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  • Has anyone figured this out yet? I'm on a Samsung Galaxy S5. Sometimes it will allow me to search and select a photo from my "Gallery", but sometimes it will only display previously posted pics. It's very frustrating.
  • If you're new to free weights, those "fit individuals" might be more than willing to help if you had any questions.
  • There is a little truth to it, but it's almost certainly overstated. Basically, your body continually has needs for the macro-nutrients. During the day it may need more calories for instance, and at night it might need fewer, but then maybe more protein depending on what you did that day. If you eat a lot more calories at…
  • The Woodlands
    in Texas Comment by Hadabetter March 2016
  • Contrary to what some have posted, people respond differently to training. Some show visible results quickly, and some hardly show any at all. Just eating at a surplus and training hard doesn't guarantee anything if your genetics won't support it.
  • What "surfingmourir" said, although I heard (from sports nutritionists, btw) 1.6g/kg of body weight, consumed throughout your day. Especially important is first thing in the morning, right before bed, and within an hour after lifting. Also, you need to keep your calorie deficit to no more than 500/day.
  • It's better to eat 3 or more meals a day of roughly equal sizes than it is to nibble all day and then have a giant evening meal, but the time of day doesn't matter.
  • Maybe the typical American teenage boy and man eats more protein than they need. But the typical American teen boy and man eats at a Calorie surplus and doesn't get much exercise. If you exercise regularly, especially resistance exercises, you probably need a little more than 0.8g/kg. And if you want to preserve lean mass…
  • I like "MetRx Protein Power Plus" bars. 32 grams of protein! My favorite flavor is Chocolate Chocolate Chunk.
  • All calorie intake should be considered in your daily count, but Calcium and fiber supplements typically have zero or negligible calories.
  • Yes and no. Yes, there are exercises to make your neck stronger. And no, this won't get rid of flab and wrinkles on your neck. TeaBea pretty much nailed it on that point. But don't shortchange the benefits of making your neck stronger even if wrinkles aren't affected. Your head is heavy, and unless you maintain neck…
  • Your body really doesn't store protein for later use (except as muscle tissue), and it really can't utilize much more than about 30 grams per meal. So it's good to begin your day with a little protein, have some more multiple times during the day, and then again right before going to bed. Non-fat Greek yogurt sweetened…
  • Right...that's why power lifters and oly lifters don't mix well with people who are lifting for resistance training, rather than for competitive lifting events.
  • As a pagan, it angers me that the Christians have hijacked our Winter Solstice celebration by calling "Christmas". We had it first, and you should all be wishing each other a happy solstice!
  • I would avoids juicers, because the fiber they remove is important for your health. But that's just me.
  • Some good sources of protein (and relatively low calorie) are chicken breasts (8-9 calories/gram of protein), non-fat Greek yogurt (6-7 calories/gram of protein), and egg whites (5 calories/gram of protein). It's a little more difficult to hit your protein numbers without powders but it can be done. Also important is to…
  • @leahgoldgirl I was just speculating that a woman's lesser ability to build muscle might equate to slightly lower protein requirements in order to support muscle building.
  • And when your body needs protein it looks first for amino acids circulating in the blood stream. Failing that, it will get the protein it needs to maintain/repair your vital organs from your existing muscle mass. This will kill any efforts at body recomp. So your protein intake should be spread throughout the day in 3-4…
  • @sistrsprkl Adequate protein is important, but there is debate about what is adequate. I did mine on 0.7 g/lb which many sports nutritionists recommend. I don't know how gender impacts that but one would think that a woman would require less than a man. I think of more concern for you would be to ensure you are eating…
  • So here's the before-after:
  • The graph below shows the change in my body composition since Jan 12, 2013. I dropped ~25lbs while roughly maintaining my lean body mass. I realize I'm not super lean (14-17% fat) but I look OK with my shirt off, and actually increased my strength levels during the period. I followed the following principles: 1) Calorie…
  • Walking 2 miles (`4700 steps) at a brisk 4.0 mph would only burn about 200 calories. If you take credit for 1584 calories, and use that for diet planning, you will more likely gain weight than lose.
  • Most cheeses are extremely Calorie dense. Do your homework with them and eat in moderation. Non-fat Greek yogurt is pretty awesome.
  • You could experiment and see if you can reduce the hunger by increasing protein and/or increasing fiber. If that doesn't work for you, and you are tired of being hungry, then yeah eat a little more. Regardless of what MFP says, or what Scooby says about how much you "should" be eating, what you have been eating has…
  • Counting calories definitely works. You need to count them ALL though, including condiments, and the little freebies at the grocery store, and the little nibbles of nuts as you walk through the kitchen, etc, etc. It also helps if you can weigh and measure your portions. It's a little bit of a hassle at first but in under a…
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