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...

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 am working on my thesis about body image of athletes versus team sport athletes.

Hello! I am a graduate student at Northern Illinois University. I am currently working on my thesis, which is, titled Nutritional Knowledge of College Athletes: Body Image Athletes versus Team Sports Athletes. I am having a very hard time locating current research done on this topic. I have looked in the Journal of Nutrition...

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...

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...

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 am a long distance runner and follow a low dairy lacto-ovo vegetarian diet.

I am a long-distance runner (55+ miles per week / 150 pounds) and follow a low-dairy lacto-ovo vegetarian diet. I usually feel great all the time, but I would like to do an analysis of my diet to make sure that I am eating properly, especially for the needs of a runner. Do you...

I am an exercise physiologist and entered body fat of 7% into your calculator. I want to get to 5%.

Hello, I am an exercise physiologist. I entered body fat of 7% and I want to get to 5%. Your Healthy Body Calculator® said I should eat over 4500 calories and over 100 grams of fat! I don't think that is possible, do you? Thank you for your response. You did not provide the other...

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...

What’s the difference between powdered protein supplements such as whey and amino acid pills?

What is the difference between powdered protein supplements such as whey and amino acid pills? Whey is the clear liquid drained off milk during the making of cheese. It contains protein and all 8 essential amino acids are present, but not in sufficient quantity to be a sole source of protein unless you plan to...