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Questions tagged [diet]

What you eat, when and why.

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Effect on Calories required when working out

This is not specific to myself but it's something I'm interested in. So if you download one of the fitness apps and it says enter your details etc... and for example it says to lose weight you need to ...
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Why is some alcohol consumption healthier than no alcohol consumption? [migrated]

All the time I see content online that says moderate alcohol consumption is good for you. Some even say it is better than no alcohol consumption. Other times there is conflicting information that says ...
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Don't see much difference in size

Been working out for about 2-3 months. Doing stuff like gyming, weights, cardio like running and jogging. Dropped to 93kg from 105. I was about 33% body fat when i was 105, although i'm not sure what ...
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What should be the caloric value while trying to gain muscles

I have started going to gym and its been 5months. I was not following any particular diet plan but I have now prepared a customized diet plan for myself. My body weight is 80Kgs. I go to gym 5-6 days ...
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Diet Plan- Eating Time Matters?

I got a shredding diet plan from a professional, and he advises that i should Eat every 2-3 hours, Does it really matter what time i eat as long as I eat what i am suppose to?
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Cheap Alternatives to Meal Prep

A well known fact in the fitness world is that a big portion of results come from dieting. Now, I know what foods are healthy and which ones aren't. That's not an issue for me; however, I seem to have ...
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Diet/Weight gain for Skinny guy with belly [duplicate]

My question is specific to my food diet and it isn't a direct duplicate of this question I'm 5-11 and weigh about 60kgs. My body is extremely thin and I recently I noticed a belly and it's pretty ...
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How do I know whether my diet is good or whether it's total crap?

I'm trying to gain muscle and become fit without getting too pumped up. I've made this diet and my question is, how do I check if my diet is any good? edit 1: My warm meal isn't included but that ...
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Diet Plan for Building Lean Muscle

I’m new to weight training and my overall goal is to gain lean muscle mass and get rid of fat. I have incorporated cardio and strength training into my program, but need help with the diet. I’m a ...
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How much of a surplus is reasonable? (Help for a new weight-lifter)

My name is Sean and I am pretty new to weight-lifting. I've been trying to get healthier for the past few months, and for the past month or so I have been trying to get more experience with resistance ...
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Nutrition and fitness

I have been doing 5×5 Stronglifts three days a week with the same number of running days on the rest (from lifting) days. I have, for a long time, consuming the following type of diet and activity, ...
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Am I eating too much or too little?

Question: I am a 24-year old male. 147 lb. 5’ 11”. 12-14% body fat. I eat about 3315 calories per day. Am I overeating or undereating? Context: I used to be very skinny at around 121 lb. I started ...
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Burning belly fat alongside building muscles. What is the diet to be followed? [duplicate]

I am 24 yo male. My height is 1.68 meters and my current weight is 81.8 Kg. In order for my B.M.I to be 25 or under, my weight has to be at the most 70 Kg. A lot of my weight is concentrated near ...
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Recommendations on an ALL-ROUND Program

I need some expert advice regarding the all-round program which I have decided to follow religiously, please point out any discrepancies. Goal: To build muscle and lose fat. (possible, please see) ...
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Question about getting in shape for holiday - diet question!

So I am off on on a sunny holiday in 4 days. I have been hitting a low carb diet for the last 3 weeks and keeping my training up (lift 4 days/ week and cardio 3 times a week). By low carb diet I have ...
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Should I eat a lot of calories while doing musculation if I already have some fat?

Concerning musculation, and as I see some fat on my hips and on chest, should I eat more calories, or my muscles can get calories from my current fat (which can be calories if I am not wrong) ? Is fat ...
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How to run 1 hr/day 6 days/week without getting acne from carbs?

In 2009 I trained for and ran in the NYC marathon. My training had me running about an hour a day, 5-6 days a week. While training I noticed that the long runs would make me crave carbs, and I would ...
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what are the science backed micronutrient requeriments for a lifter?

I'm tired of seeing in labels that a product has a percentage of my daily need of a micro, but I know those percentages are not real, in most of the cases the 100% in label doesn't even meet 10% of ...
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Diet for Muscle Building and Fat Loss

I'm a 5'10" male at 190 lbs. Some of this must be from muscle, but there is still a significant amount of fat I want to eliminate. I'm doing StrongLifts 5x5, believing that it will give me the muscle ...
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Need help finding a pre-run meal [closed]

So I've been working out a lot within the last couple months. Most of my cardio has been elliptical, stationary bike, rowing machine and basketball. I've felt a ton of progress in my conditioning and ...
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Lazar Angelov: 90 Days meal plan

On Social sites, I am usually seeing and ad in which a bodybuilder (who happens to be former basketball player) is offering a meal plan for 90 days, which will help to reduce weight and get back in ...
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How do i change my diet so I can workout in the morning

A few months ago I joined the gym and I went to the gym's nutritionist to prepare a suitable diet, but she prepared in a way so that I workout during the afternoon. But now my schedule changed and I ...
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Short Timeframe Health

I am severely obese - 180cm and 108Kgs for a 21 year old male - approximately 25Kgs above my 'safe' level. Adverse affects are increased tiredness, mood swings, trouble breathing when performing basic ...
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M/18/5'5"/105lbs (1.6m/48kg) I want to gain weight [duplicate]

I want to gain weight and muscle so I need a good diet. Unfortunately, I get full too quick and I don't know what to do to eat more. My goal is to reach 55kg. What do you guys think I should do?
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What happens if you overeat on cheat day?

I've been exercising and dieting diligently for the last 2 weeks and I've lost 1lb and 1 inch off my waist so far. Today, however, I had a 1.25lbs (560gr) ribeye steak (weighed raw) with about 2 ...
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Intermittent Fasting: When to Workout

Anyone using intermittent fasting know if there is an optimal time to workout (morning vs mid day vs evening), especially with an 8 hour eating window that's in the latter half of the day (say 2-10)? ...
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Does eating sugar before sleeping reduce muscle regeneration and growth?

I was very underweight most of my life (BMI 15-16) and gained a bit of weight (BMI 18.5 now) during the recent months via training (at home) and eating more. Most of that gained weight is apparently ...
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Easy alternative to chicken breast? (or extremely practical way to prepare and eat it?) [closed]

I'm struggling with my diet because preparing chicken breast is a total hassle for me, so I've been trying to find a good alternative to it, something that would be as easy and quick as possible to ...
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Does dieting and workouts mix well?

I recently started to diet so I could loose some weight. My main question is if I diet and do some workouts for targeted areas will I loose fat or not? I am not looking for muscles I just want to ...
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How can I improve my diet and exercise routine?

I'm a student who has struggled with my weight since I went off to college, particularly during my sophomore year. I'm a 5'11 male, and I would guess my starting weight as I entered college was around ...
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Is this an adequate diet/exercise plan for weight loss?

I'm a 25 year old male currently weighing 235 lbs (~106 kg) and I am 5'9 (~175 cm). For the majority of my life has been sedentary, I have never consistently exercised for any significant period of ...
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Do you need a variety of foods in your diet? [closed]

Is a variety of foods necessary to your diet? When exercising to lose fat or build muscle, nutrition is like 80% of your results. I understand that you need a lot of protein to support muscle growth, ...
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Which diet at begining of musculation on bulking period?

I started musculation and I did only 3 sessions for now. I want to gain muscles so basically I've started by having 4200 kcal per day and having 3 trainings per week. I am more or less a skinny fat (...
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How to train musculation during a fasting period?

I've just finished my first musculation session. But I am a little bit affraid about my diet in a futur period, In 2 months, I'll not be able to eat till night during one month, so no breakfast, no ...
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Why do muscle gain articles focus on total calories rather than protein for skinny high metabolism body types?

A lot of articles on the internet suggest to up the calories intake to gain muscle mass, especially if you are a skinny body type with high metabolism. I am confused, because aren't muscles grown ...
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Cannot maintain macro: Effect of maximizing specific macros [closed]

I am trying to maintain my nutrition at 1800 cal with the following macro ratios: Carb: 40% Fat: 30% Protein: 30% However, at the end of the day, it looks the like the follows: Carb: 32.5% Fat: 42....
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5:2 Intermittent Fasting with daily exercise

I cycle to work weekdays - approximately 10 miles per day. I also do resistance training. For intermittent fasting such as 5:2, on calorie restricted days a common energy intake limit of 600 calories. ...
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Diet plan review

I used to work out and got myself in shape then i was diagnosed with hyperthyroid and because of that my health went down and after that my B12 level went down. Currently my immune system is weak and ...
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What is the Difference between Acetyl L-Carnitine HCI and simply Acetyl L-Carnitine (without the HCI)

I understand the HCI stands for Hydrochloride, but can someone help me further understand which one is better, or what the difference is? Thanks!
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Loose fat, gain muscle simultaneously

I'm a 28 year old man having done weight training on & off for last 5 years, having height 5'11", waist 38" and weight 95 KGs. My goal is to gain muscle and loose fat simultaneously over a long ...
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Is protein shake diet good?

I am 100kg, 196cm tall, 26 y.o, male. I am trying a diet consisting of: Breakfast - Anabolic Protein shake (not mentioning brand intentionally) 564 kCal 53g Protein 81g Carbs 2.6 Fat Lunch - ...
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Should a recreational fitness user with moderate goals go through bulk/cut phases?

I'm a recreational fitness user. I'm 27, 5'11" tall and weigh 173 lbs. I'm probably around 15-17% body fat now. I'd like to cut it down to about 10%, although I'm a bit unsure of what that would look ...
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Is calories in vs. calories out 100% the same for every individual?

It's often touted that body mass is all calories in and out -- that nothing else has any play besides calories. What about things like stimulants with calorie surplus? Testosterone boosters? Different ...
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Protein supplement recommendation based on diet

I am body building along with 1 day cardio but i think that i am not taking enough protein in a day. So this is what my diet is : Preworkout : Milk or sometimes oats with milk After workout : 1 ...
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Is cocoa consumed every day bad? [closed]

I will start consuming cocoa every day based on a diet that I will follow. I wonder if this is good or bad. It is pure cocoa, without sugar.
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How can I lose weight? 13yr old

I'm Emily. So, the past few months I noticed that I gained quite a bit of weight. I know why. I can't stop eating. I try but it's so hard. My diet and exercises only last for a day or two, then I'll ...
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How do I make sure extra calories go to muscle?

I'm 43 years old, 5'-9" and 145lbs. I'm currently eating a bit light, lifting light, running and some additional cardio to trim down some unwanted body and chest fat. When I'm done, my goal is to ...
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Sodium - reduce salt from a salty food? [closed]

How to reduce sodium from canned foods? Canned foods such as tuna contain protein but do contain a lot of sodium too. Is there smart way to remove sodium from the food? Maybe by boiling or using ...
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What's wrong with losing more than 6 pounds per week?

I'm a 24 year old male, 154 pounds. My goal is to lose 12 pounds. It's my first weight-losing experience, I've never read anything about it, so feel free to explain the basics. The reason for my ...
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Diet for increasing cardiovascular fitness

I have recently bulked up to prepare for the upcoming rugby season. I put on roughly 9 kilos. However, I need to get fit again and have decided to do some runs and sprint training. Having just started ...