Anyone have any serious questions about nutrition and overall health? Fire away, I'm your man! :-)

  • Djmaxvayo

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    Mar 10, 2012 5:31 AM GMT
    Just opening this for conversation and questions. I've been living by my own strict guidelines for 20 years and I have a lot of information to share.
  • mikey_101

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    Mar 20, 2012 12:21 PM GMT
    What would you advise to pack on lean muscle for me being strict vegetarian, no refined wheat or sugars, no processed food whatsoever.

    Recently strated Kefir after having stomach problems associated with high protein diet of chickpeas, cheese and boiled eggs as an after gym protein hit.

    Making homemade Kefir as a tonic, but considering using this as smoothie base for after gym protein.

    also considering getting back to homemade hempmilk.

    I struggle to eat enough to add lean muscle, and need a decent calorific hit post work out to add to my 3 healthy meals a day.

    For refrence, I'm doing Intermittent Fasting from evening meal to break-fast at midday.

    Thanks in adance!

  • Djmaxvayo

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    Apr 03, 2012 3:46 AM GMT
    I would recommend eating sprouted (germinated) nuts of all kinds that appeal to you. I personally eat almonds, walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, pine nuts, and macadamias. These all have very specific timelines for sprouting, so check that out before you begin. Invest in a good dehydrator to dry them at a low temperature after germination. You'll be amazed at the results! Don't be fooled by all the strict "no fat" diets out there. Avoiding all fat in the diet is suicide!!
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    Apr 03, 2012 3:51 AM GMT
    Are protein shakes a good stimulate for muscles after a workout (muscle milk, etc). Also what are some really good exercises to help work your lower abs and v spot?
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    Apr 03, 2012 5:11 AM GMT
    I'm confused, your profile says you're in a monogamous relationship but you've got an essay written in the type of guy your looking to meet section icon_sad.gif

    GUYS I'M LOOKING TO MEET

    Younger than me, but not too young to know what's important in life. I tend to like lean, lanky guys, but muscular and tall is good too. Personality-wise, I'm a Libra, so I get along with lots of different kinds of guys. Don't be shy! Just remember, everyone is human. Of course, it would be great if we have some things in common (see above). Smile and say hello! :-)

    The most important stuff:
    1) Honesty
    2) Commitment to fitness and health
    3) Comfortable being gay
    4) Masculine, but well-groomed :-)
    5) Loves music
    6) Loves animals
    7) Knows how to take care of himself
    icon_cool.gif Likes to get his hands dirty ;-)

    How about a date? I can travel too.
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    Apr 03, 2012 5:44 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidI'm confused, your profile says you're in a monogamous relationship but you've got an essay written in the type of guy your looking to meet section icon_sad.gif

    GUYS I'M LOOKING TO MEET

    Younger than me, but not too young to know what's important in life. I tend to like lean, lanky guys, but muscular and tall is good too.

    How about a date? I can travel too.



    back off, leave him to us ;)
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    Apr 03, 2012 5:53 AM GMT
    My question is more about gaining..

    So I went from 136 to 160 on a really strict 30% carbs, 50% protein and 20% fat but over the last few weeks haven't been able to gain. Am I at some kind of natural limit or do I need to up the calories? I am working out a little more (lifting, no cardio at all)
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    Apr 08, 2012 3:26 PM GMT
    @adam228

    Scooby provides a muscle gain calculator that also lists "natural" maximum bodyweights.

    http://scoobysworkshop.com/muscle-gain-calculator/

    Though these numbers vary wildly when you change your genetic input from meso/endo, normal, or ecto. Depending on your genetics, having 10% BF your genetic maximum could be around 153-180 lbs.
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    Apr 08, 2012 3:34 PM GMT
    adam228 saidMy question is more about gaining..

    So I went from 136 to 160 on a really strict 30% carbs, 50% protein and 20% fat but over the last few weeks haven't been able to gain. Am I at some kind of natural limit or do I need to up the calories? I am working out a little more (lifting, no cardio at all)


    50% protein? How do your blood work liver numbers look?
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    Apr 08, 2012 8:16 PM GMT
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    adam228 saidMy question is more about gaining..

    So I went from 136 to 160 on a really strict 30% carbs, 50% protein and 20% fat but over the last few weeks haven't been able to gain. Am I at some kind of natural limit or do I need to up the calories? I am working out a little more (lifting, no cardio at all)


    50% protein? How do your blood work liver numbers look?



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    May 09, 2012 4:56 PM GMT
    Is basmati brown rice as good for you as brown rice?
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    May 09, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    Why can't I eat chocolate, drink coke and Krispy Kreme and look like Chris Zylka?
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    May 09, 2012 5:05 PM GMT
    Oops, forgot Mcdonalds, kfc and hungry jacks. Those too,
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    May 09, 2012 6:06 PM GMT
    It is true that groping your biceps and abs will cause me to mysteriously become as ripped as you overnight?
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    May 19, 2012 6:40 PM GMT
    Do you know if there's a definitive vegan nutrition reference?

    Seems like there are lots of books that are packaged to catch your eye at the bookstore, but what do professional nutritionists consult?

    I'm pretty sure the best resource is peer-reviewed essays in reputable nutrition journals, but is there a book or website that packages the latest research?

    As a non-nutritionist, I just want to know the basics, like:

    ~Other than protein, what do vegans lose nutritionally from not eating meat & dairy?

    ~What should vegans include in their diets to stay in top condition?

    Thx!
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    May 19, 2012 6:42 PM GMT
    Are the healthy choice microwave dinners actually healthy?
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    May 19, 2012 6:56 PM GMT
    grofte said
    adam228 saidMy question is more about gaining..

    So I went from 136 to 160 on a really strict 30% carbs, 50% protein and 20% fat but over the last few weeks haven't been able to gain. Am I at some kind of natural limit or do I need to up the calories? I am working out a little more (lifting, no cardio at all)


    50% protein? How do your blood work liver numbers look?


    Normal.

    My doctor had the same concerns, and then found some studies (which he shared) of high protein diets (higher than what I was eating) and the study concluded that renal function was only minimally impacted.

    Anyway, that didn't work out so well. I gained, but I'm stuck at 160 even when I increased daily calories to 4-5k for the last month.

    I cut down on the protein and increased fat, eating many of the nuts Djmaxvayo suggested, but its too soon to tell if that's going to work.
  • tuffguyndc

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    May 19, 2012 7:03 PM GMT
    Djmaxvayo saidJust opening this for conversation and questions. I've been living by my own strict guidelines for 20 years and I have a lot of information to share.
    HELP!!!!!! I am addicted to sugar. I keep mainly to muffins but it is affecting by keeping me from my six pack abs. ha ha i am trying to have one a day to start my new removal from sugar but its hard to do sometimes.
  • Djmaxvayo

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    Feb 14, 2013 5:51 AM GMT
    Sugar has recently been linked to cancer...that should be motivation enough to keep you away from it. :-) Just saying. Sugar potentiates inflammation in the body, and chronic inflammation is a precursor to cancer. We've known this for decades, but of course there's a lot of marketing and misinformation interfering with basic science.
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    Feb 14, 2013 6:07 AM GMT
    I'm ravenous/ thirsty after working out, what are some of the best foods post workout?
  • Medjai

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    Feb 14, 2013 6:12 AM GMT
    What qualifications do you have to be giving health advice besides personal experience?
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    Feb 14, 2013 6:18 AM GMT
    I have a question if you're willing to help.

    I've been working out at home for a couple of months now. I've just been focusing on losing weight, but I've been trying to focus on finding a number to work towards. I've tried using BMI to find a number, but I've heard that it isn't very accurate. I've heard there are methods to find an accurate number (like weighing yourself in water to find body fat % or something?) but I can't afford stuff like that. The thing that makes it hard for me is that I've been fat all of my life so I have no norm as a reference.

    Any ideas that could help me?
  • Medjai

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    Feb 14, 2013 6:21 AM GMT
    Djmaxvayo saidSugar has recently been linked to cancer...that should be motivation enough to keep you away from it. :-) Just saying. Sugar potentiates inflammation in the body, and chronic inflammation is a precursor to cancer. We've known this for decades, but of course there's a lot of marketing and misinformation interfering with basic science.


    Wait, what? Cancer? Diabetes, yes. However, I found numerous studies stating sugar had zero impact on cancer incidence of various types, and none that supported this... The jury is still out on artificial sweeteners, but sugar is not a cancer risk.
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 15, 2013 3:05 AM GMT
    Medjai said
    Djmaxvayo saidSugar has recently been linked to cancer...that should be motivation enough to keep you away from it. :-) Just saying. Sugar potentiates inflammation in the body, and chronic inflammation is a precursor to cancer. We've known this for decades, but of course there's a lot of marketing and misinformation interfering with basic science.


    Wait, what? Cancer? Diabetes, yes. However, I found numerous studies stating sugar had zero impact on cancer incidence of various types, and none that supported this... The jury is still out on artificial sweeteners, but sugar is not a cancer risk.


    Sugar causes inflammation which I think can lead to cancer.
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    Feb 15, 2013 3:06 AM GMT
    body_talk86 saidI'm ravenous/ thirsty after working out, what are some of the best foods post workout?
    3/4-pounder, fries, and large DP from Wendy's. And a 24 oz Rockhampton Ribeye from Outback Steakhouse for dessert, with a golden margarita (or three) to wash it down.