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 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...

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...

My swimming coach told me to lose 15 pounds. I am 15 years old. I don’t feel fat.

My swimming coach told me to lose fifteen pounds. I'm 15 years old, 5'6" and weigh 123 pounds. I don't feel fat. We practice two hours a day, plus weekly swim meets. What should I do? The healthy body weight of a female 5'6" is 130 pounds. An appropriate weight range is 10 percent above...

Can you direct me to a nutrition / diet source I can use to educate young basketball players?

I am collecting articles for young basketball players to improve their game. One of the topics is nutrition/diet for athletes. Can you direct me to a source I can use to educate them? Have you read my exercise, fluids, My Plate, protein & amino acids and underweight topics? Try out the Healthy Body Calculator® which could...

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 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)...

When is it appropriate for an athlete to eat before a game? How much water do I need?

I have some questions, that I need the answers for a paper by tonight. When is it appropriate for an athlete to eat before a game? What are the nutrients an athlete needs? How much water do I take in during a game and how often do I need that water? I need to know...

Will the overdose of protein be harmful to a normal body function or is it simply not recommended?

I've got a question of protein consumption one adult should have normally. Will the overdose of protein be harmful to a normal body function or is it simply not recommended? Since I understand that over-doing those nutritious elements will not bring any benefit to the body as a whole functional unit, about this protein...

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...

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