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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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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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what are the science backed micronutrient requeriments for a lifter?

I'm tired of seeing in labels that a product has a percentage of my daily need of a micro, but I know those percentages are not real, in most of the cases the 100% in label doesn't even meet 10% of ...
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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 ...
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Does whey causes brittle bones? [closed]

I have heard few times now that whey can cause bones to weaken up. I fell recently and broke my wrist fairly easily. I am wondering if whey does affect bones?
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Is drinking carbs+protein during workout equivalent to eating the same amounts?

In a good old writeup on Advanced Workout Nutrition, John Berardi recommends drinking 30g of carbs and 15g of protein per hour of training. How would eating the same amounts of solid food compare, ...
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Window to utilize protein after weightlifting?

Suppose I did a weightlifting session at an intensity that stimulates muscle growth. At what period of time after the session does my consumption of protein stop contributing to the growth of the ...
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Good recommendations on diet plan

My Weight is 77 kg and height is around 5 ' 9 inch. I am doing body building and i want to share my diet plan with you so that i can get some best recommendations from you: I go to gym in the ...
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How to gain weight with a fast metabolism and constraints on nutrition? [closed]

I have been trying to get big. I can't eat too much because Im not allowed to (family problems). I'm trying to find a way to gain weight with even thhough I work out. Ive heard of intermittent fasting ...
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What would be the healthiest way to gain weight?

I'm 15 6' 2" 150 pounds and I'm looking to put myself at atleast 165-170. I lift weights for baseball and although I look very fit I'm not as strong as I would like to be. I am very fast for my age ...
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Should you eat junk food on the day you work out vs on a non gym day? [closed]

I lift weights 2-3 days a week, spread as evenly as possible throughout the week. Saturday is my "do nothing productive day" which helps me stop burning out (this actually really helps me stay ...
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How can i get some weight efficiently? [duplicate]

Currently, I'm 16 years old at 56.8 kilos and I was pretty much your typical "skinny". I joined a local gym about 9 months ago and in spite of some occasions where I would skip a week I've been going ...
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Which is the best supplement for lean person with workout? [closed]

Which is the best supplement for lean person with workout when he want gain healthy muscle quickly.And I also like to know what will be the supplement intake routine. Height 5Ft 6Inch and Weight 50....
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Coconut milk or normal skim milk? [closed]

Question For a balanced sportsman doing crossfit (1x to 2x per week), should I drink coconut milk or diary skim milk? Background As a sportsman trying to have a defined body and the energy to ...
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What should I eat so I'm not feeling hungry anymore while consuming as few calories as possible? [closed]

I'm looking to lose some percent of body fat again but the biggest problem I face is that I'm hungry all the time. I'm still working out 5 days a week by the way. This is what I'm looking for: Get ...
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What's the deal with those raw eggs eaten by Rocky before training

I'm entering on this fitness life now, aged almost 30. I never used to care about it, but I realize I'm late on this as I have stopped all my sporting life and become sedentary. I've been in the gym ...
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How to calculate your RMR accurately?

For a couple of months I'm trying to get leaner, therefore I'm logging my overall food intake in order to keep a constant amount of calories deficit. I'm a male, 22 y/o, 186 cm/6'1", 82 kg/181 lbs. ...
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Impact of weekly collossal cheat days

I know a guy who follows a very strict diet and trains regularly, but once a week he will have an extremely indulgent cheat day (5,000-10,000 calories, typically ice-cream-based). How does this ...