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Food is what we eat to give us energy and nutrition.

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Is there an upper limit to the maximum amount of natural sugar I'm allowed to eat a day to stay physically fit?

As far as I can tell, there are two types of sugar, natural and added. With added sugars, the answer seems obvious: Zero added sugar is best, but maximum is 25 grams for women, and 37.5 grams for men. ...
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Protein is 4 kilocalories per gram. Does this value account for the thermic effect of food? [closed]

I have read that protein is actually 5 kcal/gram, and with the thermic effect of food, it becomes 4 kcal/gram. But I have also read that protein is 4 kcal/gram, and with the thermic effect of food, it ...
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Drugs or foods that make physical exercise attractive, that facilitates the start of exercise?

I exercise every day, but it is hard thing to start doing it - I should do some 10-20 minute meditation before it, I am procrastinating things to delay the start of exercise, all thoughts about the ...
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Bulking on a high fibre diet?

I'm trying to bulk up at a target of 3000 kcals per day. I'm using huel powder to meet 1600kcals (so about 4 shakes per day); the rest comes from real food. I've noticed that I'm having to poop about ...
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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 much macronutrient do we lost w.r.t the body activity?

I'm currently developing a (personal and non-profit) web app where I store and make stats from nutrition and activity data. In this app I enter every single meal I eat or activity I do in order to ...
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How do you interpret the provided calories over food packages?

I have started to track the calories which I receive in each meal. I have chicken filet which you can find an image of it below. It claims in each 100g of it, there is only 22g protein and 3g salt, 5g ...
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inflammatory and anti-inflammatory food table

To avoid sports injuries anyone knows if exists (book, ebook, internet..) a nutritional table (detected by recent scientific studies) that lists the inflammatory and anti-inflammatory power of each ...
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Do nutritional facts take into account the inedible parts of certain foods? [closed]

I was wondering if the caloric values of leftovers of certain foods (may the best example be bones, when eating chicken) that are never eaten, taken into account when calculating nutrition values of ...
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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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Can substituting beets with other nitrate rich vegetables to improve athletic performance?

Beet roots have been known to improve endurance and reduce oxygen consumption during exercise. Can other nitrate rich vegetables produce similar effects? Studies seem to focus mainly on beets for ...
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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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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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Can't progress any further with my trainings!

I have been doing this program for quite some time now. There is a bit of progress in terms of technique but my body seems to be unchanged for the past 3 months. In other terms I do progress a ...
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how can i combine fitness and diabets together ? how can i be a professioal athlete? [closed]

Doctor's said that you cant exercise anymore , now i see nacho ( REAL MADRID F.C midfielder ) can play football as well as anyoe else , in high rate and grade , although he has diabets since he was 12 ...
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Why is cheese considered to be unhealthy even though one slice of processed cheese averages at around 50-60cals? [closed]

One reason I can think of is the fact that for the cheese slices that I occasionally buy, 41/50 cals come from fat. But for an overweight person (me) trying to lose weight and eating healthy+working ...
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How to calculate muscle and kg needed to obtain your body type you wanted [closed]

i am 23 years old.I have a body like this https://imgur.com/a/GXDYbTj .I am 1.81 inch,72 kg.I want to obtain like this https://imgur.com/a/6cxeV7t.How much muscle kg should i add?How can i calculate ...
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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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Buying readymade healthy food

I know these two terms don't go well together but I need advice on how to pick healthy foods that I can simply buy and eat. I hate cooking and I live in a temporary accomodation where the kitchen is ...
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How long would it take for a skinny man to get fit and 6 pack? [closed]

My info: Man. Age: 28 Height: 174 cm (5' 8 ½") Weight: 50 kg (110 lb) Waist: 71 cm (28") I really want to get fatter fast and also fit.
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Fit a good workout into the lunch hour?

I get the typical 1 hour for lunch each Monday to Friday. How can I schedule/structure a good workout which doesn't tire me out for the afternoon and lets me take it flexibly, as I don't necessarily ...
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Do Avocado and Bacon Fat Cancel Out? [closed]

If I eat avocado and bacon, does the good fat from the avocado cancel out the fat from bacon? pls.
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Push Ups vs Dumbbell

Which is more effective, Push Ups or Dumbbell in gaining strength and muscle? How often should I work every week? What should I eat to gain fast?
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Should I use workout supplements to decrease food amounts?

Some background: I have been working out in the gym for more than a year now after previous experience of 3 years during high-school. Also I have been running for 9 years, used to run half a marathon ...
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How to fill collar gap?

I have gap between my shoulder and collar, what exercise I should be doing to fill the gap. In other words, I don't want my collar bone to be shown, how to cover them with muscles. I picked a photo ...
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Undereating not hungry [closed]

I log my food intake on CHRON-O-Meter and it comes out with 1500 calories. I am a 15 year old who is 180 cm tall and underweight, borderline healthy. However I am rarely hungry. Is this alright? Ps. ...
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Diet balance between family and health [closed]

I live with my family who eat a regular western diet (or maybe slightly healthier becuase of me). They eat few and eat mostly storebought. They are not interested in being healthy. That's fine ...
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Am I eating too much fat? How healthy fat help to lose weight? [closed]

I am now following a healthy eating cookbook by a body coach. I am doing an HIIT training routine he has suggested for 20 minutes, 4 times a week. The confusion I have is the amount of fat I am ...
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How can I plan my diet from scratch? [closed]

I want to plan a new lifestyle. My goal is to lose some weight and get healthier. I think this is the time for me to make some self-progress. Is there anything I should keep in mind or know before I ...
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How strict should one get with their diet to lose belly and hip fat?

I am 6ft and currently weighing 83Kgs. I keep fluctuating on this weight from 82 to 85 kgs. I was 95kgs and managed to lose 13kgs with running, gym and rollerblading and skating. I also made some diet ...
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Is a tiny dinner okay? [closed]

My staple is Matta rice as a native of India. I eat the most at lunch. I regularly go 9 hours between lunch and dinner with a coffee in between, which I cannot do with any other food. I recently ...
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Energy shortage before workout

I am 22-year-old software developer that started with fitness one and a half year ago and I am looking for some advice. Some info Starting weight: 86 kg - 189 lbs Actual weight: 73 kg - 160 lbs ...
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Ammonia in sweat from workout - Protein (Muscle) Loss? [closed]

I workout early in the morning for about 1 hour. Recently, I've begun noticing ammonia like smell on my towel. I researched and found out that my body is burning amino acids to provide energy during ...
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Is it possible to achieve an athletic physique with my diet?

I've seen different questions about getting in shape like the importance of age, or how long to workout, or similar questions. However, my question is about food. I recently started going to gym with ...
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Is it healthy to eat cereal-like food instead of rice or pasta each meal five days a week? [closed]

The pantry in my workplace has various kinds of cereal-like food, which might contain some dry berries or bran or ..., and look good. It doesn’t offer beans, pasta or rice. I know cereal-like food ...
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What are the most common mistakes in using a food tracker such as MyFitnessPal? [closed]

Which are the most common mistakes people make when using a food tracker such as MyFitnessPal regarding making entries and utilizing these? How can we avoid them? EDIT: if you can think of more ...
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Is there something that I'm eating that is causing weight gain? [closed]

I'm mostly asking this question to make sure that there isn't something I'm overlooking. I've been eating a fairly specific diet for about the last 6 months - mostly because I like it - and I've ...
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Food to take in before jogging

I basically jog for 30 minutes just after work at about 9:00 pm, before dinner. I sometimes have a full lunch at about 3:00 pm, but most of the time I have some fruit because I reach the office at ...
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Fried eggs and boiled eggs, which is better for muscle build up? [closed]

I want to build a muscle body, and heard I should eat eggs, but I don't know if I should eat fried eggs or boiled eggs, is there any suggestion?
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Best alternatives to whey?

I don't have access to whey powder. What's the next best alternative food-wise for building muscle?
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How do you keep yourself from being hungry all the time and snacking? [closed]

I started working out again because I'm getting in bad shape and I can feel how out of shape I've gotten the past few months. I signed up at the gym and have no problem going there to workout after ...
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Difficulty to eat healthy food and weight loss

First of all a couple of background lines to my question, so you can better understand what I am talking about. I am a 31 y.o. man, working pretty much all day at my desk, with little-to-no-time at ...
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Why does my whey protein make me feel so awful? [closed]

I have been taking a simple whey protein suplement after weight training recently, but I am having a strong reaction to it. Every time I eat/drink it I start to feel amped like I've had too much ...
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Where can I get nutrition information about food? [closed]

I am plannign on making an app that uses nutritional information about food, but finding good and reliable sources in the Internet for it is proving to be a challenge. Every website displays ...
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What's a good snack or meal to have before weightlifting?

When I haven't lifted weights in a while, I often get nauseous during my workout, usually causing me to not finish it. I read that eating properly before going to the gym may help avoid this. Has ...
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Which one of the following types of fat/carb. intake is worse? And why? [closed]

I'd appreciate if you could please answer my question regarding fat and carbohydrate intakes in human body: Let's say I take 100 grams of chocolate in one single day, and then don't take chocolate at ...
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Simple Diet Advice?

I am off work for 2 weeks soon. I am not doing much (saving money really!) so I would like to use this time to focus on the gym a bit more. I have been doing Stronglifts with added cardio 3 times a ...
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Is fat gain directly proportional to number of calories consumed for the same substance, or does it taper off. [closed]

My intuition tells me the following: Let's assume on top of my regular diet, I eat a cupcake and as a result of eating that cupcake I put on 50g of fat. Now lets let's assume instead of eating one of ...
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Consuming Spirulina with Wheat Grass [closed]

I maintain a pretty healthy life style and I exercise 6 days a week as follows: I run at least 3 days every week totaling to 20Kms. And, on other days I do PullUps,Push UPs, sun salutes and light ...
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Is my meal & workout plan suitable for losing fat and gaining muscles? [duplicate]

The below list is not exactly how I usually eat but approximately correct. Furthermore, I've used calories calculator to check their calories just to help you give me better recommendation. In ...