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Is It Bad To Have A Protein Shake A Protein Bar At The Same Time
Kidneys and Protein: There is no easy answer to this question. However, significant amounts of consumed protein or Amino Acids can offer a significant solute load to the kidneys. That, along with inadequate hydration, can put one at risk for renal (kidney) damage. There have been numerous case reports of young athletes going into renal failure due to high protein consumption and inadequate hydration. ...Read more
Is it bad to eat a whole mango for a one off. Also is it bad to suck the mango pit/seed and is it bad to eat a tiny bit of the skin?
No. No. No.: People eat one mango at a time, the entire mango. Here in California, we buy them by the box, which is about 18-24 mangoes. Nibbling all the good stuff off the pit is what we do. A few people like a little bit of the skin for flavor; most people just toss the skin. As long as a person is not allergic to mango flesh, skin, or sap, it's fine to eat a mango. ...Read more
As part of a healthy diet.. Is it ok to eat a carb along with veggies and protein for dinner every night? Or 2-3 nights a week is the most?..
Which is better to have after dinner. A banana or apple? Or does it not really matter which one ? Just asking since dinners in the evening
Hard to say: Probably the apple, but just barely. Either would be a good evening snack. ...Read more
Is it true that someone with a lumbar hernia can lift max 30% of his weight? If not then what is a safe amount of kg to work with at the gym? Thanks!
No, not true at all: Lumbar disc herniations are actually very common and can be found in people with no back problems at all. So simply having a hernia does not necessitate any lifting restriction; the restriction depends very much on symptoms and varies widely from person to person. Generally speaking, avoid activities that cause pain and slowly, cautiously increase exercise capacity within the limits of comfort. ...Read more
Can you freeze a whey protein shake and drink it later? Plan to mix it with fruits and so on. Wondering if freezing the whey will do anything to it.
How many grams of protein can my body digest at once before it starts to turn to fat? I am a very active teen that works out a lot.
It depends: If you are active and work out a lot, you will need more calories, protein and fat than a teen who is not active. A balanced diet with variety is key to keeping your body well fueled. Do not forget to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated during exercise. Avoid supplements and vitamins unless you first check with your doctor. ...Read more
How is it that i can go to bed at a certain weight and wake up the next morning at a lesser weight? Not complaining, just curious.
Insensible loss: Each day, just by breathing and sweating, we can expel up to 1.5 liters of water. A liter of water weighs 2.2 pounds, so we lose over 3 pounds of water a day. We don't notice it during the day while we are up and awake, eating and drinking, but while sleeping we can lose about a pound of water. And, if you evacuate your bladder during the night that another pound of water (400cc.)good luck. ...Read more
Is it a good idea to have a glass of special whey milkshare after gym before gping to bed to lose weight? Thanks
Is it okay to have cheese (swiss perferrably) when on a diet? I don't even have much anyway. Maybe a quarter of a slice. Is that okay?
Yes you can: Anything in moderation is okay. Just make sure moderation is followed and you don't take many small pieces of cheese. Just enjoy and use reasonable common sense. ...Read more
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