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What you eat, when and why.

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How much protein can I eat in one meal? [closed]

I eat 300-400 grams of chicken fillet per day and I think it gives me about 50-60 grams of protein. But I like to know can I eat all of it in one meal or there is some limitations when eating protein ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...