I am trying to get good abs and have excess skin. How can I get a washboard stomach?

I am trying to get good abs. Yet I find that I still have an excess of skin not fat. I'm 16 years old. My underlying muscles are strong, yet they don't show through. How can I get that washboard stomach? Thanks Basically, by exercising your abdominal muscles through weight lifting and reducing the overlying body...

We are putting together a resource for individuals who are vegetarian and are physically active/athletic.

My partner and I are nutrition students from the University of Saskatchewan and are trying to put together a resource for individuals who are vegetarian (various types, including vegan) and are physically active/athletic. We want to offer information that will help physically active vegetarians maintain and optimize health and performance through meeting their nutritional...

Why do I feel hungry when I’m exercising, but when I go home, I’m not hungry?

Why do I feel hungry when I'm exercising, but when I go home, I'm not hungry anymore? Moderate exercise by itself does not increase your appetite unless you have exercised too hard where you don't have enough oxygen to carry on a conversation or are on a quick weight loss diet which has depleted your...

Should I eat less food at dinner?

I run 4 times a week for 2 miles per day and train at a tennis academy. In the morning I eat oatmeal with skim milk, a banana, and a piece of toast. For lunch, I usually eat some low-fat yogurt with water and a power bar. For dinner, I eat vegetables, rice, and...

I started working out and would like to know what I can do to maximize gaining weight?

I am 22 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weigh only 125 pounds. I recently started working out and would like to know what I can do to my diet to maximize my efforts in gaining weight. My body fat is about 9% and I would like to maintain this level. Your normal...

I try to eat healthy, but I need a diet plan that sticks.

I have been walking every day for over a year. I recently increased my exercise, in addition to the walking (about 2 miles a day), to also biking 3 times a week and lifting some weights. I try to eat healthily, but I think that I just need a diet plan to stick to. I...

I have always been skinny. How do I put on weight to get to the average weight?

I am writing to you because I am ready to begin the weight gain process. I am a 19-year-old male. I am 6 feet 3 inches and weigh 128 pounds. I have always been skinny and so have a lot of the men in my family. I have always been told that because of...

I start an exercise program, stick to it for 2 months, see results, but want more.

For the most part, I am an active person. I switch back and forth from aerobics, walking, running, dance, weightlifting, and swimming. The problems I have run into this summer were poor air quality, that caused breathing problems, sore hips or knees and feet after walking or running and lack of motivation. I always start...

I swim in the pool, but it is very small and I am not getting the same workout as in a large pool.

I frequently swim in the pool in my apartment complex, but the pool is very small and I don't feel like I am getting the same work out that I do in a large pool. The size coupled with the fact that the water is not heated makes it less appealing to jump in...

During my workout, I get light headed and yawn a lot.

I workout a lot. From time to time during my workout, I get very light headed and notice I yawn a lot. What do you think? I feel I have a good diet. I don't eat fast food, fried food, or much junk food. I'm lactose intolerant, so I can't drink milk. I don't eat...

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