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Intermittent Fasting Variants: Martin Berkhan's Approach Warrior Diet Discussion

alan aragon‎, 01-16-2009 01:25 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Meal Frequency

Just because the topic always comes up - thought I would post up a whole heap of references so they were easy to find:

Emma-Leigh‎, 09-12-2009 02:45 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Information Sources and Sites

On the request of a few people - Feel free to add if you have anything else you want to share! Please note - links to sites that are competitors of or links to sites that are 'pimping' something (eg: a product) will likely be deleted. ;) Research: Research Database Directory If...

Emma-Leigh‎, 09-16-2008 04:21 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Unrealistic Goals and Weight Loss timelines - funky tool available

Many people grossly underestimate the time it is going to take them to reach their goal weight, which generally results in frustration, disappointment, and a fall from the diet wagon. So I just wanted to point everyone in the direction of this article: HERE It points out that a '3500 cal...

Emma-Leigh‎, 09-13-2011 04:40 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Studies on RMR/ Metabolism

Family Practice Vol. 16, No. 2, 196-201 © Oxford University Press 1999 Effects of dieting and exercise on resting metabolic rate and implications for weight management Josephine Connolly, Theresa Romano and Marisa Patruno Department of Family Medicine, University Hospital and Medical...

Emma-Leigh‎, 04-09-2010 03:20 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Random Reading....

Very interesting stuff: "In general, insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance were not affected by the consumption of glucose but were decreased during the consumption of fructose (Table 5). Fasting glucose concentrations decreased in subjects consuming...

mc4_a‎, 04-24-2009 09:09 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Rules And Requirements - Read Here Before Posting

.... In Process.... 1. This forum is for the discussion of advanced nutrition and dieting techniques and the science behind these. If you are not sure WHAT this means, you probably should NOT be posting here. ;) 2. Any flaming/ fighting or spamming will result in posts being deleted and you...

Emma-Leigh‎, 01-10-2009 11:40 PM
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For those who try to maximise muscle protein synthesis

Disclaimer: for most hitting their daily protein requirement is the most important thing. This thread is about spreading your protein over the day in order to achieve optimal protein synthesis. These ideas have not been proven (yet) to make a meaningful difference for real world muscle gains. ...

Mrpb‎, 08-14-2014 06:56 AM
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Poll Poll: How accurate are BMR calculations

Hi, I'm trying to drop my BF %. Based on my DEXA scan a few months ago I would say I'm probably around 11% BF now. I've calculated my BMR using some online calculators and I'm sticking to a 500kcal deficit. There seems to be two schools of thought about weight loss. 1) It's a simple...

mrpringle‎, 11-24-2015 04:04 PM
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Blood Test Results - Improving T Levels Naturally

Hi all, I have been having the following symptoms and issues for about half a year: 1.) Fatigue/lack of vigor** - this is huge, there are times where I physically feel like I could go back to bed after only being up for an hour or so. 2.) Brainfog 3.) Anxiety and at times slight depression...

gmoney2012‎, 11-22-2015 12:35 AM
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Nutrition courses

Hi. Having recently joined the gym I know nothing about nutrition. What to eat. How much to weigh. What to eat to gain muscle or loose weight etc. Are there any online courses that you can recommend so I can get into the nutrition side of things.

Leechap‎, 11-21-2015 12:27 PM
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Does Egg yolk cause damage to your liver ?

The thing is I love egg. Eat a lot of egg, minimum 8-10 whole eggs per day. I read somewhere that egg yolk can damage your live or cause somewhat negative effect to the liver. Is it true ? If possible, can you share some scientific sources of information about this issue as well. I like to...

Vinc7‎, 11-14-2015 04:49 AM
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Does eating red meat cause cancer?

So recently the press have been dropping headlines about processed meat and red meat being classified as carcinogens and comparing them to smoking. The original meta analysis has been done by the World Health Organization and their affiliate. I was amazed at how much of this study seems to be...

MikeCaulo‎, 11-06-2015 01:27 PM
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Perscribed T4 (Levothyroxine) and Ketogenic Diet; bad idea?

Hello I've been prescribed levothyroxine as I have had a total thyroidectomy (I no longer have a functioning thyroid). I've came across a few mentions that insulin is needed for the body to convert T4 into T3. I figured the advanced section would have someone that might be knowledgeable about...

BeardBrahhh‎, 11-10-2015 05:47 PM
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Can someone ready blood panel results, are my Vitamin D3 levels ok?

I know this is gonna bring a **** storm of jokes haha but seriously though. Can anyone tell me if my Levels are ok on the below image? I read normal levels are supposed to be above 50 or 30 from different websites. It also said anything under 20 would mean you're deficient. My doctor said I...

chuk1318‎, 10-30-2015 01:28 PM
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I was thinking about take flaxseed because of lignans! Also omega 3 too! Because I need a good fats with polyunsaturated fats emphasized with omega 3 and monounsaturated fats because I want to put more weight and muscles on! So I read somewhere it says flaxseed increase estrogen and decrease...

Kevice25‎, 10-28-2015 03:38 AM
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Protein induced stomach pain

Hello all, I have been on a relatively high protein, low carb medium fat, cutting/maintainace diet for several months. As of last week, every time I eat any lean protein in excess of 15-20grams i begin to have severe abdominal cramps. I also had this happen last year during cutting season....

alessa1235‎, 08-15-2015 09:22 PM
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Nutrient Partitioning and Refeeds

Does having a refeed 5 days after a massive deficit (low carbs) have beneficial effects on body composition? I have noticed that spreading the 5 day deficit over a longer period of time and then having a smaller refeed results in less favorable nutrient partitioning than the larger deficit over the...

applepie1234‎, 07-30-2015 07:59 AM
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The Cortisol is REAL!

One SHOCKING example of real world cortisol effects on fat loss & water retention, along with advice on how to stop it from happening to YOU! Thanks to athlete Shaharlee Blake for stressing the #%&$ out, but then chilling the @#$& out, so I could have such amazing illustrations for this video!...

2020Wellness‎, 10-27-2015 02:22 PM
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New study suggests fructose has significant effects beyond just calories

Isocaloric fructose restriction and metabolic improvement in children with obesity and metabolic syndrome The results showed that reduction in fructose intake while maintaining calories and macros produced improvements in weight, BMI,...

blue9steel‎, 10-27-2015 10:00 AM
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Metabolism Building. How?

Posts from Joe Donnelly's Facebook Page He's claiming that he's maintaining at 7000+ calories a day. He here claims that he achieved it by using a technique...

Armesh‎, 10-21-2015 12:05 PM
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Eating Periods Over a 24 Hour Period

Ok so I have a question regarding calories over a 24 hour period and counting them. So normally for an example a person eats 3 meals a day. 10 a.m.(800 Cal) 2 p.m.(800 Cal) 6 p.m.(400 Cal) for a grand total of 2000 Calories. This person starts their calorie count at 10 a.m. and ends their eating...

gabrielzecchino‎, 08-26-2015 08:46 AM
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Blood Glucose nutrition

Dear Friends I have been lifting weights for 10 years now, consistent with it firstly was training 3 days now and for the past 2 years I have been training 5 days per week. I love the gym, I hit weights for hypertrophy and cardio afterward doing some high intensity work. I watch my diet and...

Whiteflag‎, 09-19-2015 12:20 PM
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IF: Part Three

Written by Emma-Leigh and determined4000 IF ( is a dietary protocol that has been around for many years. In basic terms it involves alternating periods of 'feeding' with 'fasting'. This form of eating has recently been popularized by Martin...

Emma-Leigh‎, 01-25-2013 12:40 AM
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Nutrition Timing- Fats

As you can see my post is on nutrition timing of fats. On my training days my breakfast and final meal before I go to bed are my fat and protein meals. All of the remaining meals are carb and protein meals. I know saturated fats are responsible for the regulation of your body’s testosterone...

mdennis0610‎, 09-18-2015 08:05 AM
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Measuring blood glucose levels

Does anyone here who isn't a diabetic (or at risk of becoming one) do this regularly? Assume you're a bodybuilder/weightlifter and you're bulking, but you want to limit the amount of fat you put on in the process. Aside from marginally increasing your calorie intake, what blood glucose levels...

herrofro1‎, 09-28-2015 07:06 PM
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Borderline Testosterone: How much difference to expect through diet and lifting

I wasn't sure which category to place this in as it's kind of general. Mods, if you have a good suggestion, feel free to move it. I just had my testosterone levels checked. My overall was 299 and free testosterone was 66. Since it wasn't 'technically' low, my insurance wouldn't cover the...

TonyM78‎, 04-13-2015 10:19 AM
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6 men spent 520 days on a controlled diet

520 days without sunlight, fresh air or direct contact with the outside world – the six test subjects on the Mars500 mission have had to forego plenty of things while ‘travelling’ to Mars and back to Earth in their virtual spacecraft. After a year and a half of isolation, the sealed hatch of the...

Postmanmatt‎, 09-16-2015 11:17 AM
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Diabetes & weight gain

I'm a type 1 diabetic who's recently started going to gym 3/4 times a week but I'm looking for a diet to help me gain weight but with low carbs to keep my sugar levels under control, I was thinking a low carb high calorie diet but if anyone has any other advice would be greatly appreciated thanks

Weesid‎, 09-01-2015 04:23 PM
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Serious Bloating Problem need help

I'm a 17 year old 168 pound (8.91% BF and dropping) 5'10" male preparing for my first show I've always expirenced problems with bloating in bodybuilding especially in the off season but I figured these problems (my massive belly and inability to poop) would become less prominent when I entered...

UltimateJorts‎, 09-01-2015 07:06 PM
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Anti cancer / treatment diet.

I have heard varying opinions on what is the most effective plan. Whats's take on which type of diet shows the most promise? Curious.

wanaBsedated‎, 06-23-2010 10:19 PM
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Low Protein Nutrition Plan//Macros

This is the first time posting on this, so bare with me. I know this has been discussed on other threads on how to go on a lower protein diet, and why would you even think of such a thing. Well, I am restricted by my doctor to only get in 60-75g (tops) of protein from all sources per day. My...

Babs2574‎, 08-09-2015 08:02 AM
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