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What will happen if I receive major part of my protein needs from powders rather than foods?

First, it must be noted that the quantity of protein that is being recommended by the calculator you have found is not supported by science. The literature suggests that optimal recovery occurs with a ...
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What's the deal with those raw eggs eaten by Rocky before training

Eggs, by their nature, have a substantial amount of good protein in them, 6 grams in a large egg, along with the cholesterol and calories needed to sustain exercise. In the 1890s, it was believed that ...
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Unexplained muscle mass loss

Don't worry about it. My gym has had an InBody scanner for a few years now, so I've had a bit of experience with them. Assuming it's the same model as the one I'm used to, it uses bio-electrical ...
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Why does my belly stick out so much when I am relaxed but have a six pack when I am flexing?

When you relax, all the fat is falling down to your lower belly, and stretching the skin out and away from abdominal muscles. When you flex, the fat gets spread out over a larger surface area, ...
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Soy Protein and Protein Requirements

This is not really going to be a definitive answer, as you can find studies that support almost any position, so what I'm looking at for this is the trend of the studies that I've reviewed. Overall, ...
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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 will happen if I receive major part of my protein needs from powders rather than foods?

I have no option beside protein powders. Just, because I cannot eat more than [a piece of chicken, 2 eggs, and a serving fish per day]. Yeah, right. There's no reason not to eat six eggs, double the ...
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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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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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How to listen to the body during a run?

This is very much an individual question, as everyone has different requirements and reacts in different ways to fluid and food intake when running. It's just very much trial and error to find what ...
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Why do bodybuilders need so much protein when 70 % of muscle is water?

There are already some answers that address this, basically tissue is being torn down and needs to be repaired. But it goes further: there are simply a pile of benefits to upping protein (2012 study): ...
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Is there an upper limit to the maximum amount of natural sugar I'm allowed to eat a day to stay physically fit?

With added sugars, the answer seems obvious: Zero added sugar is best, but maximum is 25 grams for women, and 37.5 grams for men. (source) That source is referencing the American Heart Association, ...
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Window to utilize protein after weightlifting?

There is a concept called the "anabolic window", which is a belief that directly after a workout our body is primed for optimal muscle protein synthesis (muscle growth) and that this period lasts only ...
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What is the right kind of protein for that job?

Why does it matter how long protein digestion takes? is it because we do not want it to be released faster than body can absorb or needs? From https://redd.it/39xveo (mirror): Article (2014) (...
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Is drinking a Coca Cola actually a net energy loss?

No. The caffeine content in a normal 330ml coke does promote thermogenesis through metabolic stimulation but the amount it does this is so small that it is negligible. Cold drinks do not cause you ...
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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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Is it a good idea to drink whey protein before going out to gym?

There's nothing in particular regarding the timing of your protein consumption that will make any significant difference according to our current understanding. Keep in mind however, that some people ...
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Are BCAA supplements and/or creatine necessary when balancing power and cardio training?

In general I think all the colorful drinks are about marketing. The supplement industry has done a good job of convincing people that products are required pretty much 24/7. A pre-workout before you ...
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Is that really good for the body to eat a lot of small meals instead of three regular meals?

The short answer is, no it's not strictly better, but... While eating 6 meals over 3 meals is technically not a requirement, it's all about the nutritional value you actually consume. What I mean ...
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Unexplained muscle mass loss

Bioelectrical impedance analysis of body composition can give quite variable results, and in particular is known to be affected by water and food intake independent of body composition. So I wouldn't ...
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Do I really need to track my carbs and fat if I'm hitting my daily calorie and protein numbers?

No you don't. It won't affect body composition in any serious fashion.
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Drinking calories for bulking? Bad idea?

Drinking your calories is a perfectly valid strategy to use when trying to gain weight. Often it’s the case that our bodies will decrease our desire and drive to eat the bigger the surplus and the ...
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general question about dietary supplement for my trainning

In order to improve my trainning gain/recovery what supplements should I take? Same question for the problem I expose above. Creatine Monohydrate is a defacto supplement that probably everybody with ...
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Good recommendations on diet plan

You need to be specific about your goals first and eat accordingly. Muscle building always comes with a price. The price is in terms of hard work, diet and proper rest. Let's break it down. You said,...
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Impact of weekly collossal cheat days

G_H covered more or less everything regarding this topic but there is something else that's pretty crucial that most people are completely uneducated about. First, it's important to understand that ...
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What are the most common mistakes in using a food tracker such as MyFitnessPal?

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 ...
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What should I eat so I'm not feeling hungry anymore while consuming as few calories as possible?

Intermittant fasting works well. Caffiene is a appatite suppressant so black coffee or a cup of tea could be helpful. I find the following advice to be most helpful: "If you are hungry, drink a ...
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Cardio/workout recovery: Potato chips v sports drink

It does depend on the intensity and duration of your cardio workout. Potatoes are starchy which takes longer to digest and takes longer to replenish those lost carbs. If you are doing back-to-back ...
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Tuna in brine as a replacement of protein shakes

I was writing in the comments, but this became a bit wall-of-texty, so I choose to do it in an answer instead, where I can at least break it up into paragraphs. First things first I want to first ...
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Should I have protein shakes the next day after workout, or only right after workout?

Great question. Consuming protein through out the day on training and non training days will allow your body to state in a positive nitrogen balance. This is important for tissue repair and growth. ...
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