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    Please explain

    Please explain
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    The key thing for me was tracking and recording...

    The key thing for me was tracking and recording calories and macros. I now eat whatever I like (within reason) but can gain and lose weight at will, by adjusting portion sizes.
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    I think if you keep a journal of all yours lifts,...

    I think if you keep a journal of all yours lifts, and your strength is increasing weekly, that's obviously a good sign.

    If you're getting heavier but not any stronger, that might indicate fat gain...
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    When I first discovered protein bars, I always...

    When I first discovered protein bars, I always went for Quest. I seem to recall they had the highest quality protein out of all the bars available in the UK. I found all the flavours pretty decent...
  • I feel sluggish if I have a large meal and then...

    I feel sluggish if I have a large meal and then train soon afterwards.

    I tend to have a bowl of oats with rasins and train shortly afterwards. Or if I train around 11am I'll have a banana and...
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    Back in the day for breakfast I used to drink a...

    Back in the day for breakfast I used to drink a pint of gold top milk (full cream) blended with half a dozen eggs, a cup of oats, two strawberry yoghurts and a whole banana.

    I thought that was...
  • I live in England and it's pretty diverse here,...

    I live in England and it's pretty diverse here, so curries are quite popular, as is Turkish food (kebabs and such like) but Chinese food and Fish & Chips are also really popular.

    When I was a kid...
  • I have one arm bigger than the other, one pec...

    I have one arm bigger than the other, one pec bigger than the other, one leg bigger than the other. These are also on random sides, for example my right quad is the bigger of the two, yet my left...
  • Thanks for your reply Corbets. Just to clarify...

    Thanks for your reply Corbets.

    Just to clarify a few things, I don't know if I am 12% or close to 12% (more of a guess) but my upper abs are usually still just about visible when bulking. Either...
  • 13 years ago I was way strong, was it because I was younger or because I was fat?

    I'm 41 years old now, I've never been especially strong, and physically I look in better shape than I ever have (probably best fat to muscle ratio I've had).

    13 years ago in my late 20's I went on...
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    I've over eaten by 3,000 - 4,000 calories on...

    I've over eaten by 3,000 - 4,000 calories on occasion (sometimes in one meal) and I enjoyed every mouthful and never regretted it. It's the long term, overall picture that counts, not a single one...
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    I like to mix things up, sometimes I have a snack...

    I like to mix things up, sometimes I have a snack and then later dinner before bed, sometimes I have dinner and then a snack before bed.

    Sometimes I have lunch for breakfast and breakfast for...
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    Isn't it the same when you say, "Thank you" and...

    Isn't it the same when you say, "Thank you" and people always respond with, "You're welcome"

    When I visited the USA every time I said, "Thank you" I was surprised by the, "You're welcome" reply...
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    I speak to a few people who say they have "tried...

    I speak to a few people who say they have "tried everything"

    I then talk about cico and weighing and measuring their foods, at which point they say it sounds too inconvenient or difficult. Which...
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    When I lose weight my face becomes thin pretty...

    When I lose weight my face becomes thin pretty quickly. The fat on my lower abs on the other hand shrinks incredibly slowly. Genetics.
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    Good job, keep it up

    Good job, keep it up
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    Whey is the best powder - if you already knew...

    Whey is the best powder - if you already knew that and you're looking for the best brands, I don't think it really matters. There may be different taste, textures and maxability across brands, but...
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    A friend of mine had a goldfish which jumped out...

    A friend of mine had a goldfish which jumped out the tank onto a nearby dish or tray (something like that). He found it in the morning dried out and its fins stuck to the tray. He scraped it off the...
  • Well yes, but as long as I know it works for me,...

    Well yes, but as long as I know it works for me, everyone else can be fat for all I care, lol
  • Yep, these articles are all over the place. It...

    Yep, these articles are all over the place. It seems with nutrition the myths are in some cases so old, they almost become the "truth". And it's difficult to convince people otherwise when they can...
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