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  1. BigTex

    Artificial intelligence generated diets?

    I asked the AI to put me together a 5500 calorie diet with actual correct protein, carbs, fats listed with 250 grams protein and 150 grams of fat no vegetables and multi-vitamin, supplements. Here is what I got: As an AI language model, it is important to emphasize that a 5500 calorie diet with...
  2. BigTex

    Fasting may not be so safe?

    This is a pretty large study, almost 200,00 people. The study population consisted of participants from the NHANES 1999-2014 the data suggested that regularly missing meals can raise a person's risk of early death by 30 percent. Conclusions In this large, prospective study of US adults aged 40...
  3. N

    What are the best vitamin/supplements for Liver health?

    My liver enzymes are always a little high, not super high, but always 30-40% over normal range for the last 20+ years. Occasionally they have gone down to WNL when I lost weight (I am up and down with my weight). Therefore I know some of this is due to me being overweight now (about 40lbs), so...
  4. J

    2020 US Dietary Guidelines

    The US is in the process of revising its dietary guidelines for 2020, something it does every five years. The US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has released its report (pdf file), part of the process before the guidelines are finalized. The executive summary includes the following...
  5. J

    Keto vs. Plant Based Diet

    The diets which have recently gotten the most attention in the media are the ketogenic and low fat plant based diets. Up until now there have been no studies comparing the two diets head to head in a controlled clinical setting. But now there is, a crossover study where the participants ate each...
  6. C

    Corona Gains: TRT and Gains or lack thereof...

    Hey gang. Just curious. Most of us are 4 weeks into lockdown. I have not been to the gym in 4 weeks and like most, I am working out at home. I just do pull ups and push ups and some db exercises with 25lb pair. upper day and lower day. I also try and jog/walk 2-3 miles 2-3 times a week which is...
  7. J

    Dietary Factors in Testosterone Deficiency

    Another study looked at American dietary habits to try to determine their effect on testosterone deficiency. The study found two significant factors: Vitamin A, which I have not seen in previous studies, and the combination of protein, fat, and phosphorus, which sounds to me like a proxy for...
  8. S

    How normal people get their protein macro?

    I looked at some diet (MATADOR intermittent diet) and for my body weight of about 160lb, I have to consume about 160 grams protein per day. Naive me always thought that means just 160 grams of meat. Checking the nutritional value info for chicken, beef, and fish: all are about 25% protein by...
  9. S

    Interesting blog article: An Update on My Testosterone-Boosting Experiment: 7 Years Later

    The art of manliness blog puts out interesting articles about manly stuff. I received this one today: An Update on My Testosterone-Boosting Experiment: 7 Years Later | The Art of Manliness His conclusion: he talks mostly about diet and exercise What this goes to show is that increasing...
  10. J

    Short Term Effects of Diet on Testosterone Levels

    A press release describes a study that found a high fat meal (any kind of fat) lowers testosterone levels, while a high protein meal (egg white or whey) raises them over the following five hours. This goes against the usual advice I see on the Internet that you should "eat healthy fats" to raise...
  11. J

    Muscle Sparing Effect of Testosterone While Dieting

    I think this effect has been known in the bodybuilding community for some time, but it's good to have a study to back it up. The study was funded by the Department of Defence. "The research reported in this publication is supported by the Collaborative Research to Optimize Warfighter Nutrition...
  12. S

    High carb vs high protein/fat

    So im always looking at information. I’ve always followed a high protein (chicken, salmon, eggs, deer meat) diet with some potatoes and veggies thrown in but mostly meat. Physically I look great super strong. However I’ve noticed the longest lived people on earth all eat mostly carbs with...
  13. Gianluca

    How do you keep track of your calories/macro

    What is the method or system do you use to count calories or marconutrient? When I need to, I use MyFitnessPal. I have for several years now and I find it pretty convenient. Does anyone use Exchange list as a method? any other?
  14. J

    Study Finds People Overeat Processed Foods

    About a year ago I gave a talk on healthy aging and one of the points I made was that you shouldn't eat processed foods, because they are engineered by food scientists to make you overeat them. Today I heard about a new study by the NIH that confirms it. A preprint of the study is available, but...
  15. T

    Carb or fat diet maybe the war is over by this consensus

    Do diets with different proportions of carbohydrates and fats on human health ? | The Chennai Telegram
  16. T

    Carnivore Diet

    Will the carnivore diet raise your hematocrit and hemoglobin if you’re on trt? Has anyone had success with the carnivore diet?
  17. J

    High SBHG, diet and low libido.

    I tested for low T at the beginning of the year. TT was 425 and FT was low at 6.3 (range 6.8-21.5). I did a full hormone panel in May before going on TRT and everything came back normal except my SBHG was high 95 (range 16.5-55). This was the first time I ever tested SBHG. I started treatment...
  18. B

    Is a recomp feasible for my situation?

    So a little about myself. I have been weightlifting for 3 years, although early september I broke my wrist and wasn't able to get back into it until december. I have gotten nowhere and am still skinny-fat. I finally decided to get my testosterone levels checked and they were LOW at 226 Low ng/dL...
  19. Nelson Vergel

    Athletes Lose Fat But Not Muscle by Intermittent Fasting

    Experienced strength athletes lose fat by intermittent fasting, not muscle mass or strength Strength athletes perform no better or worse if they do time-restricted feeding we wrote yesterday, based on an American study in which the participants did weight training for the first time in their...
  20. Nelson Vergel

    Skipping breakfast may lead to weight gain in men

    Men who skipped breakfast four to six times per week experienced a mean increase in waist circumference that was 0.2 cm vs. men who ate breakfast every day; men who skipped breakfast every day had a mean increase of 0.21 cm vs. men who ate breakfast every day. Annual changes in the waist...
  21. Nelson Vergel

    What's the best protein for building muscle and how does it work?

    I highly recommend this video. It is a little long but worth it if you want to learn more about what is the best protein for muscle growth
  22. Nelson Vergel

    How many calories do you need to gain or lose weight?

    This easy tool helps to determine how many calories you need to gain or lose weight. Use the desire weight as an input and do it again with your current weight. The difference will be the calories you would have to add or decrease to get to your weight gain or loss goal...
  23. Nelson Vergel

    The Truth About Carbs

    In this podcast you will learn: - The difference between “good and bad carbs” - The effects of prolonged low-carb dieting on your health - How to manipulate your carbs to build muscle and burn fat - A simple guide to calculate your optimal daily carbohydrate intake - The best dietary choices for...
  24. Nelson Vergel

    The Truth About Fats

    In this week's podcast you will learn: ▪ How misguided government policies shaped dietary guidelines ▪ The different types of dietary fats and their health benefits ▪ How marketing trumped science & endangered people's lives ▪ Which dietary fats you...
  25. Nelson Vergel

    Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet

    "[Carbs] were the base of the pyramid," says Mozaffarian. The message was "eat all carbohydrates you want." Americans took this as a green light to eat more refined grains such as breads, processed snack foods and white pasta. "But carbohydrates worsen glucose and insulin — they have negative...
  26. Nelson Vergel

    First Guidelines Document for Healthy Eating to Prevent Hormone Diseases

    The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American College of Endocrinology and The Obesity Society have released new clinical practice guidelines for healthy eating in the prevention of endocrine diseases in adults, according to a press release. The guidelines are targeted for...
  27. Nelson Vergel

    How to Lose Fat: Top Suggestions from Nelson Vergel

    Get real. Ask yourself: What is getting in the way of my health? What excuses am I using to not start giving a damn? There is no perfect time to start. Do it now, even if it means one change per week in your lifestyle choices. You deserve to feel and look the best you can! You cannot change...
  28. Nelson Vergel

    Nelson's Top Tricks for Fat Loss

    Get real. Ask yourself: What is getting in the way of my health? What excuses am I using to not start giving a damn? There is no perfect time to start. Do it now, even if it means one change per week in your lifestyle choices. You deserve to feel and look the best you can! You cannot change...
  29. Nelson Vergel

    New Study: Exercise Decreases Preference for Unhealthy Foods

    Neuroreport. 2013 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print] Physical exercise and brain responses to images of high-calorie food.Killgore WD, Kipman M, Schwab ZJ, Tkachenko O, Preer L, Gogel H, Bark JS, Mundy EA, Olson EA, Weber M. [h=3]Source[/b]aCenter for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Research, McLean...
  30. Excel Male

    Clean Nutrition for Health, Muscle Gain and Fat Loss.

    By Nelson Vergel There is so much confusing and contradictory information out there about healthy eating. Our food choices can affect not only on our body shape and quality of life, but also mortality and on how well we age. The components of whole food. Foods are made up of many different...
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