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Building muscle on low carb diet

I'm 75kg, 184cm 22 year old healthy male and I do weightlifting to build muscle. I eat around 250g protein, 220g fat and 100g carbohydrates. My body seems to react negatively to a lot of carbs so this ...
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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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Eating Saturated Fat along with Carbs in LCHF Diet [closed]

I was doing keto diet for 3 months and I had to quite because of the keto rash. I wanna do Low-Carb-High-Fat (LCHF) with 100-120 grams of carbs, something like (60,30,30) for (fat,protein,crabs) but ...
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Carb intake when following an exercise plan?

In articles and write ups there is an argument for and against carbs when following a workout plan and diet while hitting ones macros. Though it seems that some recommend taking an approach where ...
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Any advice on a 24 hour cyclical ketogenic diet [closed]

I am a 43 year old man. I am 190cm tall and 85kg. I am slim with some belly fat. I am active, I do regular exercise and martial arts. My goal is to improve my general energy levels and sense of well ...
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Flat abs, Feeling tired during the day and hungry at night if I cut my regular diet

I have been trying to reduce my belly fat for the last two years without much progress, I need your counsel in trying to understand what is that I am doing wrong. I also have issues cutting down my ...
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Endurance activities and carbohydrates: when are they needed

Generally, I keep my carbohydrates low, less than 100 grams a day if I can. I do a fair amount of running and strength training. I participate in regional amateur competitions for the same. I'll be ...
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Longevity of Fat Adaptation for Endurance Athlete

I'm an adult male endurance runner, and earlier this year took on a moderately low-carb diet and became fat-adapted. My runs at first were your predictable sufferfest but after 6-8 weeks I got to a ...
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Is LCHF diet the best and easy way to loose fat? [closed]

Does the low carb Atkins type diet really work when it comes to losing fat? Is it better and easier to do than the low fat diet? How long does it take to enter ketosis (nutritional) while on a LCHF ...
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How to Change My Diet When I Add Exercise

I'm naturally built and toned, and I was a swimmer. My arms have retained that, but through college my stomach has put on some weight. I'm now around 200 pounds at 5'10". Some is probably due to ...
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Whey protein intake and side effects [closed]

I havent taken any whey protein, but now im planning to try and i just need to be clear with the instruction on how should i consume them. I have several questions regarding with whey protein intake. ...
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How to proceed with my nutrition and exercise plans to get better results?

I have been intense weight-lifting for 6-7 years and I have stopped doing so for almost a year. I am 32yrs old, 1.86m tall and I weight (now)88kgr. I have never been fat or slim and I can say that I ...
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Food prior to intense cardio

I have recently been on a mission to lose weight and have successfully managed to lose 20 kgs in 4 and a half months via circuit training thrice a week and 8K runs twice a week. I have gone down from ...
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Are too many carbohydrates proven to be the cause of many diseases? [closed]

Dr. David Perlmutter states that one must eat a high fat/low carb diet in order to protect his brain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJIJ0gyCoRY. I was wondering if there is any research that shows ...
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low GI food diet for weight loss

Will a low GI index food diet help in weight loss for a Type 2 Diabetic vegetarian ? I also exercise regularly for my keeping in check my blood sugar levels.
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Can you build muscle when you are on a low carb diet but supplementing with branch chain amino acids?

I'd like to do what most of us want to do; build muscle and lose fat. However it seems almost impossible to do both at the same time. I know that bcaa's are good for maintaining muscle while on a low ...
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Are carbs the enemy?

It seems like everyone's saying to ditch carbs to lose weight these days. Is there any difference between cutting carbs vs cutting fats or proteins?
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Somewhat confused about the midweek spike on the anabolic diet

I have been on LeanGains for the past 3 months, on what started as a cutting diet (but somehow ended up a recomp). So, now I have the following stats: 72 kg (from 76 kg) 162 cm 88 kg deadlift 80 kg ...
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What can a vegetarian eat on a low carb diet? [closed]

I'm a vegetarian and would like to go on a low carb (preferably no carb) diet. Currently I am getting about 200grams of protein from protein shakes and eggs. Until now I have been eating rice, noodles,...
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How to lose only belly fat in 2 weeks

Me: I am 191cm 71kg. I am fairly defined except my stomach. My training: I currently do heavy free weight sessions 4 times a week: chest, back/arms, legs and shoulders/arms. My diet: High protein/...
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Why do I get chapped lips while being on a low-carb diet?

Whenever I'm doing a low-carb diet or even if I just reduce the carb portion of my daily calorie intake, my lips start to dry out. After one or two days they really get chapped and crusty. Lip balm ...
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transitioning into and out of ketosis [closed]

About eight years ago, I lost a significant amount of weight using Dr Atkins' ketogenic diet; unfortunately, I gradually let my food intake slide afterwards. I since gained some weight back, but I'm ...
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The impact of Diet Cola on a low carb diet

I want to lose weight. I have signed up to DailyBurn to keep track of my weight with weekly weigh ins. I was confused over the different diets available (Atkins and Paleo were top runners up), so ...
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What is the scientific relation between Low-Carb diets and High levels of Cholesterol? [closed]

ok. I have been in a low-carb diet for the last 3 weeks. My lab report from friday showed a 213 MG/DL Total cholesterol from my last read on 2010 of 189. Is there any scientific correlation between ...
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Is Whey protein good for low-carb diet?

Today I tried the EAS AdvantEdge 100% Whey Protein. Below their website description: 23 grams of high quality protein. Only 3 grams of carbohydrates. High concentration of BCAAs. Protein is ...
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In relation to Low-Carb diet, Why I feel hungry after I eat?

I am on my second day of a low-carb diet. Never done one before, but I really need to lose 15 pounds to be on my ideal weight. Today I had a great big lunch. (Burger meat with bacon and cheese, ...
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How does gluten-free differ from low carb diets (primal, paleo, etc)? [closed]

I've read various websites that talk about gluten-free baking or low glycemic index foods but how does these things differ from low carb diets?
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What high-fiber low-carbohydrate foods are good for my exercise plan?

I'm trying to put together a nutritional plan for myself for weight loss combined with cardio to keep me healthy and active, but am finding it difficult to incorporate fibre without overdoing the ...
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How many carbs before a run?

What's the best form to get carbohydrates in prior to running, and how much should one take in, and how long before the workout? I know I had an easier time running when I had some breaded and fried ...
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Carbohydrates prior to running

I know that a lot of runners stock up on carbs before a run. What is the benefit of this? I've heard some people say that you'll "hit a wall" if you don't take in some carbs before running. I'm ...
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What's the logic behind the Food Pyramid [closed]

People these days seem to all be crazy about low carb, slow carb, Atkins, and South Beach diets, but the USDA Food Pyramid suggests we eat more grains than anything else in a day, with at least half ...
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Is “Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It” thesis correct? [closed]

Has anyone read "Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It"? Here is the book on amazon. His basic argument is this (my words): The author argues that insulin in large part is responsible for ...
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Do high protein diets pose any serious risk to health? [closed]

Are there any substantiated health risks to a high protein, low-carb diet?