I remember reading that it's only possible to oxidize a certain amount of fat per day, when going over this limit, you will start burning protein (muscle) instead. For a regular sized person, it's about 500kcal/day, fatter people can burn more of course. This means that you can burn about a kg of pure fat in two ...


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I agree with above answers that there no way to target belly fat. But four keys that control stomach fat are exercise, diet, sleep, and stress management. With a regular routine exercises such as walking, jogging and other cardio exercises, approximately 20 minutes per day. With a proper and balanced diet, a good sleep and a decrease of stress in your life ...


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Use some calculator to calculate your macros, a simple one like this There are three major macronutrients, or macros for short : Protein, Carbohydrates and fats. Using the macro calculator you can calculate how much of each do you need daily. Fill those needs, and you will lose weight, if that is what you want. Use a site like myfitnesspal to track your ...


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Your belly can consist of three things: Internal belly fat, this will be fat behind your abs, around your organs, very unhealthy. External belly fat, how thick are the folds on and around your belly? The fat you can pinch is under your skin and thus external. Gas, does your belly vary a lot? Try eating less gas producing food (vegetables, mainly) and see ...



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