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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Got the Lifting Down, Now I need Help With My Diet

Hey guys, I have been weightlifting for a few years now and although I have made immense progress in strength and size I am now looking to step my game up with a serious diet to match my workout routine. I am looking to continue to gain muscle mass and strength but to also lean out. My...

FergiFerg‎, Yesterday 04:27 PM
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Should i drink a banana milkshake after my workout ?

i used to be fat(188 cm -115 kg now im at 94kg ... i want to gain muscle but i don't have enough money to buy a whey protein powder ... should a normal banana milkshake after workout (1 banana = 1-2g protein 0.5g fat carbohydrates 25g ||| 500ml milk = 15g protein 2.5 fat carbohydrates ...

askbob‎, 04-15-2014 11:26 PM
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Binge Eating (for the past month) and wanting to reverse diet? Is it possible?

So in January, I started a weight loss challenge at work and I only weighed 136. In a month, I lost about 10 lbs, and another 4 pounds by mid Feb. So 14 pounds in about a month in a half. Since March, I have been binge eating like crazy. All that restriction and unhealthy weight loss sent me...

laurenawolf‎, 04-07-2014 04:52 PM
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Low carb to lean and build?

Hey everyone I'm new to the forum as well as the lifestyle. I'm 6ft 7in and weigh in at a mere 196lbs. In hs I was chunky and lost roughly 30-40 lbs of fat. In college I began doing crossfit for a solid 6 months (I know it's not popular here but it definitely improved my endurance and...

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IF: Coffee creamers?

What's up, I love coffee but I can't drink it without the creamer/milk because otherwise my stomach isn't happy about it. It's weird. Would anybody share their solutions to consuming coffee with milk or creamer or whatever in it so that not to break the fast? Anybody has some ultra low...

nextbigname‎, Yesterday 09:07 AM
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Rice good or bad for weight loss?

I am 305 lbs. I need to lose 115 lbs. ,and was wondering if eating rice is good for weight loss or bad? I hear its bad for you but Billions of Asians have lived on rice for ever and other than Americanized and sumo wrestlers have you ever seen a fat Asian?

JosephJay1‎, 04-11-2014 11:59 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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Cyclical Ketogenic Diet + Intermittent Fasting

Hey everyone! I was wondering how I would go about implementing the CKD and IF. I kinda have an idea, but I'm not to sure. I plan on using a workout routine designed for CKD. In one of the Keto forums, there is a thread from Blindfaith titled, "Step By Step Keto Diet Plan." I will be using the...

jcpryor3‎, 10-25-2012 06:00 PM
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Expertize please.Do you lose muscle by not consuming any calories 2-4 days Fasting

Just water fast for up to 100 hours is what i have in mind to drop body fat and go dry.However i\d rather not lose much of muscle mass in the process.How resistant will the body be.I have also done it several times before, but it gets so messy that it was rather difficult to estimate when the body...

IamViral‎, 02-27-2014 10:00 AM
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To have a cheat day or to not have a cheat day?

How close do you stick with your meal plans? Do you Cheat and how often? I am trying to change to a clean healthy lifestyle,but I find myself not wanting to have a cheat day or not finding the cheat type meals appealing. Is it unhealthy to not have cheat day ?

tdavies81907‎, 03-30-2014 06:48 PM
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Hormonal manipulation

So I'm wondering about naturally causing the body to spike production of Testosterone, Epinephrine & Norepinephrine, growth hormones, and/or any combination of the above but more specifically the former 3. What are any and all situations that'll cause a jump in the amount of these? Will there by...

14996158‎, 03-02-2014 06:07 AM
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Challenging IIFYM

I'm not a nutrition expert, but I think I have a general understanding of some important principles. I know people love the idea of simplicity and freedom. If they say you can eat at any time, any amount, as long as it "meets your macros", you would probably much rather do that than a plan a rigid...

sssebastian‎, 03-21-2014 10:32 AM
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Protein or Brotien?

So apparently you're supposed to have 0.8 of protein per pound of of your bodyweight. By this logic I should be on 150g Well Calorie Counter seems to disagree. It says I should be on 114g. Who the frick do I listen to. I wanna cry.

DIAS420‎, 04-08-2014 04:07 PM
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Macro ratio for lean mass

I have been bodybuilding since 2009 when I was first introduced to it. At first my nutrition was average and I struggled to see any serious gaines until I commited to a plan. I have made strides towards my goals but I am still not where I want to be. I can gain weight pretty easily but I also tend...

dinkyrhino‎, 03-29-2014 09:00 PM
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Can nutrition really be considered a legitimate science?

With the multitude genetic variations and hormonal responses built in to every human, how can we actually place the subject of nutrition in the same field of thought as say mathematics or chemistry. The human body seems to be a subject that slips in and out of the scientific definition. Thoughts

mattvdh‎, 02-26-2014 09:12 PM
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Novice aspiring bodybuilder with some dieting questions...

First time poster here, be easy! I've been in the gym for about 6 months now, my main goal being gaining mass and putting some weight on (I'm currently 5'7" @ 130lbs) and I've started to notice minor gains. I'm loving the progress that I've made in strength but I've been thinking lately about...

cmmccusker‎, 03-21-2014 11:19 AM
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Getting Dizzy.....What am I missing?

I have been dieting and running to loose the weight. Quite often lately I have been getting extremely light headed and dizzy when standing. I'm guessing I'm lacking something in my system? Any thoughts on what causes this? How do I go about finding out what is wrong?

mcdonald4280‎, 02-22-2014 06:50 PM
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Nutritional Split 49/50/1 (Keto/PSMF/VLCD?)

Caloric Consumption = 1138 Protein (g) 1.5/kg of BW = 140g (558) (49%) Fat (g) 0.8/kg of LBM = 63g (570) (50%) Carbohydrates (g) = 10g (40) (1%) This is the plan I have been on for a 1.5 weeks. I am down 10 lbs (I realize that a good...

rosedanield‎, 04-11-2014 09:13 AM
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Diet Plan

Any body got a real good diet plan to reduce body fat. I am 18%.

jgwmoffatt‎, 03-09-2014 03:06 PM
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protein requirements for cutting?

i've read the stickys and they suggest for when in a caloric deficit protein should be as much as 3g/kg bw. while studies show 0.82g/lb bw for bulking or cutting to maintain muscle mass. which way is best way?. i don't like eating meat that much i always feel sick and full after eating it.

aaron501‎, 03-12-2014 03:05 AM
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3,500 cals in a lb?

ysoScJ2Q5RQ She makes a very interesting point about the proper definitions of thermodynamics and the common thinking of 3,500 cals equating to a pound. Around 12:30 she says "...if you cut out 1000 calories a day you will lose 96 lbs over the year, 104lbs to be precise--if you do the maths...

mattvdh‎, 03-07-2014 07:50 PM
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Cartilage Damage

I play college football and was recently told I need a microfracture surgery to repair my knee that has some damaged arthritic cartilage. I do not want to get surgery because I have not heard good things and it does not hurt, just is bothersome. I have heard of Vitamin Shoppe: Ultimate Gold Fast...

D1athletics‎, 03-25-2014 11:37 PM
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Can Intermittent Fasting cause Depression ?

ive been on Intermittend fasting for the last 2 years but the more time passes by the more i feel , fatigue all the time , no motivation at all, everything i do is by force , low test levels , irritable all the time , when i start eating after a fast i don't stop eating till my window is up ,...

apace‎, 10-19-2012 04:37 AM
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Is light bread really light?

Hi there : ) I heard people say that light bread is light thanks to 2 ingredients: 1. Water 2. Yeast (or other leavening..) is light right after baking, and when the time goes by, the water evaporates. They said that this evaporation causes the bread to be less light, because the...

FoodGood‎, 03-20-2014 10:26 AM
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Diabetes, Insulin and Nutrient Timing

I have found little resources (magazine articles, books, web pages, etc.) that address the dietary needs of individuals seeking to trim fat and build muscle. I have been an insulin-dependent Type II diabetic for just over a decade. Insulin has a tendency to make one gain/retain fat. I work-out...

JmsRyan‎, 03-31-2014 10:36 AM
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