Is there any medical research to back recommendation to take whey protein?

I saw a patient who is taking whey as a powder in shakes and creatine, and another amino acid supplement to define his muscle. These supplements are very expensive as you know. I discourage him from doing this, but I wondered if there was any medical research or articles of any kind to back...

Do they still encourage carboloading for athletes?

Do they still encourage carboloading for athletes? Yes, modified carboloading is still practiced. Carboloading started with marathon runners in an attempt to store as much muscle glycogen as possible, to run longer. Originally, the diet combined periods of exhaustive exercise and a low carbohydrate diet. A few days before an athletic event, the athlete was...

I tried the powders and need to take in more calories and fat, but I am not sure of the foods I can consume.

Hi. I am 30 years old, 6 feet 2 inches and weigh a mere 135 to 140 pounds. I really would like to gain 10 to 15 pounds and maintain it. I would say that I do eat 3 regular meals a day and some in-between as well. A few years ago, (maybe 5)...

I’m looking for a sports dietitian. Where can I find one in my area?

I'm looking for a sports dietitian. Where can I find one in my area? If you are looking for a dietitian with expertise in sports nutrition, go to Find a Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionist RD and click on your state on the map of the U.S. You can also find a dietitian at the...

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...

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 started weight training and began taking MetRx . Am I taking too much?

How do you know what combinations of what to take to provide adequately for your body's needs? I started weight training and began taking MetRx to the exclusion of my usual (GNC) Ultra-Mega-Gold. Then I heard about B/G Algae and take a couple of tabs of it per day. I also started taking Pycnogenol...

I am looking for any information you might have for hydrostatic weighing.

I am a Physical Education major. I am looking for any information you might be able to email to me dealing with hydrostatic weighing. I am working on a major laboratory project and could use some assistance. The lab deals with percent body fat, so any additional info on that would help also. I...

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 read with great appreciation your insight into the need for or lack of extra protein for athletes.

I read with great appreciation your insight into the need for or lack of extra protein for athletes. As a high school coach, I fight this battle of supplements every day with young athletes. I keep trying to explain that there are no magic pills. A well-balanced diet with plenty of variety is best. Currently,...

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