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Forum: Advanced Nutrition

An area dedicated to sharing the science and knowledge behind advanced diets and nutritional ideas.

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 03:40 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Unconventional Dietary Approaches

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

alan aragon‎, 01-16-2009 12:25 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 02:20 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 08:09 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 01:45 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 03:21 AM
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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 10:40 PM
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Book Recommendations

I am wondering if anyone has any good book recommendations that focus on nutrition and the workings of the body. I like readings some of the studies and other discussions posted in the advanced nutrition section but i still feel like i dont have a good base of understanding. i think having a...

lilcheese‎, 03-06-2015 04:14 AM
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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, 01-24-2013 11:40 PM
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Carbs Cycling while reverse dieting!?

hi all, i have a question. it's ok to do carbs cycling while on reverse dieting? my carbs cycling is pretty simple. just workout day and non workout day workout day carbs 494g protein 244g fats 63g

jamezax‎, 10-08-2014 08:43 PM
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Dymatize Protein How to test its authenticity

I purchased a dymatize hydrolysed Iso whey Protein 5LBs. In India it is estimated that 50% Protein sold is duplicate. After Import taxes a protein cost to us 9000INR, same protein when duplicated can be made in less than 500INR. One way to test is that I can email the barcode to dymatize USA,...

staywow‎, 03-19-2015 09:18 AM
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"An Ode to Nutrient Timing" by Jose Antonio PhD

Thought this was a nice article: Source:

Mrpb‎, 03-20-2015 06:45 PM
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Exactly how much glucose to effectively spike insulin post workout?

Hey all. I've been on here for years but for some reason can't get into my old acct. Anyhow, anyone have an idea about this? Ideally I want to maximize muscle gains while gaining as little fat as possible or even shed a little extra chub. I normally take a creatine supplement (5mg) immediately...

peteoconnor10‎, 01-30-2015 09:38 AM
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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 09:19 PM
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Is IF the best way to put on lean mass?

I've always sort of applied a bit of the key principles of intermittent fasting by having the large majority of my calories post-workout every day. Right now I'm wanting to bulk and maintain my abs, and I've heard a lot of people rave about how they packed on lots of lean mass using intermittent...

eveningninja‎, 02-03-2015 02:13 AM
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Lightbulb Low carb / carb cycling + high fat + high protein + calorie deficit - gains

So this has been bothering me for some time, this oversimplification of muscle gain mantra of "no muscle growth without excess calories"... it completely negates stored fat. Lets say your total caloric usage including your workout is 3000 calories. You eat 2500. Given sufficient protein intake...

eswift1983‎, 01-25-2015 02:16 PM
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Cool The Official Warrior Diet Discussion Thread

This thread is for discussing the fundamentals and proper application of the WD. "The Warrior Diet" by Ori Hofmekler: Taken from the website: "Its premise: eat one main meal at night, avoid chemicals, combine foods adequately and challenge your body physically....

jdmalm123‎, 01-11-2009 11:52 AM
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G Flux

Does anyone buy into this? For those unfamiliar here is a link: The concept being that the higher the energy balance, the better your results will be (i.e. a total expenditure & consumption of 3000 calories will exhibit superior results than a total...

kris90‎, 02-23-2015 07:21 AM
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Question Ultimate thermogenic spice mixture/seasoning!

I am 5 weeks out from my first ever bodybuilding comp and am sitting pretty low on the bf% scale. In saying this there are still visible areas of fat. I am trying new things here' and there to see what works. I have combined and am going to test out what I believe in theory, should be a...

liamrenwick‎, 02-23-2015 05:18 AM
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High BUN/Creatinine/TSH, and low testosterone

Just seeing if any one here can give me any nutritional insight to my health problem. I've never smoked tobacco. Drink alcohol rarely. Vaporize marijuana occasionally. Never used any steroids. I have used creatine in the past. I recently had my blood checked for the first time as far as I...

xatox‎, 02-11-2015 05:47 PM
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Lower Protein Diet

On Determined4000's recommendating I'm crossposting this and coming to you for some help: Hey all, let me tell you a little about me. A little over 5 years ago I used to weigh nearly 180 pounds at barely 5 feet tall as a teen. I decided to get healthy and finally lost 40 pounds 3 years later....

The_Harlequin‎, 01-12-2011 08:40 PM
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The nutrtion of antiaging (looking youthful) at odds with nutrition of longevity?

I am currently doing a lot of reading into nutrition, health and staying healthy in an attempt to heal a long term health problem and lose weight. From someone who in the past only ever did cardio to lose weight I have become convinced of the benefits of strength training, in fact I can't find a...

klute77‎, 01-29-2015 07:36 PM
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High Protein diet linked to Hair Thinning?

Within the past year or so, I have noticed that my hair has been getting significantly thinner. I dud some searching around and pretty much ruled out the common causes, stress (im not stressed), not eating enough protein (I get over 1.5g/pound, Hypothyroid (Got blood work checked), Iron/vitamin...

floridagirl7‎, 12-09-2014 04:08 PM
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Recent study demonstrates a strike against IF? Iíve never been a fan of IF personally but I know some have used it with success. I found it relevant that fasting suppressed the browning of white-fat deposits. What are your thoughts on this study?

DannPM‎, 10-15-2014 12:20 PM
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Reverse dieting tips - increasing carbs

So I have been cutting for about 17 weeks. I started my cut around 220 carbs. At about 13 weeks in I noticed progress was slowing, so I dropped them down to about 190 and lowered my fats slightly. Protein has pretty much stayed the same the entire time. Went good for a few weeks, then progress...

DLaMartina‎, 01-15-2015 10:14 AM
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Time it takes for insulin to level

Hello all, I am trying to figure out (roughly) how long it takes your blood glucose to level off after not consuming processed sugar. What I mean is how long into a diet will it take you to have normal energy levels after not consuming fast digesting carbs like sugar and fruit. Please take into...

j7montg‎, 12-11-2014 09:50 AM
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When does glucagon signal the body to break down fat stores?

I understand that both triglycerides (fat) and glucose (carbohydrate) are always being used by the body for the production of ATP. I understand that glucogon is released by the pancreas when blood sugar levels become low, as the liver can sense the glucogon and then convert glycogen to be...

Thornton90‎, 12-22-2014 01:00 PM
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IF/LG and Heart health

I like IF/Lean Gains a lot and the logic behind it. The only thing I'm having an issue with is heart health. Prior to IF/LG, I would be on a low fat diet and do cardio after every weight session. I was healthy but I was making zero progress. Now, on the LG protocol I'm making tons of gains, I have...

DeterminedBrah‎, 01-06-2015 09:35 AM
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meal timing logic

Alright guys, I know the latest research shows that meal timing doesn't matter and IIFYM is becoming really popular and whatnot. I tried to do some research on this on my onw, but didn't come to a satisfying conclusion. Let's have 2 examples: 1. Person eating 5-6 smaller, macro balanced...

Randall8‎, 12-29-2014 01:40 PM
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Question booze and weight loss

(i'm new to the forum, so forgive me if this is already a topic) i've been losing weight for the last few months since I started my job at a health foods store (28 pounds in 4 months), I lift weights, eat healthy, and get plenty of cardio, but I drink a fair amount. In fact, I literally only...

samsamrages‎, 07-09-2014 06:03 AM
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Possible Hormonal Issue

Friends, I'm hoping one of you will be able to help me in my current situation. For most of my life, it's been very easy for me to gain muscle. I was a defensive lineman for a division I program in college so I know what it takes to get big and strong. Unfortunately, for the last year,...

JoeShrugged‎, 12-18-2014 10:25 AM
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Need a little help from somebody experienced with nutritional biochemistry

I am in the process of writing an article about omega 3, omega 6 and the omega 3 - omega 6 ratio balance. I am writing about the relationship between depression and the omega 3 to omega 6 ratio and have learned that stress triggers an initial inflammation in the brain, and an imbalance between...

Thornton90‎, 12-18-2014 09:35 AM
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