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Once again, people mistake correlation for causation. Your body is very capable of adjusting, and you won't "retain" water for any longer than it takes the body to process the extra sodium out of the body. It's a very transitory process. If you would like to read some literature, here are two studies, one on acute ingestion of sodium and phosphate, and one ...


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While I agree with Greg, I did some digging and came up with this information: An extra 400 milligrams of sodium in your body results in a 2-pound weight increase. Now, to me, this statistic is questionable, as the author does not site a source, and 2 pounds seems like a lot for that amount, but I cannot find any other discussion which offers a number, so ...


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The problem is, where do I find such a lump of time? I'm a working man. I can't afford to spend a 4 hours in a kitchen each day preparing 6 different portions of food which contain different fixings and 3 different types of meat. Welcome to hard work. It's what we do in order to be healthy and be fit. You know exactly what you need to do, yet you ...


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One of the major things you will notice with alcohol consumption (more specifically liquor) is that: Decrease/Lack of appetite Dehydration This will destroy your gains considerably if you think importantly about nutrient timing. If you are dedicated to your craft, you know that eating every 2.5-3 hours is optimal to maintain metabolism. Once you start ...


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I eat 4000 kcal per day and only one meal is a hot meal that I prepare at home. I eat breakfast at home, then I pack my bread meals for the rest of the day (about 500 grams of whole grain bread bread). Then at home I cook dinner. Today I had 300 grams (uncooked) of brown rice with 500 grams of vegetables baked in 60 grams of olive oil with some meat. And I'm ...


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Lets examine your argument: if you want a good muscles, then you need a good supply (it's an pretty obvious truth) Pretty obvious yes, if you want to be healthy, you need to eat well. so to gain mass it is probably good to eat six or even more times a day Well, those two statements are completely unrelated. A good supply doesn't necessarily imply ...


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It's really a case of an individuals schedule. I pack myself plastic containers each night filled with my food (e.g. grilled chicken/ rice). It really doesn't take that long, around 45 minutes to be packed. And in the morning I just pack it and leave, I can easily find a microwave at work. In your case, your time may be even further contained and I would ...


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A different take on the matter: http://www.leangains.com/2010/07/truth-about-alcohol-fat-loss-and-muscle.html . Not an expert by any means so would be great with some comment on that particular article since it paints alcohol in a different light than what seems to be commonplace among the fitness community.


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Alcohol has many detrimental effects in the body, and you cannot replace carbs with it. Lowers Growth Hormone and Testosterone Inhibits recovery Causes dehydration Lowers muscle glycogen Decreases aerobic capacity It is caloric, but non-nutrient Alcohol has a catabolic effect on protein synthesis; the result is lower muscle mass/smaller gains, but it ...


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Alcohol consumption slows your body's mechanisms for metabolizing fatty acids by interfering with the citric acid cycle (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/87483). It essentially bumps fatty acid metabolism down the priority list. This mostly applied to chronic alcohol use, however. So it doesn't just increase in carbohydrates in your diet, but it also slows ...


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Looks prety decent, but I'm worried about the granola. It depends greatly on the brand, but granola can have an extremely high amount of sugar in it. If you want to build core strength, make sure you don't under eat. Make sure to get sufficient protein (approximately your fat free body weight in kg times 2.5 in grams), and most of your remaining callories ...


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The article suggests getting most of your carbs throughout the day and than adding some pre-workout. If you do a normal sized high intensity workout, you will: Need to be carbed-upp prior to workout Replenish during workout Both require a relative shitload of carbs, that you should probably get as 'fast' carbs from fruit and isotonic drinks. Given the ...


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On off days, eat just the same as your lifting days, just without pre- and post-workout meals. There are more complicated ways to approach things, but don't worry about it. The biggest change I make on non-lifting days is just to eat more and more frequently, since I don't have to worry about a full stomach during my workout.


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If you're eating plenty of vegetables then a multi-vitamin is a waste of money in general, especially with your level of activity. You will just end up passing them out in your urine, it will be bright yellow though so that is a noticeable effect. In terms of protein shakes, I used to take them a lot in my early training career but have since found that ...


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First: celiac disease is an autoimmune response to consuming gluten which is found in wheat flour and certain other grains. Whey protein, eggs, casein etc. do not contain any gluten whatsoever. By definition it can't be celiac disease. However, your symptoms are consistent with an allergic reaction to something in the ingredients for Dymatize Elite. The ...



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