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Questions tagged [nutrition]

IF YOUR QUESTION IS *ONLY* TAGGED WITH NUTRITION IT WILL PROBABLY BE CLOSED AS OFF TOPIC. Getting the right substances into your body and to your cells to support life.

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Skim Milk vs Whole Milk

I don't know if this question is answered but what's the best milk for building muscle and losing fat? I'm also skinny fat and lack experience in all of this. My goal is to get a strong athletic body ...
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What would a map of all possible diets look like? [closed]

[Moved to Medical Sciences SE] As I understand it, a diet can be broadly described in term of macronutrient ratios—i.e., the proportions of energy received from carbohydrate, protein and fat sources. ...
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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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Where can I ask questions about nutritional info? [migrated]

I tried to post a question about the nutritional information for a specific food but apparently that violates the rules of this area of Stack Exchange. Can someone please point me to a place where I ...
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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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Math for Calorie Deficit and Exercise

Is my math right? Current Weight: 158 Resting Energy: 1850 (roughly) Lose 1.4lbs a week) 1850-750 = 1,100 So I should eat 1,100 + my total active energy recorded by Apple watch worn from wake to ...
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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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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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Why way more carbs are required for bodybuilding than fat?

Both carbs and fat end up getting converted into the same chemical energy used by the body to power muscle repair, so why is it always recommended in macronutrient calculators to eat more carbs than ...
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What are the consequences of just eating sandwiches for breakfast and lunch?

I've wondered a long time if eating cereals with chocalate, honey and sandwiches with sandwich filling like jam, peanut butter, chocalate, syrup, cheese, salami etc. would be bad or good or maybe just ...
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Increasing calories daily

To build muscle is advised to increase my caloric intake by 20%....which to me seems like an extreme jump. I'm thinking about increasing my caloric intake by 10 kilocalories everyday. Once I reach ...
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What foods or substances can feed your muscles with energy without feeding the bad bacteria in your guts?

Many pathogenic bacteria (those promoting inflammation, insulin resistance etc) and fungi in the gut microbiome feed on sugar and starches (perhaps some good bacteria can feed on these too, I don't ...
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Best protein powders for vegan who wants to build muscle

There are many plant based protein powders. Hemp, rice, pea, soy, etc. Are there any studies which compare the effectiveness of such powders in terms of muscle building? (For example hemp vs. rice ...
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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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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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Tuna in brine as a replacement of protein shakes

Firstly, I did read this question, but I do not think it fully answers mine. I recently started some fitness training. My goals are to have a lean body. I am 171cm/68kg and I don't care if I were to ...
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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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Why's Stronglifts going straight to my gut?

I'm in my mid-30s. I've always been thin and had a very high metabolism. I've been doing Stronglifts 5x5 for a little over 3 months. I've increased my weight in each exercise a fair amount over ...
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Can 3 days training to fail per week cause over-training?

​I'm a beginner and I started lifting weights at the beginning of this year. I do workout 3 days per week (Sun, Tue, and Thu) I kept that up over the past two and half months. When I do lifting, I ...
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Trying different protein powders for taste [closed]

I'd like to try different flavours of protein powders to see which one better suits my taste. However, almost all those sold in shops/online weigh at least 500g, often 1kg or more. Which makes it ...
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5:2 Intermittent Fasting with daily exercise

I cycle to work weekdays - approximately 10 miles per day. I also do resistance training. For intermittent fasting such as 5:2, on calorie restricted days a common energy intake limit of 600 calories. ...
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What should one do in case of whey protein allergy?

I've been using a whey protein concentrate by an Indian brand named Muscleblaze. I had been reading reviews from the internet that one should shift to American protein brands as they have a better ...
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Are BCAA supplements and/or creatine necessary when balancing power and cardio training?

Background: I am 33 y.o. about 1.77 (which is like 5'10in) around 200-205 lbs. According to BMI measurements I am overweight but in reality I have a big frame, broad shoulders and compact built, ...
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How to prevent nausea/stomach ache during workouts

I have been lifting for about 5 years now and every so often I get a churning stomach ache about 30 minutes into my workout (which consists of a 5-minute cardio warm up and then powerlifting exercises ...
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Burning LDL with bike rides

I am trying to burn off LDL cholesterol by trying to stay in the fat burning zone(i use a wahoo HR monitor to track my zones) I have hypertension and i love cycling, i usually take whey protein post ...
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Improve workout endurance and results by adding nutrition supplements?

I work out every other day, and do cardio in between, with 1 or 2 days rest in a week. My work out program: 1.5 km treadmill Row machine: 2x10 Chest machine: 2x10 Leg Press: 2x10 Back ...
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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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Please help me with the diet plan plan

I am gym beginner and my trainer suggested to me the following diet plan with about 400g protein. I am 210 lbs and 6 ft tall guy 07:00Am - 1 Scoop Protein, 60g oats, 10 Almonds, 4 Walnuts 08:10Am - 1 ...
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Why do bodybuilders need so much protein when 70 % of muscle is water?

70 % of muscle is water. Less than 30 % is protein. 10 kg (22 pounds) of muscle contain less than 3000 g protein. It takes several months to build that much muscle. That is bodybuilders need 3000g ...
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Should an obese 16 year old male cut calories?

I am 16, Male, 250 pounds, and am at a body fat percentage of 34%. At this point I'm considering cutting calories and consuming only 1900 calories since it is 500 calories below my TDEE as well as ...
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Coingestion of carbohydrate and protein before/during/after a weightlifting session: what type of carbohydrate?

I read on {1}: It has been established that the ingestion of carbohydrate and protein before (13,14) and/or after exercise (5,10,11,13–15) inhibits protein breakdown and stimulates muscle protein ...
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Coingestion of carbohydrate and protein before/during/after a weightlifting session: how much carbohydrate?

I read on {1}: It has been established that the ingestion of carbohydrate and protein before (13,14) and/or after exercise (5,10,11,13–15) inhibits protein breakdown and stimulates muscle protein ...
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How long before a weightlifting session should I ingest proteins?

How long before a weightlifting session should I ingest proteins? I have read different durations as shown below, and I wonder whether the scientific literature has reached any consensus on it. http:...
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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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Cardio/workout recovery: Potato chips v sports drink

I have a question on recovery after cardio. Given that hydrating and electrolyte post-workout is vital, what is the virtue of sports drinks over water+potato chips (baked)? To be clear, this is a ...
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Alternative to protein shake after gym

I get the feeling if I don't drink protein shake after workout I feel low. Is it a mind thing or is it really a nutritional fact that hits the body? I usually don't go to gym and it has been 1 year ...
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Is muscle growth limited on teens

I'm 15 years old and I have been working out for about 6 months. Over the first 3 months I've noticed some considerable changes in my muscles, but recently I haven't noticed many changes ( actually, ...
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Is drinking a Coca Cola actually a net energy loss? [closed]

I heard from my chemistry teacher that if you drink a Coca Cola you will get quick energy boost but after 40 minutes or so the takein of such a soft drink will actually result in a net loss of energy ...
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I'm underweight. How do I gain weight without always being stuffed and without sacrificing exercise? [duplicate]

I lost 10kg in 5/6 months this summer due to things like running for 30min 6 days a week, not eating carbs at night and never eating more than 1000 calories a day. My nutritionist gave me a meal plan ...
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How can I lower my body fat in my current condition?

(I am 16 year old male) A few years back, I had a spinal cord injury and I couldn't move anything from my chest down. Now, I am very strong and can walk using a walker to assist my core balance. I ...