Posts Tagged ‘protein’

Do you know of a good vegetarian bulking meal plan?

February 4th, 2013 1 comment

I am looking for a quality vegetarian bulking meal plan that does not include protein shakes. I want to eat whole foods. I’m having a hard time finding a good one and could use some help.

You can always look it up online.

How can I gain weight and still remain healthy?

December 28th, 2012 2 comments

I’m 5’5 and 115 pounds. I would like to gain about 15 pounds. However I like to eat somewhat healthy. I eat quite a bit of junk food but I still eat at least one healthy meal a day. I take in A LOT of calories but I don’t gain any weight. My mom eats like a bird and she’s over weight.

I actually had the same problem. I’m 24 and I still have trouble gaining weight. I work out all the time to gain muscle mass, but my natural metabolism is so high that it is hard for me to gain muscle mass. The solution to my problem was to take in about 6,000 calories a day, but to do that you would either have to eat very unhealthy foods or stuff yourself every time you eat healthy foods. That was getting way too expensive for me because I was eating about 5 huge meals a day which was costing me about $200 a week in groceries. I went to GNC to see if they had any solutions for me and they had a powder shake mix that has 2,000 calories a scoop and it was filled with vitamins and protein also. Perfect for weight gaining the healthy way. So instead of eating so much food and spending all that money at the grocery store I just buy a jug of Weight Gain powder at GNC about twice a month and I have seen phenomenal results. I have gained about 25lbs. of muscle since I started taking it. Just remember that when you are taking in that many calories it is essential that you keep a very vigorous workout routine, otherwise you are bound to put on a little chub.

Before I started taking the calorie supplement I was stuck at about 165 lbs. and spending way too much money on groceries with no results. When I got on the supplement it took me about 3 months to get up to around 190lbs. And with my workout routine it was all Muscle. I’m very happy with the results!

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What will a healthy diet ALONE do for my slim body?

December 26th, 2012 1 comment

Let me start off by saying that I’m very slim, but I do have somewhat loose skin and fat.

Okay, now, say I’m getting all the protein and junk that my body needs, but I don’t exercise much…what would the healthy eating ALONE do for my bddy? Would it trim away whatever little fat I have and fill out my somewhat loose skin?

Dieting may be serious job to do. Try "un diet" program.

What is the best diet advice for vegetarians?

December 4th, 2012 3 comments

There are so many diets out their but all of them consist of meats and protein. Are there any diets that focus just on vegetarians?

not really – the reason for that is that when you cut back on meat consumption you will loose some weight. meat is one of the leading causes of obesity.
just learn how to balance your diet as a vegetarian (talk to a nutritionist) and exercise right (join a gym if you can) and you should loose weight.

Can you please suggest some healthy eating plans?

December 2nd, 2012 6 comments

i ideally want to lose a stone and a half in weight, but as a minimum i would like to lose 5-6kg, to get to a just-about-bearable weight. please can you suggest some interesting, tasty, healthy-eating plans. please say what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and please suggest any healthy snacks.

thanks in advance.

I always thinking eating a fairly substantial breaky always sets you up for the day and can help the body from having to pick at things throughout the morning. My Favourites are either Porriage (40grams) or museli (not toasted). These are great sources of grains and protein.
For lunch always rye or wholemeal bread with salad and 100grams of meat.
dinner 200grams of meat and vege or salad.
Mid morning 2 pieces of fruit and arvo tin of tuna or raw veges with low fat dip is always good.
I have been using this website which has heaps of varieties in food plans. I log on every week and try and get a few alternatives for each week so Im not eating the same thing.
Remember you are what you eat.
Good luck

Why does fettuccine fit into the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating?

November 26th, 2012 1 comment

I need to know how fettuccine fits into the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, like how it’s healthy and how it adds up to it. Thanks 🙂

fettucine probably contains less fat than other pastas, and a sufficient amount of protein from egg as well as the fibre from flour that it is made from

What are the effects of diet and exercise on growth and development ?

November 22nd, 2012 1 comment

How does having a healthy diet and the right amount of exercise affect the growth and development of a person ?

How does having an unbalanced diet and not getting enough exercise affect the growth and development of a person ?

Please help 🙂

Quite simply, malnutrition can stunt your growth. The body needs a number of nutrients to develop properly, calcium for bones, protein for muscle, any number of nutrients for various hormones including testosterone and HGH. Anything lacking in the diet means the body can’t adequately produce these things. (And of course trying to add these directly – especially testosterone – is a VERY bad idea.)

Exercise is less mandatory for development, however it can go a long way towards developing strength and preventing obesity. And being seriously overweight can mess up development in a number of ways including, but not limited to, diabetes.

Is this really bad cheating on Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet?

November 6th, 2012 2 comments

I made a south beach diet recipe, Egg Muffins. But i have little money to splurge on some low fat/ non fat items. So I used a tablespoon 2 percent milk, and a tiny bit of Medium Cheddar cheese shredded and diced onions.
Should I throw out the rest of the muffins? Or is this a tiny cheat I shouldn’t worry about and move on?

I hate to be petty but bad apples spoil my opinion – that is, you may be ok cheating a little, but so many people dress up what they consider an acceptable cheat – a girl I saw on TV was on atkins but kept eating fruit saying "well whoever said that fruit makes you fat, I dont care what they say" – when it was a STUPI STUPID idea since it interupts ketosis (the process of using fat as a primary fuel source since carbs/sugars are unavoidable.

So, with the above rant in mind, if you do not do what they say, do not say "I am on the south beach diet", you are not, you are on a broken version of it, that may, or may not, work.

So – I know this answer may make you roll your eyes and say "err, answer the question" but my point is, stuff impacts more than people know, the diets are designed with will power in mind, but they are also designed with carb/fat/protein in levels in mind – regularly altering these even slightly will likely have effects on the diet. So with that considered, I would throw away the muffins 🙁

How can I loose stomach weight without healthy eating or exercise?

June 17th, 2012 6 comments

Hi, I’m 16, 5ft 1", 32 DD, 24" waist and weight 7.11stone, but yet I feel like I need more muscle on my stomach, I hate exercise and love to eat, I am really lazy so I don’t go to the gym, healthy eating is out of the option I love takeaways and virtually live off of them. By trying to avoid those options is there any other way? Or am I asking the impossible.

Yeah you are asking the impossible haha. Trust me, if you knew what ingredients were involved in the production process of your beloved fast food, you would vomit.
If the reason you don’t want to eat healthy is because you think you’ll feel hungry all the time, think again! I recommend you up your carbohydrates, and cut wayyy down on your fats. Do you have a sweet tooth? If you do, have fruit for breakfast; sweet potatoes + steamed greens for lunch; an organic form of protein (fish, grass fed beef etc.) + vegies (salad or steamed, your choice) for dinner and a cup of fruit for dessert. You can eat as much as it takes for you to feel satisfied, and I guarantee you will lose weight,your energy will be significantly improved (so you can finally hit the gym!) and your skin will be glowing. You may go through detox symptoms for the first week or so (your body getting rid of the shit in your body) but then the results will be astounding. Do not add any fats to your meals for the few weeks and I guarantee you will feel the difference.

What diet can i follow to get a body fat level under 10 percent?

June 17th, 2012 3 comments

Im at about 17 percent body fat and im 20 years old. I am doing interval training now and i was wondering what diet would be best to start showing abs? would a low carb diet work? or a 1500 calorie diet? or any advice from people below 10 percent what diet gets results the fastest thanks!

Hi Ethan.

Make sure that though your are getting less calories, you are also getting plenty of protein. I suggest that you eat lean meat like chicken, grass fed beef, and pastured pork. Those are food with high nutrient content but can give you plenty of protein to help you develop muscles. Also grass fed meats are rich in CLA, an essential fatty-acid that helps burn fat while increasing muscle mass.

This is an article about the benefits of CLA for dieters like you:

Good Luck!