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To lose fat and gain muscle, I do crossfit training and 1/3 of my calories come from carb, 1/3 protein, 1/3 fat. Right nutrient balance?

To lose fat and gain muscle, I do crossfit training and 1/3 of my calories come from carb, 1/3 protein, 1/3 fat. Right nutrient balance?

Zone diet : If you're trying to lose weight and improve your muscle tone i suggest trying zone type diet which includes 40% carbohydrates 40% lean protein and 40% healthy fish or plant-based fat. This is closer to the paleo diet that crossfit suggests except on the paleo diets you're not allowed to have any dairy or starch. ...Read more

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I'm falling behind. What is a good workout supplement to build muscle fast and burn fat?

I'm falling behind. What is a good workout supplement to build muscle fast and burn fat?

See details: Sorry, there is none. Diet is essential. You must minimize carbohydrates and control portion size. Protein supplements can help with muscle but only to a minimal degree. ...Read more

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Is - burning fat, burning calories and losing weight, all same ? Or different ? How?

Is - burning fat, burning calories and losing weight, all same ? Or different ? How?

Similar : Losing weight involves fat burning, as well as other fuels as part of metabolic processes known as anabolism, that builds muscle, bone, blood cells, nervous tissue, etc., and catabolism, that breaks down and regenerates body tissues. Both processes require fuel, and burning fat for calories is how we get energy, as well as lose weight. It's all about energy balances ...Read more

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Im veg. Goal=weightloss,musclegain. I Lift weights.I use whey protein supplements 1gm/kg body weight.They hv artificial sweeteners & cholesterol.Safe?

Im veg. Goal=weightloss,musclegain. I Lift weights.I use whey protein supplements 1gm/kg body weight.They hv artificial sweeteners & cholesterol.Safe?

Probably safe but ..: What do you think you are gaining by eating supplements and pills and powders. Why don't you just eat a good well rounded vegan diet and continue your exercise program. You cannot eat food and talk to it and direct it to your muscles. Your body will absorb what it does, then it goes to your liver where it is metabolized, then out to the rest of your body. ...Read more

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Hello,does amino acids helps in burning fat and loosing weight.pleas help?

Hello,does amino acids helps in burning fat and loosing weight.pleas help?

No: We all take amino acids in our diet. Proteins are made of amino acids and proteins are present in grains, legumes, beans, nuts, milk etc. There is no substitute to reducing caloric intake and increasing physical activity. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Could the GNC amp ripped vitapak program work?

GNC: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Can the workout video insanity burn fat or just gain muscle?

Can the workout video insanity burn fat or just gain muscle?

Both: But you have to consider that the fat loss and inches lost won't be replaced by bodybuilder type musculature. It builds more muscle fibers and stonger bodies, so the answer is both. But that level of cardio prevents people from packing on size. ...Read more

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Unexplainable weight gain, eat low carbs and supplement my breakfast w/ a visalus shake, also exercise btwn 4-6x a week, 15lb in 6 mos?!

Unexplainable weight gain, eat low carbs and supplement my breakfast w/ a visalus shake, also exercise btwn 4-6x a week, 15lb in 6 mos?!

Underactive thyroid: An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) can cause unexplained weight gain, especially in someone doing all the right things, eg healthy nutrition & regular physical activity. Go see your family doc for a very simple & inexpensive blood test. ...Read more

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I've recently introduced protein shake and phedra cut xt fat burners to my work out does this improve my weight loss progress?

I've recently introduced protein shake and phedra cut xt fat burners to my work out does this improve my weight loss progress?

Maybe: There is no foolproof way to increase weight loss - it is just plain hard work. However - some studies suggest exercising while fasted followed by a protein based drink within 30 min of exercise increases fat burning by increasing growth hormone levels. I believe hydroxycut xt contains green tea catechins. Some studies show these increase fat burning associated with exercise as well. ...Read more

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Obese & trying vegetarian diet, but I soon feel weak, & my body seems to hang onto extra weight/go into starvation mode. Why? Thank you in advance!

Obese & trying vegetarian diet, but I soon feel weak, & my body seems to hang onto extra weight/go into starvation mode. Why? Thank you in advance!

Weight management: programs need to be followed by your doc. Consider low carb and higher protein food plan. Your protein may below and your blood sugar fluctuating. See your doc and include some exercise if ok w/him/her. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Would consuming only 1000 calories put my body into starvation mode?

Would consuming only 1000 calories put my body into starvation mode?

Depends: It depends on your body's Total Energy Needs, and your Energy Availability (Calories In minus exercise and other daily activities). If you are in negative Energy Balance, you may lose weight or your body may go into conservation /starvation mode and lower your metabolic rate instead. ...Read more

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Loss of appetite, cholesterol 400, losing weight fast 8lbs. In one week. 58 yr old woman pain in left neck, no energy, cbc and ck cmp all fine.

Loss of appetite, cholesterol 400, losing weight fast 8lbs. In one week. 58 yr old woman pain in left neck, no energy, cbc and ck  cmp all fine.

Weight loss fatigue: You need to make an appointment with your doctor for further work up. Have you had a colonoscopy? This should be done starting at 50 years old. Your doctor may need to check your thyroid as well. Your cholesterol levels also need to be addressed. ...Read more

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Im m32yrs.Weigh 84kg.Started moderate to high intensity weight workout. Mostly desk job.Have low sperm count.How much &which nutrient r req in my diet?

Im m32yrs.Weigh 84kg.Started moderate to high intensity weight workout. Mostly desk job.Have low sperm count.How much &which nutrient r req in my diet?

Different factors: There are different factors that can affect sperm such as local heat to the testicle area , alcohol etc. There could be anatomical reasons such as the presence of dilated vains in the testicle best is to see a urologist that can perform an exam as well as blood work if needed and prescribe medications or supplements . Antioxidants oct can be helpful for certain condition that cause low sperm. ...Read more

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Have been losing approx 1lb per day. Yesterday ate 530 calories less than daily amount plus burned 240 calories but gained .6lbs. What am i doing wrong? Ate no junk food, low fat, cals, carbs.

Have been losing approx 1lb per day. Yesterday ate 530 calories less than daily amount plus burned 240 calories but gained .6lbs. What am i doing wrong? Ate no junk food, low fat, cals, carbs.

Not a daily effect: Keep a dietary journal and graph your weight on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Add cross training: high and low impact aerobics and remember that diet= what you eat, what you do and who you are. Exercise with a picture of yourself at a thinner weight ( who you are ) and also have a picture of yourself ( or someone you want to look like) placed on your dressing mirror. High protein, 1500 cal diet. ...Read more

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