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 want to reduce my body fat down to 9 to 10%.

Thanks for taking the time, your feedback was a welcome sight! According to "rough" estimates, I am somewhere between 11-13% body fat. There are a couple of places where it is carried to a more noticeable degree than others - namely the "spare tire" and "love handles". Everything else is pretty lean. And yes, I...

People at my gym talk about protein shakes and amino acid pills.

I always hear people at my gym talk about protein shakes and amino acid pills. People say I should take them, but I would much rather rely on my diet to supply me with what I need. The only problem is that I don't really know what my diet is doing for me. There...

When I enter 35% for my protein intake in your calculator, I get an error message that 35% is too high.

When I enter 35% for my protein intake in your Healthy Body Calculator®, I get an error message that 35% is too high. I am a weightlifter and this is not 'unreasonable'. Please fix this or find a way to enter whatever values we would like. I like your page and would like to...

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...

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...

I do a lot of running. I don’t like eating and/or can’t eat enough to keep my energy level up.

I do a lot of running (50+ miles per week) training/running marathons. I don't like eating and/or I can't eat enough to keep my "energy" level up ... I eat a lot of carbohydrates, fruits, veggies, etc. ... rarely meat ... My question is that what do you think about products like "Ensure" to...

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...

To suggest that a male weightlifter needs only 63 grams of protein per day reminds me of my high school football days.

Your attempts to give sound advice on sports nutrition are appreciated. However, it seems inappropriate that you give advice on matters, which are obviously outside the realm of your experience and expertise. To suggest that a male weightlifter needs only "63 grams of protein" per day reminds me of my high school football days...

I was using a rough guess for body fat using things like weight, height, frame type, waist size, etc.

One more go-round and I'll leave you alone - that is until I have another question. I was using a "rough guesstimate" for body fat found on some sports/fitness "expert's" website. It asks for things like weight, height, frame type, waist size, etc. It never produced anything as accurate as a fraction and always responded...

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