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’ve tried protein powders to gain weight and they didn’t work.

I want to gain weight. I'm 5 feet 10 inches and 180 pounds. I would like to get up to 190 pounds. I've tried protein powders and they didn't work. So now I'm trying yoga and yogurt. I work out a lot doing weight lifting and am really athletic. You do not need to gain...

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...

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...

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 am an ex-offensive football lineman and wish to gain 5 to 10 pounds of lean mass to remove the spare tire.

My question concerns the age-old battle between muscle mass and fat. Background: I am 6 foot 6 inch, 255-pound ex-offensive football lineman. I've lost 40 pounds since my playing days, but still have some fat to burn (5 pounds). I continue to lift strenuously and admittedly need more aerobic exercise. Your Healthy Body Calculator® told...

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,...