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How much protien should I be consuming if I am working out?

How much protien should I be consuming if I am working out?

Depends: It all depends on the level of working out. If you are trying to gain mass, you want more protein and calories in than going out - if trying to tone, you want high protein and less carb/calories. On average for someone your age and working out, id aim for 50-60g of protein (or more) per day. ...Read more

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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How could I lose fat if I am already working out and eating well?

How could I lose fat if I am already working out and eating well?

Low carb. diet: Avoid high glycemic index carbohydrates- Google for details of glycemic index of carbs. Eat complex carbs- avoid simple sugars,baked goods,soda & all sweetened drinks. Drink warm lemon juice on rise in AM.Do not eat any big meal after 6 PM. Have a balanced breakfast with a lot of protein.Drink a lot of filtered water.May have yogurt & KEFIR. Cook with extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil. ...Read more

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I am 401 pounds.I am trying to lose weight.How long should I exercise.And how much water should drink?And how much calories should I be eating a day?

I am 401 pounds.I am trying to lose weight.How long should I exercise.And how much water should drink?And how much calories should I be eating a day?

Do nothing, to start: A 400 pounder is morbid and dangerously obesity. Genetics, emotional trauma usually when young, and a fat encouraging culture are among he causes.The disease affects heart, glandular, musculoskeletal and othe organs. Adversely affect the glandular system, heart, musculoskeletal and other organs. U need a comprehensive medically supervised program. (500 calories less per day = 1 lb wt loss/wk). ...Read more

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How much should I be eating and how often if I am pregnant?

How much should I be eating and how often if I am pregnant?

ASK YOUR OB: That is the job of your OB to answer your questions about that after you have had an exam and your OB has done an assessment of you, but generally eat 3 normal meals or some people eat smaller meals and a snack in between your doc can go over your eating and refer u to a nitricianist if necessary. ...Read more

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I am trying to lose weight I watch what I eat and drink. I stay away from fast food I work out but it doesn't seem to be working out I am not losing?

I am trying to lose weight I watch what I eat and drink. I stay away from fast food I work out but it doesn't seem to be working out I am not losing?

Cut out carbs: You may be eating too many carbohydrates. You only need about 150 grams per day. When you eat more than you need for fuel it goes to fat stores. Don't count fat or protein calories, just carbs. ...Read more

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If I am now 5'2, and i weigh 250lbs. How much calories should I be eating to lose weight?

If I am now 5'2, and i weigh 250lbs. How much calories should I be eating to lose weight?

1200 to 1500 per day: Eat healthy and exercise daily. You should cut down on sugars, sweets and fats. Eat plant based foods including vegetables and fruits. Use good protein based foods like tofu, eggs, fish and nuts. Avoid meats and exercise daily for 30-60 minutes..Any movement is helpful..Walking is the best. ...Read more

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Hello , I would like to know how much I should be eating and how much I should excercise?

Hello , I would like to know how much I should be eating and how much I should excercise?

No set amount: There is no set amount regarding eating or exercising. As long as your weight is stable than just continue your daily routine. If you start gaining weight, then you should start counting calories and trying burn them off with exercise. ...Read more

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Hello. I am working out at gym and I am using protein after work out. I like to know using protein is harmful or not?? Thank you

Hello. I am working out at gym and I am using protein after work out. I like to know using protein is harmful or not??
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Likely not: There are a few medical conditions where supplemental protein might be unwise but if you are normal these products are just another simple source of nutrition.They would be helpful if you do not have an otherwise balanced diet and that is their selling point. However, most would do just as well without them. Working with a dietitian to identify weak areas in your diet might be more help long term ...Read more

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I am losing a lot of hair and would like to know if i can take biotin supplements even though I am breastfeeding? And if so , how much should I take?

I am losing a lot of hair and would like to know if i can take biotin supplements even though I am breastfeeding? And if so , how much should I take?

35 micrograms: Biotin is Vitamin B7. SO make sure none of your other supplements - Like your Prenatal vitamins (which you should still be taking if you are breastfeeding) - contain B7 (Biotin). The FDA recommends 30 mcg per day, and 35 if Breastfeeding. Post birth hair loss is a common, and benign process. Your hair is most likely to come back without doing anything specific. ...Read more

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How much iron do I need if I am pregnant to be healthy?

How much iron do I need if I am pregnant to be healthy?

27mg daily: The typical diet confers 15 mg of elemental iron per day. The recommended daily dietary allowance of ferrous iron during pregnancy is 27 mg. Every patient will have a health screen questionnaire and blood tests at the beginning of pregnancy. Your ob/gyn will review these results and clarify your needs. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 6'1 and weigh 250, should I take protein while working out?

What do you suggest if I am 6'1 and weigh 250, should I take protein while working out?

Target weight 189: Using a BMI calculator your "target weight" is 189lbs, of course it depends also on body type. Eat less calories, and more healthy foods, reduce junk foot intake and don't worry so much about the percent of protein fat carbohydrate and sugar ...Read more

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How can I be sure that I am eating enough protein?

How can I be sure that I am eating enough protein?

Get a check-up...: The best way to address this question is to get a yearly physical; that way you will know your baseline state of health...And can monitor things like your weight, muscle mass, etc. Going forward. ...Read more

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I drink a protein shake after working out - can you ever have too much protein?

I drink a protein shake after working out - can you ever have too much protein?

Yes you can: The body can only put on a limited amount of protein in a day (varies with intake, disease state, etc). Dietary excess of protein requires can cause problems if there is any underlying decrease in kidney function (as may be seen with diabetes, aging, etc), can increase risk for kidney stones, dehydration (unless adequate h2o), liver abn. Balance studies show 0.8-1.0 gm/kg is plenty in good healt. ...Read more

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How much more should I eat if I am pregnant?

How much more should I eat if I am pregnant?

300 calories: In general, 300 additional daily calories are all that is needed to ensure adequate fetal growth and optimal nutrition for mother and baby. Women who enter pregnancy significantly underweight may need to eat additional calories to compensate for their pre-pregnancy health status. ...Read more

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If I am injured and can no longer do weight training should I still drink whey powder? I am trying to lose weight.

If I am injured and can no longer do weight training should I still  drink whey powder? I am trying to lose weight.

Make Lasting Changes: A weight loss program has to be something you can live with for the long-term. Its better to eat healthy, natural proteins like meats, fish and veggies than to drink whey. Avoid liquid calories of any kind. Eliminating "white" carbs will go a long way also. This means sugar, white flour products as well as white rice and white pastas. This + regular exercise = steady weight loss. ...Read more

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I am a vegan trying to lose a few lbs, should I but protein powder to help? If so what kind?

I am a vegan trying to lose a few lbs, should I but protein powder to help? If so what kind?

Look at label: Most of vegans need protein supplements along with vitamins & minerals especially calcium , iron etc. If you are a vegan protein power will have animal products casein (milk ) and egg as base besides soya ( plant ) protein. Look at the label and decide if it is good for you. ...Read more

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How much weight should I be gaining each month if I am already overweight?

How much weight should I be gaining each month if I am already overweight?

Depends: If you are overweight then i would stress eating a largely plant based diet of unprocessed food. The majority of your diet should be fruits and vegetables and fish. You should exercise everyday for at least 45 minutes. Walking, prenatal yoga, etc are examples. If you eat right and exercise, you may not put on any weight or even lose some initially. ...Read more

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