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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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Vegan diet discussion thread

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

Ferdaa‎, Today 01:07 AM
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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, Today 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, Today 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The impact of mild-to-moderate alcohol intake on health

Hey all, Specifically, I wanted to examine the impact of mild-to-moderate alcohol intake on overall health outcomes (<3 drinks/day in men and <2 drinks/day in women, where 1 drink = 12 grams alcohol). If there are any questions, please ask. Quick summary: Other than increased risk of some...

Heisman2‎, 05-21-2016 07:20 PM
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Soy protein: The solution for acne?

Note: in this post I won't explain why dairy is scientifically associated with acne I've been consuming high amounts of dairy all my life, and I have to say I gained some serious acne. I've been reading about soy and concluded it may be the ideal replacement for milk/whey protein for men with...

akpla‎, 06-03-2016 07:43 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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Understanding energy processes & storage

Hello :), I dont have a good enough of an understanding of how the body works to use energy so I wanted to post a few questions that would help better my understanding. I will just post a few questions below. 1. I understand that the body uses fat when glucose levels are low, by converting fat...

mjaz32‎, 05-23-2016 05:04 PM
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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 08:22 PM
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BSN Syntha-6 Isolate for a senior

My mother-in-law is active and in her 60s; she works out 3-4 times a week doing mostly low level TRT type classes. She was recently in town visiting and was asking me if she should take a protein supplement after seeing my stack sitting on the kitchen counter. I have been looking around and I'm...

HorH‎, 05-16-2016 04:00 PM
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Cool Selenium, selenocysteine, and selenomethionine levels

The forms of selenium that are the start of the metabolic chain and necessary to consume (and their daily intake quantities) are: selenoproteins (all of which contain selenocysteine) and selenomethionine The cumulative total must be no more than 55mcg of Selenium for an adult man; at most 50%...

joeybuddy96‎, 05-22-2016 01:37 PM
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Question Help. Confusion regarding ATP/Metabolism

I've been studying for my CPT recently and came across something that generally confused me. If High protein and High carbs are anaerobic and therefore produce small amounts of ATP from the amino acids and glucose, and High Fat and high carb are aerobic and produce larger amounts of ATP.. How is...

Palardy13‎, 04-25-2016 05:48 AM
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The impact of eggs and dietary cholesterol on health

Hey all, Over the last few days I tried to read through the literature regarding dietary cholesterol and its impact on cardiovascular-oriented outcomes, and I’d like to summarize that here for anyone interested. Due to overall length, this will be a few posts. Also, I've looked at quite a few...

Heisman2‎, 04-28-2016 10:51 AM
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Gluttony, Sloth and the Metabolic Syndrome: A Roadmap to Lipotoxicity

In this paper, the authors present the fact that obesity and hyperleptinemia protect lipid-intolerant nonadipose organs against lipotoxic lipid spillover during sustained caloric surplus. In other words, obesity doesn't cause the so-called "metabolic syndrome", but is a way for the body to protect...

The_cannibal‎, 05-10-2016 09:09 AM
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Early morning fasted training

starting this week im gunna venture into early morning fasted training, with about a four - five hour gap between training and breakfast... i know the protocols, im not asking any stupid questions here, just wondering whos out there doin it... how do ya do it? how do ya like it? just discuss it!...

JKN77‎, 08-21-2011 12:43 PM
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