I am a dietitian and am interested in entering the field of sports nutrition.

I am a registered dietitian and am interested in entering the field of sports nutrition. Most of my clinical experience so far has been in long-term care. Please advise me on how to go about entering sports nutrition. Also please inform me about any websites in this area of nutrition. Thank you. First, explore what...

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...

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...

Your information regarding protein requirements for weight training is being debated.

I just wanted to let you know that your information regarding protein requirements for weight training is being debated on the newsgroups called misc.fitness.weights. The title of the debate is "MetRx Protein Debate". I'm speaking of your protein topic. I'm hoping that you will join the discussion and contribute with some empirical data, as most...

Can a person consume too much protein in a day?

Can a person consume too much protein in a day? What would happen if a person did consume too much? Yes, a person can eat too much protein in a day. Protein, when eaten, is digested then absorbed as amino acids. Amino acids are normally used to build protein structures in the body such as...

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...

I don’t know how to tell what amino acids I get from what I eat.

I exercise frequently, so I try to eat a diet rich in amino acids. Unfortunately, I don't really know how to tell what amino acids (or how much of them) I get from what I eat. Since food labels don't give us this information, is there another way to find out? First, you need to...

Does hard boiling an egg destroy some of the amino acids?

Does hard boiling an egg destroy some of the amino acids or does it remain the same as raw? Most of the amino acids (protein) in an egg are found in the white. The yolk is mostly fat. The amino acid content of a raw or cooked egg is basically the same, no matter how...

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,...

How much protein do I as a female need per day in grams?

How much protein do I really need per day in grams? I am female, mid-30's. I am currently taking the Fenfluramine, Phentermine combination and eating my usual diet ( low fat, high in complex carbohydrates, veggies, some meat and fish, some dairy). I saw in the Dunne's Nutrition Almanac, 3rd ed., which a woman within...

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