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Preserve muscles while fasting

The idea was to eat enough protein ( 1.5 x body weight in Kg), keep working out, and have calorie in < calorie out. With the above understanding, you're on the right track. Since you're allowed ...
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What are the benefits to eating immediately after exercising?

What your friend is referring to is commonly called the "Golden hour" or the "Golden Window". It is also dependent on the type of exercise that you are doing. Many studies have shown that for ...
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What are the benefits to eating immediately after exercising?

The premise for this notion is based upon glycogen depletion. Replenishing glycogen allows the body to recover better and start working on muscle repair, however, You would need to work out for a few ...
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How to maintain shredded abs while bulking up?

How to maintain shredded abs while bulking up? By lean bulking aka small caloric surplus(TDEE + 100~500 calories). However, if you are afraid of not being able to see your abs, consider doing small ...
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Training on an empty stomach vs full

Whether or not you eat before a workout is relatively unimportant, but there has been a lot of debate about working out in a "fasted" state (such as a morning run before breakfast). It's a method used ...
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Training on an empty stomach vs full

For a general workout of 60-90 minutes (not a competitive event such as a triathlon), it doesn't matter. The reason is because your body stores enough carbohydrates to fuel moderate/high intensity ...
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Consequences of Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegtables?

You can simply google the health benefit of each of the fruits/vegetables. Those would be the benefits of consuming those fruits/vegetables. About the consequences of not eating them, (assuming you ...
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Does eating late at night cause weight gain?

Your body has to convert calories to something it can use, whether that be glucose or fat. If calories are converted to glucose, your body is going to burn it off (or it goes to the toilet). When ...
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How should I work out if I cannot eat enough calories?

I know your question mentions this is not about food, but I think you have a fundamental misunderstanding. If you cannot even eat a maintenance diet, you should not be burning even more calories on ...
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What's a good snack or meal to have before weightlifting?

http://www.muscleforlife.com/pre-workout-nutrition/ has some good information on this. When I am not trying to lose weight, I've been eating 1 cup almond milk, 1 frozen banana, 1 scoop whey blended ...
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Effects of not eating all my macros?

Since you're on a cutting diet, I think that 3050 is a bit too high and seems more like a maintenance diet. One of my issues with some of those equations online is the activity multiplier is too high ...
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EATING DISORDER ALERT: Should I keep cutting or increase calories and allow more food freedom as a maintenance goal?

You say you have another 300 grams you want to lose. How would you even measure that? Weight fluctuates by time of day, bowel contents, levels of hydration etc. I think you are looking at it too ...
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Can you gain size without correct eating plans/schedules?

Yes There's progress and optimal progress. You may get faster results if you follow a strict, regimented schedule of eating vs training. There may be an ideal time to eat which will maximize muscle ...
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Coping with a Lack of Access to Healthy Food & Lifestyle Changes

As JJ says, you need to have the kitchen clean to be able to cook/prepare healthy food, even if it's only once or twice a week. On the bright side, it can easily be accomplished to spend as little ...
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How should I work out if I cannot eat enough calories?

If you can not eat enough, if you try going to a nutricionist explaining your problem and he can't give you a solution junt by eating normal food, he might tell you to take carb-shakes. They have a ...
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Effects of not eating all my macros?

Too little protein and you won't be building muscle/getting stronger (and if you're seriously deficient it can lead to worse health problems). Too little fat could throw off your sleep/mood, ...
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Undereating not hungry

Losing/gaining weight often has to do with battling hunger. Overweight people who want to lose weight, will have to refrain from eating when they ARE hungry. Underweight people who want to gain ...
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Does eating late at night cause weight gain?

If you burn 2000 calories a day and eat 2000 calories a day, 1500 of which you eat before bed, your body composition will remain constant. There's no fooling thermodynamics.
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