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What you eat, when and why.

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Opinions on my Workout/Diet plan

Please don't hurt me if I am making mistakes, its my first time posting. I started "Operation Christmas" last week. After loosing 10-15 kg (down to 80kg) over the last few months with ...
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What happens to water retention in caloric deficit

I found two contradicting views on what happens with water retention in a caloric deficit: Water goes down because in the caloric deficit we use up the glycogen which binds water Water goes up ...
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Question about the time needed for carb loading in bodybuilding

I am preparing for a photoshoot on Sunday, and have been depleting my carbohydrates and drinking a lot of water while doing glycogen depleting workouts this past week, as I see is often suggested ...
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On Caloric Surplus [closed]

I am a 6’1” 19 year old male weighing about 81kg on average, I regularly exercise (4-5 days a week weightlifting) and have a fairly physical job. I am on my feet lifting things around nearly every day....
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Good diet plan for 16 yr old active boy (carbs and protein) [closed]

Recently I have been wanting to get more in shape, and I was always pretty fit. However doing a lot of research, I noticed I only do exercises, but in terms of food and dieting I have never even ...
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Is the protein deprivation method backed by research? [closed]

It seems that nowdays anyone who has worked out even for a little bit, suddenly he becomes an expert and writes a book about diet and fitness. One such case is the protein deprivation method. I have ...
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How can I adapt a weight loss diet to take into account intense mental work?

I'm a software engineer, and when I get home from work, my hobbies are generally intellectual. So you could say that in a typical day, I do a full work day of intense intellectual effort, and then go ...
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What are some studies about the optimal diet plan for muscle building? [duplicate]

Most fitness magazines and sites advise to eat 6 times per day and consume huge amounts of protein, usually 1 gram per pound, but I have seen suggestions like 2-3 grams per pound which is way too much....
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How to maximize benefits when doing regular fasting?

Because of religious stuff I'll be fasting from around 5 AM to 8 PM meaning 15 hour a day for a whole month, I was thinking I should use this to lose some weight (85 kg, 177 cm) and specially belly ...
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Why does the FDA recommend only 50g of protein for an adult male?

I have seen in a number of places that in order to maintain muscle mass you should eat something like 0.8-1g of protein per pound per day. Like the person in this question, I'm finding that I really ...
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Re-gaining strength at calorie maintenance

So from 2013-2017 or so I ate a lot of food and did strength training. I got a lot stronger and bigger. I did not count my calories. I'll call this point A. Then I got a DEXA scan, saw that I was 19% ...
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Bulking up in maintainance calories

As an intermediate individual in fitness with decent bit of muscle definition and body fat, I was hoping to bulk up. However, I fear that with with a surplus I might end up gaining unnecessary fat ...
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How can I achieve a body that is skinny but ripped? (Model body, Swimmer body)

I have recently been working out lately to begin a career in modeling, and I was curious as to how I can achieve a bigger body than what I am currently at right now which is around 135 lbs and a low ...
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Diet to increase muscle mass [duplicate]

I am a person who weighs 77 kilos, my height is 1.75 and I go to the gym 5 times a week and my goal is to weigh 80 kilograms, could you recommend a diet in which I can increase my muscle mass ...
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Can 3000+ callories cause diarrhea?

I'm eating over 3000+(eat mostly buckwheat, rice, pilaf, pork, pork chops and boiled eggs). And I'm taking a few supplements(nitrobolon and hmb by Trec). Can something in my diet cause diarrhea or ...
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Does steaming a vegetable change its amount of macronutrient absorption? [closed]

Anecdotally, over the years I've noticed that eating nuts vs eating peanut-butter has different effects on my weight-loss progress. While whole nuts seem to be minimally processed by my digestion and ...
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How can I out-train this bad diet? If I can't, what modifications can I make to my diet to push more weight?

Not sure if this is on-topic: a request for diet modification to help improve strength. If not, please advise on what to edit. Is there something I can change or add to my current diet (without it ...
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Do the rules of thumb “keep it simple” and “eat a lot” and such necessarily hold true for older lifters?

tl;dr: I’m 36; working out (weightlifting) is “something I also do with my life”; I’m not keen on dramatic lifestyle changes due to feeling chronically overwhelmed finding time for work+chores+gym+...
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Why do I feel extremely hungry on some days as opposed to others? [closed]

I'm currently trying to keep my calorie limit around 1500 calories a day in order to lose some weight. I've noticed that on some days I can easily maintain this, even after a tough workout, while on ...
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What was the macronutrient ratio of early humans and primitive tribes? [closed]

I have lately been trying to get into a diet and there are so many confusing and contradicting information everywhere. From Keto (90% fat) to Mediterranean (25% fat) to Low fat (< 10%) diet, all ...
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How to gain muscles and be fit with low testosterone?

I am male,35 years old, 75 kg (with a lot of fat around the chest and belly), and 180 cm. I have been doing Karate for 20 years since I was 7 years old. I was very fit but after my back injury (I have ...
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Need advice for diet beginner

I recently decided to do fitness and diet more seriously.I am a male 31 years old - 183 cm - 77 Kg I don't know my body fat but since the confinement, I gained 4 Kg and no exercise during this period ^...
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Why do so many professional strength athletes eat tomatoes?

If you view the "what do I eat in a day" videos on youtube of strength athletes like strongmen (e.g. Eddie Hall) and powerlifters (e.g. Stefi Cohen) then it seems like almost all of them eat ...
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How does losing fat and gaining weight work? [duplicate]

Can gaining weight whilst losing fat mass be a plausible thing to do and if so, how does it work?
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Bulking shake review / suggested modifications? (17 yo)

I am bulking and have crafted a shake that I drink 2x a day. Does this shake provide accurate nutritional value for bulking? What should I add/remove? The shake: 1 banana (105 cal) 3 packets of ...
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How to get rid off from Pectus Carinatum aka Pigeon chest through diet and workout

I am about 21 years old and I have pigeon chest disease about 3-4 years ago. In start I can not even notice about it but time to time I felt really ashamed to pull off my shirt in front of any people, ...
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What's up with my body?

The attached profile images are views of my body from a few angles. I've been living with this body for a while, but it wasn't until a couple of months ago I really started to question myself. "Why is ...
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Exercises and diets to reduce waist & chest size [duplicate]

I have bigger tummy and male boobs. I'm ready to follow some serious diet and I can spend 2 hours for gym exercise. When I was searching for diets. I feel Keto or Paleo diet can help me I guess. ...
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I don't think I can lose fat

Okay, so my title was probably exaggerating. However, I have a variety of questions regarding physical fitness that I would love to be answered! I am an 18-year-old university student studying ...
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Are more expensive Protein powders worth it? [closed]

Protein powder in general is very helpful in supplementing extra protein intake, especially during a caloric deficit. I typically buy the cheaper stuff since I'm a student, and I never really thought ...
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Is a meal plan necessary for building muscle?

Many fitness apps have personalised meal plans. However, I am wondering whether meal plans are actually a good idea, as they might not match your dietary requirements. Would it be better to stick to ...
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Protein diet meal help

I'm trying to add muscle (from weightlifting) whilst getting rid of fat (from long walks cardio). I've been advised to consume 300g of protein a day. I usually have 3 meals (breakfast , lunch, dinner)...
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Jogging before eating vs. after eating?

I am going to change my daily night diet plan, from 1 hour running after dinner to 1.5 hours walking before dinner So which is better for the diet purpose? Does walking under starving(without ...
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EATING DISORDER ALERT: Should I keep cutting or increase calories and allow more food freedom as a maintenance goal? [closed]

I'm 24, pretty active female (workout 6x a week and cardio 4x a week... spinning, power jump class and stair machine) and I'm 12,5% body fat by the caliper (5,2ft, 119lb... total 15lb of it being body ...
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Why don't people get fatter even faster than they do? [closed]

Americans are overeating by at least 300 kcal/day on average, according to some sources: Twenty-five years ago, the average American consumed about 1,850 calories each day. Since then, our daily ...
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Diet to loose excess fat that includes raising the metabolism in the morning and fasting until lunch (2pm)?

I have a bodybuilder friend who is also a military fitness instructor. Since I am mostly sedentary (in front of a PC) kind of person and quite overloaded with work, I have obviously gained weight. I ...
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Macro ratios accuracy

I've gained 30lbs this year by eating a lot and training a lot. Now I want to put on another 20lbs by the end of the year. To be sure that I'm not increasing my body fat percentage, I'm trying to plan ...
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What kind of anaerobic exercises should one avoid during lower back pain?

So, I went to an orthopaedic because I was experiencing lower back pain for several months and got an X-Ray done. The report says that my L5 is sacralised, L4 has spondylolisthesis, and a mild forward ...
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How to prevent or mitigate DOMS [duplicate]

So I realize that DOMS isn't really bad. It comes from working your muscles in a different way. But assuming I'll be doing the same workout either way, is there a way I can prevent sore muscles? I'...
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What type of diet should I do to get a six pack

I'm a 16 year old boy who weighs 140lbs and I'm skinny but not unhealthy skinny and was just wondering what I should be doing to get my abs to show
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Why does every calorie tracking app give a different target calorie count for the same goals?

I'm trying to improve my diet and exercise more. My personality is one that responds well to number-juggling systems, so I'm thought I should try those calorie-tracking apps you can get on smartphones....
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How refined sugar intake affect the exercise results?

I am doing regular exercise like jogging & stretching from last 3 month to lose extra weight my BMI is 28/29 and lose 2 Kg, I am not following any diet plan. One of friend suggest me to stop ...
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Do people with slow metabolism tend to gain weight (fat) if they stop exercising?

So, my height is 5'4" and I weigh around 83 kg which gives a pretty bad ratio of BMI. My Triglyceride level is 238 mg/dl (desirable amount should be <160), HDL Cholesterol is 31 mg/dl (borderline ...
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Seeking advice on having a more feminine body as a male (Without hormones)

Good day; I would like to ask what sort of diet and exercise you'd recommend for me to achieve having a more feminine figure being a man? I'm around 280Lbs so far so I know my first step will be to ...
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Is casein suitable for long hours of fasting?

Say I’m doing an intermittent fast of 6-8 hours. What should I have just before the fast? The assumption is that casein will take a while to digest but will it make the fasting any easier? If so, how? ...
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Vitamin D vs vitamin D3 [closed]

What is the difference between vitamin D and vitamin D3 ? In terms of complement and effects on the metabolism / body ?
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Is that really good for the body to eat a lot of small meals instead of three regular meals?

It is often explained that bodybuilders eat many small meals a day to have a regular intake of calories and macronutrients. I wonder if this is really good for the digestive system to have a full ...
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How should I feed my wife?

My wife is frequently very busy with school, so I end up doing the cooking mostly. Problem is that I am the kind of guy who can lose weight very easily and my appetite usually scales with my activity ...
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Can you gain size without correct eating plans/schedules?

As the title states. Is it possible to gain muscle if for example I eat 80% of the recommended calories and protein etc.. and I don't eat before/after the gym would I ever build muscle? I do follow ...
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Eat before or after night gym sessions

I have a new job in a new city and I am still trying to calibrate my schedule so all my activities could fit in. I usually finish work arount 6PM and after I got home (around 7:30 PM), I go to the gym ...

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