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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: 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: 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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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 05:56 AM
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Interpreting blood tests for Low T

Hey guys, I was hoping someone may be able to shed some light on my recent blood tests, and offer their opinion on what they think may be the issue. Free T4 12.3 pmol/L (9.0-19.1) TSH 1.9 mIU/L (0.35-4.94) Free T3 4.1 pmol/L (2.6-5.7) Cortisol 527 nmol/L (101-536)

JimmyMickey‎, 08-16-2016 08:12 AM
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Definition of RDAs / AIs

I stumbled across two blog posts recently that are now making me question my understanding of RDAs / AIs. In particular, both of these blog posts are claiming that the body only needs 300-400 of absorbed calcium / day, even though the RDA is about 1000 . Both blog authors are claiming that RDAs...

mind_money_muscle‎, 07-06-2016 07:09 AM
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Smoking reduced my testosterone

Hey guys, when i was 18 I started smoking, and noticed a decrease in libido and general mood (lack of enthusiasm with life. When i quit, my libido would return to normal within a week. I quit probabaly 5 or 6 times over the next few years and my libido always returned to normal after a week....

JimmyMickey‎, 07-30-2016 04:18 PM
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amino acid synthesis from lactic acid

Hi, I have read somewhere that out bodies can convert lactic acid into amino acids. I wasn't able to find anything about this though so im not sure if its true or not. If it is true, which amino acids can the body synthesis from lactic acid? Thanks

mjaz32‎, 07-18-2016 07:59 AM
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I need to gain some weight

3-5 times a week I eat 2,400 calories of unsalted mixed nuts (cashews, almonds, walnuts, brazil, and macadamia). I am 5'3, 108 pounds, and 17 years old. I eat a very clean diet and exercise 7 days a week running 4.2 miles daily on the elliptical. I am wondering if eating this many nuts is okay?? I...

meganguerrera‎, 07-18-2016 09:52 AM
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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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Smile Nutrition after surgery to prevent swollen scar

Hi all, As the title, I am now just came out of a surgery ( not a serious one ). I got into an accident while riding bike, got my left shoulder dislocate, busted my left knee a bit and a big cut on my chin from under my lip run down. So I got the small surgery for the chin. Right now I can walk...

Vinh777‎, 07-12-2016 09:28 AM
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Methionine Restriction

Recently, I have been very interested in researching anti-aging. Two of the most prominent methods to increase life-span in rodents are Calorie Restriction (CR) and Methionine Restriction (MR). Since CR isn't an attractive way to live and goes against building muscle, I was wondering if MR would...

LaViidaLocaa‎, 03-07-2014 08:19 AM
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The impact of saturated fats on cardiovascular health.

Hey all, Much like my recent post on cholesterol I’ve been reading up on saturated fat. The big difference is that there is a lot more controversy with saturated fat. With cholesterol there was controversy early but with new studies over the last few years the literature reached more of a...

Heisman2‎, 05-04-2016 04:56 PM
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Macros for weight gain?

So I have a really hard time gaining weight, and am starting to design a meal plan to meet my macros to start gaining weight. Right now I'm on a 50/30/20 split for carbs/protein/fat. Is that enough to gain proper weight or should I increase my protein or fat intake?

scs8442‎, 07-07-2016 08:47 AM
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Low Testosterone Help

Guys, My blood check results came back and I have a 60ng/dl level of testosterone !!! im 23 ex D1 athlete that has not been feeling right for a while, What should I do, do you guys have any advice? T replacement or natural treatment Any advice is welcome as I a m scared to start T...

shayann‎, 07-04-2016 09:53 PM
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Vegan diet discussion thread

Share your opinions/experience/thoughts. Hope we can have a healthy discussion backed by science :)

Ferdaa‎, 06-28-2016 01:07 AM
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Power Eating by Susan Kleiner and other research

Hi , I'm just back to bodybuilding having been boxing for the last 5 years. Ive taken 6 months out and have decided to go for big gains in size and muscle. I'm still running, sprinting etc to keep up fitness levels. Ive been back in the gym 2 weeks and training hard on anatomical adaption. ...

KarlJohnson1‎, 06-29-2016 11:02 AM
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Organic vs. non-organic foods

Hey all, There's a thread on the main page on this topic and it's something I've wanted to address for awhile, so I read a few reviews on it and wanted to summarize the high points. I'm making this separate thread as otherwise I worry this long post would get buried in that thread; hopefully no...

Heisman2‎, 06-16-2016 07:55 PM
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reducing L-carnitine synthesis to slow down metabolism

I have read that Niacin, vitamin B-6, iron, amino acid lysine, and methionine increase metabolism by assisting with the production of L-carnitine, an amino acid that promotes fat burning. My question is, if for a period I wanted to gain weight by lowering my intake of one of these nutrients how...

mjaz32‎, 06-28-2016 11:55 AM
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undernutrition and hyperphagia

there isn't a whole lot of clear information on what processes the body undergoes when starved/malnourished and the metabolic processes that occur when refed I've been trying to look at the effects different macros have (there is some research) as I'm personally not eating enough calories in...

jinkty‎, 06-24-2016 09:26 AM
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Eating Regimen

looking for a meal plan specifically tailored for a 5ft 122lb 5 day a week female gym rat. any takers? 💪😊

jennifer444‎, 06-28-2016 06:41 AM
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high protein/low carb = liver damage?? HELP

I have had high liver readings for awhile now, consensus with the doctor last year was that all the supplements i was taking (NO, Creatine, Test) damaged the liver. 6 months later after stopping supplements, numbers were still way way above normal (both categories AST and ATP???) normals are 0-55...

BigDaveo11‎, 06-19-2009 11:01 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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An overview of the literature regarding optimal sodium intake.

Alright guys, here are my overall thoughts on sodium, divided into sections. I actually have summaries of all of the references typed up on my computer, so if for any reason anyone is more interested in a specific study, let me know. I went through a lot so this is long (2 posts), but hopefully...

Heisman2‎, 06-06-2016 07:09 PM
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Talking Science behind ideal amount of fat/muscle gained while bulking

Hello, I was looking for some scientific articles or just general information about the ratio of muscle/fat one gains while attempting to gain weight (assuming one is hitting adequate macro ratios and training). How would this be different for beginners and intermediates as well. e.g. If...

ma18‎, 06-08-2016 10:43 PM
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Rate my blood results - Test, SHBG, TSH etc

Hey guys! First my stats: 171cm 64kg 13%BF DL: 130kg Squat: 90kg Bench 60kg

Xe0nDK‎, 06-10-2016 01:19 AM
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Why dones't ANYONE EVER discuss nucleotides?

So, where are YOUR nucleotides coming from? How many per day do you get? Does chicken contain nucleotides? How about protein powder? What does a nucleotide deficiency look like? Is it possible to run out of nucleotides? etc

f4k‎, 01-19-2016 04:40 PM
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question regarding lactic acid

Hi, I was wondering whether the body produces more lactic acid during daily physical activity while fasting for say 18 hours? Also, what is the connection between the amount of sleep you get and lactic acid. I remember reading somewhere that the less you get the more lactic acid your body...

mjaz32‎, 06-06-2016 07:18 PM
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