How do I determine body fat percentage using lots of fat roll measurements and frame measurements?

I drink only water and skim milk and eat approximately 500 calories per meal (high protein, low fat, high complex carbohydrate, low carbohydrate (sugar?), low cholesterol, lots of greens, veggies and some fruit). I don't snack at all. I think you were right about my BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate). I think that is what...

Are protein powders beneficial for you?

Are protein powders, pre-workout drinks, and other supplements like these beneficial for you? For the average person who may or may not lift weights, protein powders are not beneficial and costly. Same for pre-workout drinks. Drink 1 cup of water before you work out and drink at least 1 cup of water during workouts in hot,...

I play year round premier soccer and am gaining weight, but I have no clue where it’s going.

Please Please Please answer this question. I'm 16-year-old female 5 feet 7 inches and 155 pounds. I play year-round premier soccer, high school soccer, I'm currently weight lifting and I jog. I wear the same clothes I wore at 140 pounds and my clothes fit exactly the same or better. Only I seem to...

What are the benefits and problems associated with amino acid supplements?

What are the benefits and problems associated with amino acid supplements, particularly a supplement with a wide variety of amino acids, for an individual on a heavy workout schedule and a high carbohydrate diet? I have heard that L-tryptophan supplements are associated with a blood disease, is this true? Tryptophan is an essential amino acid...

I’ve tried protein powders to gain weight and they didn’t work.

I want to gain weight. I'm 5 feet 10 inches and 180 pounds. I would like to get up to 190 pounds. I've tried protein powders and they didn't work. So now I'm trying yoga and yogurt. I work out a lot doing weight lifting and am really athletic. You do not need to gain...

I was told that soft drinks are extremely bad nutritionally by my track coach.

I have been told that soft drinks are extremely bad nutritionally. I know that they have acids and sugars which are both bad for teeth, but I have also heard that they can lower bone density. I was also told by one of my track coaches that they could negate the effects of cardiovascular...

I want to gain mass in the form of muscle mass or fatty mass as a football player.

Unlike most people, I want to gain weight. I work out heavily and am really interested in bodybuilding. I want to gain mass, in the form of muscles mass or fatty mass. But my main objective is to gain a lot of weight and fast. But safely. The reason is that I am a...

I run 3 miles per day followed by 1 mile walking with a body fat of 10% but would prefer to be 5%.

Hi, I am 5 feet 8 inches, 135 pounds, no upper body (muscle), skinny, medium frame, very healthy and I run 3 miles per day in 24 minutes, followed by 1 mile walking in 12 minutes. The rest of the time I walk to class and study. I probably walk an hour per day...

What is a good diet that would be for my activity level?

I would just like to get an idea of a good diet that would be for my activity level. I'm 22 years old, about 140 pounds, 5 feet 6 inches and work out at least three days a week. My exercise consists of basketball, racquetball, running and some weights. A healthy diet using recommended servings...

Some references say that diets rich in animal proteins promote excessive elimination of calcium in the urine.

Some references are saying that diets rich in animal proteins stimulate the release of parathyroid hormone and promote excessive elimination of calcium in the urine, which encourages bone resorption." One reference indicated that the federal government, intending to be on the safe side, established its minimum Recommended Dietary Allowances for protein at twice the value...