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Why do so many professional strength athletes eat tomatoes?

The lycopene in tomato juice provides antioxidant protection during exercise, repairs damaged muscles, and also reduces risk of heart disease. Tomato juice can be better than energy drinks at helping ...
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Why does the FDA recommend only 50g of protein for an adult male?

50 grams of protein is the minimum amount of protein your body needs to not be deficient. These shouldn't be the goals you shoot for. 100 grams is more an appropriate amount to stay healthy. 30g of ...
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How much more cardio for fat loss?

Fat loss will come from eating less calories you consume, and the easiest way to create a deficit is through your diet. The biking is a great supplementary activity, but it will be extremely difficult ...
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How to avoid Creatine dependence?

First off, don't place too much value in your identification as an ectomorph. It belongs to a very old, and debunked myth about somatotypes. Now, the point of creatine isn't to gain a permanent ...
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Is it possible to bulk up and reduce belly fat at the same time?

First of all Kudos for learning about the misconception, and adapting your approach. You're also going to have to tweak your question from "how to reduce belly fat" to "how to reduce ...
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Diet to loose excess fat that includes raising the metabolism in the morning and fasting until lunch (2pm)?

Both your friend and wife are wrong. Your friend seems to believe that fasted cardio leads to greater fat loss, but it simply doesn’t. Your body might attempt to use more fuel from fat during such a ...
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What's up with my body?

Your question is very general, and will therefore only attract general answers, so this will be that. Fixing posture While you don't mention this yourself, C.Lange makes a good point about posture ...
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What is the effect of alcohol on the body?

Alcohol has many detrimental effects in the body, and you cannot replace carbs with it. Lowers Growth Hormone and Testosterone Inhibits recovery Causes dehydration Lowers muscle glycogen Decreases ...
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Eat more or less to lose fat and gain muscle

Hi Zerotoinfinite, Look at this picture As you can see in the picture, the biggest contributor to gaining six pack is lower body fat percentages. As you can see, the six pack becomes more ...
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Why does every calorie tracking app give a different target calorie count for the same goals?

Because they're all based off vaguely defined math formulas which were created by various scientists that used questionable methodologies in an attempt to make a generic consensus on what people need ...
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How to gain muscles and be fit with low testosterone?

You do not have "low testosterone" and even if you did, you would build muscle and overall fitness the same way that everyone else does - through training. 350 ng/dL is within a normal range ...
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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?

When simultaneously doing body recomposition (losing fat weight) and trying to push your strength lifts, the highest priorities are carefully balanced overall calorie intake, and a high proportion of ...
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Diet plan - looking for feedback

With the statistics you've given, you're about 6ft weighing 195lbs. You aren't really overweight (based on recommended height/weight from this, this, and this sources ). My recommendation is that ...
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Tips on having six packs and losing fat and keeping the muscles I have

First you should have clear some concepts. You don't burn fat on belly by doing abs, nor do you make ab muscles visible by doing abs. As it's said, abs are made in the kitchen. Doing abs workout, ...
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Weight loss for morbidly obese woman over 40

The most important rule of thumb for gaining/losing weight, is that this happens in the kitchen. Dietting Weight is lost when the calories you consume amount to less than the calories you burn over ...
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Bulk or cut? (pics)

You are skinny-fat. Stop dieting. Lift heavy, eat more: this will make you strong. What you eat should be high-quality food; skip the soda and sweets. Don't think of it as a "bulk"--just eat as much ...
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Diet chart to gain 10-12kg weight

Let's break it down. Credit:myfitnesspal & reddit This is bad for a whole host of reasons: Micronutrients? One serving of salad and veg is not enough. You need to have more variety or get a ...
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Impact of weekly collossal cheat days

First let's look at what your acquaintance actually does to the diet itself. Suppose that his normal TDEE is 2500 kcal. That means, at his regular activity level given his job and physique, training ...
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Starving the morning after a massive meal

If this was a one-off, perhaps you don't need to do worry about it. However, if situations like these repeat themselves, it might be a good idea to simply observe, for a time, your eating habits and ...
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Is there something that I'm eating that is causing weight gain?

I have done a lot of legwork for you here, lets take a look at the meals mentioned in myfitnesspal's calorie checker: I have assumed 2 tbsp of each dried fruit & nuts with lunch. Ignore the goals ...
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Can weight lost be sustained through exercise influenced metabolism changes?

Warning, wall of text incoming. Sorry, but there's a lot to look into. TL;DR at the end. Let's first take a look at what seems to influence (base) metabolic rate the most. For starters, when we look ...
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Arms Workout per Week

Large muscle groups develop in a more obvious way than the smaller ones. That said, you clearly understand how to build muscle through effective diet and exercise. Arms can be trained through a number ...
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How can I lose weight? 13yr old

You're in a tough spot right now, but fight through it - this stage will pass. The key thing is to be healthy - weight in and of itself isn't the key. To promote health, you'll need to control three ...
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Is protein shake diet good?

No this is not healthy or sufficient. At 100kg/220lbs, 196cm/6ft5in, 26 y/o male, your caloric intake is pretty low. At those numbers, I would expect your maintenance level to be ~2600 calories (...
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Intermittent Fasting: When to Workout

Gaining muscle It's undeniable that after fasting for 16 hours (as an example), your body might not be as physically capable as it was a couple hours after a hearty meal. So it might be a good idea ...
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Cheap Alternatives to Meal Prep

I'm not sure how "on the go" you are, but something I regularly encounter with clients on this front is them overestimating how often they need to eat. For example, the old "you gotta eat 6 meals a ...
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Don't see much difference in size

Welcome to fitness.se First of all, hats off to what you've achieved thus far! Sounds like you're on the right path to becoming a more healthy version of yourself. About you're question. If you're ...
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Do people with slow metabolism tend to gain weight (fat) if they stop exercising?

I don't see how walking on a treadmill in a gym is any different than walking outdoors, with respect to caloric expenditure. Since people who join a gym tend to stop exercising entirely if they stop--...
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Why does the FDA recommend only 50g of protein for an adult male?

The FDA recommendations are a very general guide and refer to the general population, not athletes or anyone doing large amounts of exercise. The IAAF have recently released some updated nutritional ...
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Is it necessary for a vegan to supplement protein?

Is it possible to build muscle without supplementation on a vegan diet? I suppose anything is theoretically possible. But is it going to be easy, or even practical? No, despite what some vegans ...
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