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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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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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 07:05 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 06:06 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 09:19 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 11:20 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 10:17 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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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 06:59 AM
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700-800 calorie deficit is it safe

Hi everyone I'm 88 kg 5'8 around 14 % body fat I want to get to 78kg-80kg and hit 10% I plan to cut for 10 weeks and the first 3 weeks 800 calorie deficit then gradually go up 600 then to 400 and so on will I lose a lot of muscle on a 800 calorie deficit if I hit my protein macros etc

bongsta879‎, 09-07-2015 08:49 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 03:23 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 06:06 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 09:19 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 07:46 AM
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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 07:02 AM
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Lets Talk Metabolism

Before I get Into the back story for question I will start with the questions 1. Does eating under your BMR for long periods of time really slow down your metabolism? 2. Is sweating an indicator of your metabolism? 3. Can you gain back your normal metabolism? if so how? After looking...

x Idealist x‎, 07-15-2009 03:17 PM
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Sources of good learning material?

Just wondering if anyone could provide good sources of information on advanced nutrition such as articles, books etc. I'd say my knowledge on nutrition is above average, and have read lots into the works of people such as Alan Aragon and Layne Norton. Thanks

Jmesss‎, 08-04-2015 07:19 AM
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Carbohydrate timing

Does anybody else get all of their carbs for the day post workout? ive stopped doing carb back loading and waiting until 3pm to train, instead now I get up, train in the morning fasted and get about 430 g of carbs consisting of fast digesting micronutrient packed foods like loads of different...

222gym3‎, 08-18-2015 07:35 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 08:22 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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Is there foods that can boost collagen?

Currently in rehab from a torn patellar tendon and wondering is there foods that can help me raise my collagen and hopefully help strengthen my tendon, I know the fibres will never be the same strength and thickness but I would love to make an effort to strength my soft tissue and I suppose...

Ranga91‎, 04-03-2015 04:33 PM
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All in one meal? Is it possible?

I have dysosmia and dysgeusia. These are nerve disorders related to some medical problems I had about eight years ago. The result is that my sense of smell and taste are often times distorted and certain smells and tastes don't fully register (or are just terrible). Believe it or not, this has been...

OneTrick‎, 06-30-2013 06:36 PM
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Insulin sensitivity

How important do you think that is in terms of body composition? I know, I know, calories in and calories out make up most of your nutritional basis, followed by macrobreakdown. But what about little things such as this? Do you think someone who pays attention to it will be able to grow leaner than...

Bruno93‎, 05-30-2015 08:28 AM
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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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Question Recomp/ UD 2.0 question

Hey, I am looking to recomp currently before bulking. There is a long story in my log as to why, but cliffs are serious injury, lost ~14lbs in 12 days in hospital. I am looking at doing a recomp with UD 2.0 principles, just not as severe. Maintenance Calories = 3200 Deficit Days = 2640...

Bh44‎, 05-25-2015 06:35 PM
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Nutrient Timing

Reading about IF and seeing some results, clearly it works well for some people. My question is how far you can take it. Is there something about a 24 hour day that is special? Could IF be used for the entire week to some degree? For example, could one set up their macros for an entire week,...

roeja13‎, 07-26-2015 05:35 PM
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