Questions tagged [nutrition]

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Is it worth working out if you're underweight or should you mostly focus on eating?

Last year I was badly underweight at 50kgs at 5"4 due to a surgery and health complications. I starting working out on a good strength program (deadlift, squats, presses) and while I saw some ...
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Vegan protein digestion/absorption speed? (Soy, pea, wheat, rice)

Whey causes fast release of protein in blood. Casein causes slow release of protein in blood. This can be used e.g. to use use whey after sport and casein before going to bed. But what about vegan ...
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Bulking Troubles: how does diarrhea affect nutrition? [closed]

At 6pm, I unsuspectingly had a meal that quite likely contained lactose, something I've since realized I'm extremely allergic to. At 9m I had a regular 500kcal of salmon, pasta, and broccoli. At 11pm ...
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Drinking calories for bulking? Bad idea?

I'm using huel powder to increase my caloric intake as part of a bulking regime. Concrete, I try to get about 1600 kcals of huel per day, with other 1400 kcals coming from food. My question is: Given ...
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Does alcohol really helps to get substances into the blood faster? [closed]

I saw the video where Arnold Schwarzenegger cooks some protein cocktail and adds Austrian Schnapps to the mix, saying that it's to make everything get faster to the blood. Is it true or some kind of a ...
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The most efficient and painless way to gain weight [duplicate]

I am 187cm (in between 6'1 and 6'2 feet, i suppose) tall and weigh 61 kg. I understand that I am way too skinny and I need to gain weight in a some way. My relatives insist on eating more rich in fat ...
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Do all the calories affect the weight gain in a same way? [closed]

Usually, the amount of food person needs to eat to stay in the same shape is measured in calories : i.e if one consumes less - he loses the weight, and in the opposite situation - there is a weight ...
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How much does nutrition affect muscle / joint health?

I've found over the last few years that the amount of problems I've had with trigger points and muscle tightness has been unbelievable. It has really affected my fitness routine as it means I'm often ...
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What is the quickest way of replenishing glycogen stores post-workout?

I've recently taken up training for cycling quite intensively, and I was wondering what would be the fastest way of replenishing my glycogen stores before the next day's workout? I've drawn up a ...
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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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Do I really need to track my carbs and fat if I'm hitting my daily calorie and protein numbers?

I have about a month of training experience and I'm currently on a cut (I consume 500 calories less than my TDEE). Since I'm aiming for body recomposition while maximizing my newbie gains. My daily ...
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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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How to manage sudden increase in appetite after new workouts

I(F22, BMI 22.1) recently swapped my fitness routine from mainly cardio and light resistance to more weight and strength training. Although Im taking it gradually my appetite has gone awol. I use to ...
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If I do not have access to casein protein, is there a hack I can do with whey protein isolate to make it digest more slowly?

As I already understand, the benefit of casein protein is that it is slow absorbing, and hence able to keep our bodies in a positive nitrogen balance over an extended period of time. This makes it ...
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Is protein intake before workout useful?

So to give a little concept: My schedule: 8:30 AM I start working 9:00 AM I eat breakfast like a salad with chicken (approx 15-20g protein). 13:00 PM Rice with chicken and veggies (30-45g) 15:00 PM ...
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How many percentage of my total needs of protein and carb must i use in pre-workout and post workout?

Given that, I need to receive 176g protein and 304gram carb in my bulking diet. And my workout takes about 1.5 hour long. How many percentage of my total needs of protein and carb must i use in pre-...
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After waking up, what must I eat/drink if I want to have a workout asap

After waking up, I want to go gym directly. However I have an empty stocmach to workout, I know that causes my body to use protein as fuel. If I have breakfast, then I have to wait 2-3 hours and I don'...
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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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What will happen if I receive major part of my protein needs from powders rather than foods?

I am a 31-year-old man, am 180 centimetres tall, and weigh 75 kilograms. I am on a Bulking diet. According to this TDEE calculator, I need 219 grams of protein, which is too much for me. In my daily ...
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How does absorption differ between vegan and animal protein powder?

Post workout, will an animal based protein powder (such as casein, whey) be better absorbed or utilized by the body than a vegan one (pea, soy, rice, blend), even if they contain the same exact amino-...
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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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Deriving TDEE from calorie intake and weight changes over time

I have historical data for my own calorie intake and weight over the past few years. I'd like to calculate my TDEE from this data. Can anyone point me towards an appropriate mathematical model? ...
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Differences and clarification about Fats and Carbs and optimal carbs quantity for body building

I'm not an expert in nutrition, but I want to understand more. I do like cooking but I've always missed the science behind it. I do exercise everyday (lifting weights and yoga mainly) and I also ...
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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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Unexplained muscle mass loss

Recently my gym bought a fat analyzer (InBody scanner). I have used it twice now. I'm a bit perplexed and disappointed by the results. A little back story: I'm 39. I've been maintaining the same ...
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Getting great results with simple calorie cutting - how long can I expect it to last?

I started at 6'3" 333 a little over a week ago, a BMI of 40.9. Definitely not great. A BMR calculator has my maintenance level for that height/weight at around 2700. I started religiously journaling ...
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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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Nutrition Planning Help for Lean Muscle and Strength

Right now my main goal is total body transformation. I am on a caloric deficit and getting stronger each week and have lost about 10 lbs of fat so far from 170 to 160. My target weight goal is 150. ...
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Long distance running - energy gels types & options

I'm kinda lost in all those energy gels options we have nowadays. I used to run marathons and back then there were just a few options and the main thing was whether or not it had caffeine in it. Now ...
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Does the source of excess calories affect the nutritional quality of the body's fat stores? [closed]

I've just eaten 3500 calories over maintenance (and for simplicity's sake, I don't excersice so none of this will go to muscle mass). Now I will gain one pound of fat. But let's consider two different ...
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Soy Protein and Protein Requirements

I'm attempting to go a couple of weeks on a vegan diet inspired by "The Game Changers". However, everywhere I look I see most vegan recipes including soy: soy mince, soybeans, tofu, tempeh, or soy ...
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Morning weight workouts and nutrition

I want to switch to morning weight workouts rather than evening ones. I am trying to lose fat and build muscle. Part of that is low carb diet high in protein. What should I eat before my morning ...
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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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Should I have protein shakes the next day after workout, or only right after workout?

I worked out today and I had a whey protein shake after this workout. I don't plan to work out tomorrow, but I was wondering, should I still have another protein shake to help with the muscle soreness?...
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What to eat after a night workout right before sleep?

Due my working times (software engineer), I tend to workout at times between 20 and 21 o'clock. And finish 22 o'clock. Firs thing I do is to drink my whey isolate protein shake and then I go home. ...
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Why do calories matter for weight gain/loss?

I know this is a basic question but please bear with me. Why is it that total calories consumed matters so much for losing weight or gaining weight, no matter if it’s fat or muscle? Calories ...
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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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What are post-workout l-glutamine supplementation benefits?

This question excludes all possible benefits for the workout itself or exercise performance. It concerns post workout general well-being. What does glutamine help with when it comes to post-workout ...
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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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Is BCAA worth taking and what are its pros and cons?

I've recently began revamping my supplementation. As of now, I'm only taking protein and creatin (although admittedly, I didn't really adhere to the recommended rationing / week plans of creatin). I ...
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Healthy smoothie vs multivitamin [closed]

Seems like one of the benefits of blending things like onions, carrots, cucumbers, etc. all into a super "healthy" smoothie is that the smoothie would contain a tremendous amount of vitamins and ...
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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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Increase body fat before multi day endurance event?

Does anyone know of any research / literature on increasing body fat before multi day endurance events? Specifically, 1. cycling high on fats and carbs for a month or two then 2. dropping into a ...
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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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When should I take my protein shakes?

When should I take my protein shakes bearing in mind I only do crossfit twice a week? Should I also take it on rest days?
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How important is it to eat after evening workout?

I'm starting a new job, and trying to craft my schedule, knowing that I have a few restrictions that I need to take into consideration. The most important restriction is that I cannot eat within 3-4 ...
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I'am at my goal, now what?

After someone has reached their fitness goal, how should their workout and nutrition plan be altered if they no longer wish to lose weight or build additional muscles? please tell me about this ........
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Micronutrient requirements

Since everybody talks about the importance of macronutrients in a fat-loss and muscle-building program but nobody talks about the quantity in which these micronutrients are required for a gym goer. I'...
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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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During bulking phase, do the extra calories power weight lifting or mass building?

I suppose we need extra energy for both lifting weights at the gym in order to stimulate mass building AND the actual process of mass building between gym sessions. But I can't find good articles ...

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