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please explain who knows a diet to define muscles?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free.

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A 16-year-old female asked:

Could you give me an idea of a diet for break fast lunch dinner & snack that a person should consume when wanting to gain mass muscle ?

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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Diet: A healthy diet rich in protein with less saturated fats and simple carbohydrates unless there a medical condition not to do so.
Dr. Tedde Rinker
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Also, you need to exert your muscles to increase muscle mass. Lift weights, use weight machines and climb stairs will help. Also Pilates or Gyrotoniccs improve muscle mass
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is your opinion on my diet muscle building diet?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Eat Protein: Eat a healthy diet and add protein to maximize muscle building potential. Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How do you diet without losing muscle; when you are already relatively light?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Enough carbs and Pro: Have enough carbs (65% of your calorie needs) and protein ( 10-20% of your calorie needs)in your diet, take in less fat. ( 10% of calorie needs) you dont want to limit your carbohydrates or your protein intake. Too little carbs leads to protein breakdown and eventual fat breakdown. Add cardiovascular activity at a fat burning pace to continue fat burning.
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A 34-year-old male asked:

I have researched a lot and i didn't find an answer on how to decrease fat and gain muscle.. ? Can anyone help me with a proper diet?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Jump into it: Reading will only confuse you. Hit the gym hard and impress the gym-rats with your desire to work both resistance and cardio. They will approach and offer you guidance, most of which will be accurate. Creatine and an electronic muscle stimulation unit are the ways to get extra mass; avoid steroids of course & most supplements are a waste. Eat protein, avoid sugary / salty / fatty stuff.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What could I do to determine if i need to diet or just tighten my muscles?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Grab your waist: If you're a man, you can diet until you can see your muscle definition (abs, etc.) and it will benefit you. If you're a woman, it's good to have enough subcuteous fat to grip but not have your fingers on either side more than an inch or two apart -- a little bit of body fat is healthy for you. Of course, it's great to do both muscle-toning and losing weight.

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