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EDIT: Since "fit" is a very arbitrary term, I should include my definition, since the asker did not. From the starting point of a 50kg man, I consider fit to include gaining quite a lot of weight, mostly muscle correcting most, if not all, posture imperfections and muscular imbalances learning proper form in all exercises, and learning how to utilize ...


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Congratulations on opting for a healthy lifestyle. It is way too easy to get into the trap of a sedentary lifestyle. The younger you start getting back in shape, the easier it is with more lifetime benefits. If you have any medical problems check with your doctor first. (Standard disclaimer, but worthwhile. Even at your age you may have signs of a ...


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It might help you gain weight, but you would have to drink a lot of it. Not to mention that weight would probably be fat - not muscle. That said, why Milk and Honey? Drinking 5 bottles of Coke a day will help you gain weight as well - doesn't mean you should do it or that it's the correct or smartest thing to do. Why don't eat some food - lean beef, with ...


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Is < insert diet choice here > better for XYZ? No. And not so much because I like meat or carbs or bread or whatever the diet says you can't have. All the studies I've seen come up with one basic fact about diet: If you eat more than you need, you gain weight If you eat less than you need, you lose weight If you eat what you need, you maintain weight ...


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Probably about 2 years. That said, enjoy the journey. You get benefits along the way. Training can be fun. Some of the biggest gains come at the beginning. A few extra thoughts: Train safe. Injury setbacks are the worst hurdle. Start very light. Plenty of time to amp up the intensity over the next two years. It keeps you safe when you are a novice, ...


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First and foremost, anything you read online or in a book can at best be simple guidelines. It takes time to build your bull-crap meter, particularly for things you don't know a lot about. It helps to take a look at people who are successful at what you want to do with your life, and see what they did. Just be warned that if their site sounds like an ...


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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 at the bottom. If I plug in your height, weight, age into IIMYM.com I get that your BMR is 1961 calories and your TDEE is 2298 calories. If you want a nice ...


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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 day." That's very daunting when it comes to meal prep. A road I send many of them down is one of less eating frequency. Back in the day we called it "normal ...


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I would strongly consider dramatically increasing your intake of grass-fed meat. The fat can be good for you. A large grass-fed steak with a side of veggies drenched in butter from grass-fed cows is tremendously delicious, allows for great variety by changing up the choice of veggies, and is powerfully anabolic when eaten in sufficient quantities. Pastured ...


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You need to understand that TDEE (total daily energy expenditure) is merely an estimate of how many calories your body burns with the level of activity you are performing. There's a couple things that don't make sense for the TDEE numbers you posted: Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is only ~1900 calories, but your TDEE is over 2800? Light exercise and 15 ...


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A huge reality you need to embrace is that if you do not make sizable time and adjustments for your health now, you will make time and adjustments for long term and generally incurable health problems in the future. You might be "busy" now with life commitments, but being on a kidney dialysis machine will make you even "busier". This isn't about having a ...


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Can you work out at your workplace / close to it, or do you have to go to a gym ? if so, I suppose the travel time to be taken in the hour ? Do you also need to eat during this hour ? If you do cardio you are going to sweat and need to take a shower, so it's probably not a good idea since you don't have time for that. Strength training doesn't really raise ...


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Exercising after eating is safe. The other answers here are based on personal opinions. When you eat, the process of digestion is aided by the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest). When you exercise your sympathetic nervous system releases adrenaline, which inhibits the peristaltis in your gut. This in terms makes the food move more slowly ...


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Here is my 2 cents First off, I think you are probably working out plenty. Biking 40 km per day is a great workout and should burn plenty of calories. In addition, you work out other times, so the AMOUNT you are working out is no problem at all. A good breakfast is extremely important in my opinion for feeling good throughout the day and also to even help ...


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You need to be careful what type of calories to take "WHEN". Honey are sugars, fast carbs. If you use fast carb prior to your workout or during your workout, they will feed your muscles, help them to perform better and have a more effective workout that helps you gain muscle mass. If however you take any fast carbs post-workout, most of the excess carbs will ...


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I think you're over thinking this. If you personally feel like you need to have something because you feel lightheaded when you've previously jogged on an empty stomach you should definitely have something to eat prior to exercise. Likewise if you've felt worse eating before a jog, then don't eat. Any option you choose won't matter for a 30 minute jog. If ...


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Making and correcting entries General considerations Where possible, utilize grams. Metric units are easier for conversions and calculating serving sizes. Furthermore, MFP lists nutrients in grams and milligrams, so basing yourself on grams just gives an overall better picture of what you're getting. If the values for a certain nutrient are unknown, leave ...


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Firstly, I'm going to ignore the 6-pack part of your question, since that is contradicted by the body of your question, stating you "want to get fatter fast and also fit". A 6-pack occurs when one's body fat percentage is extremely low. Everyone has a rectus abdominis muscle, it's just not externally visible on those with body fat levels that are typical ...


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This is never a viable option but if you really have no choice then meal replacement shakes can be an option for parts of the week. Just based off what foods you've listed you don't like I'm assuming you're trying to either lose weight or maintain a lean body composition so things like sweet potatoes, chicken (as you've mentioned), clean carbs and good fats ...


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Echoing some of what David already said, much of this is an educated guess and everyone is different. In regards to the ratios changing, dietary protein demands to maintain lean mass will decrease as total calories increase. So protein goes down (18% of calories) as calories go up in the gaining scenario you present above. Grams of fat and carbs go up in ...


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When people talk about chocolate as a health food they are usually talking about dark chocolate, and in limited amounts. The current trend in coconut is around coconut water and coconut oil. With respect to dark chocolate, the health benefits in one study for example indicated that "Dark, but not white, chocolate decreases blood pressure and improves ...


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Geeky, If you sit all day, you'll develop a big waistline (sources: Live Science, NPR, and US National Library of Medicine). The main way to prevent that is to move around often, even if it's just for a few mins . Many of us are in similar situation as you (sitting for an extended period); so, we have an idea what you are going through. To keep a ...


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I don't think it will have an adverse affect on your fitness, but it will cause a dip in your energy levels, and make you more likely to reach for the wrong type of foods later, as you will be so hungry. What foods have you tried at lunchtime that are making you sleepy? Pasta, or anything that is too heavy is likely to have this affect. Try A salad, a ...


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Your list has a lot of "less" but that information is worthless. You could be eating less rice meals but replacing the rice with potatoes or another similar food. It doesn't matter what you are eating less of, it matters what you are actually eating. Don't get me wrong, cutting out certain items like rice or sodas is a great first step to cutting calories, ...


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To lose weight, you do not need to eat "healthy" or eat vegetables. Weight gain and loss comes down to the energy balance equation, or net calories (weight changes) = calories in - calories out. The reason exercise helps to lose weight is because it increases the calories out number, but it is not strictly necessary with good diet (though it will increase ...


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First of all, you need to have break days. You are working out all 7 days a week, and that way your body doesn't get enough rest to recover. It's not any specific recovery, but the recovery of your system to prepare for the next workout. I know some people who workout all 7 days a week and are doing fine, but in your case, it's not the same are you feel ...


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I'm going to stab in the dark and assume you are getting home-cooked-style meals (which usually have around a 20:40:40 protein, carb, fat macronutrient split). I don't need a calorie counter to tell you that you are cutting pretty hard with that diet, by restricting both fat and carb intake and trying to fill your calorie needs for the day through protein. ...


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If what you're asking is if, say, you eat 2 strips of bacon which contain 7g of fat and then an avocado which contains 20g of fat, then your body carries on as if it only consumed 13g of avocado fat then no. Fats do not "cancel out" in that sense and the only way to limit negative affects from saturated fats is to consume less of them.


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