Message from Reinhard Wolff in Fitness #nutrition

2018-02-22 16:41:45 UTC  

Peanut butter is ridiculously calorie and protein dense

2018-02-22 16:41:54 UTC  

I eat some out of the jar at my desk at work

2018-02-22 17:28:10 UTC  

High carb diets literally run your body on sugar. Healthy fats should be your primary fuel.

2018-02-22 17:31:35 UTC  

God damn that's a lot of calories

2018-02-22 17:31:40 UTC  

Power bulk?

2018-02-22 17:41:20 UTC  

@missliterallywho I disagree. If you're eating most of your carbs post/pre workouts and your carbs being "Good", I've had a lot better approach with the high carb approach with my training.

2018-02-22 17:42:24 UTC  

@Suomi Stronk you're still a slave to sugar tho

2018-02-22 17:43:11 UTC  

Your body won't burn its own fat when you run out of sugar, like it's supposed to

2018-02-22 17:43:43 UTC  

Fuel with fat, you'll always have fuel on hand, even when food is unavailable

2018-02-22 20:13:24 UTC  

@BigBadSaxon - ID I put my stats into a meal planner and told it I was trying to lose fat and put on muscle and choose the x2 protein option, figured that would lead to faster muscle growth

2018-02-22 22:08:31 UTC  

I'd forego internet calculator and read some articles about how the body processes macronutrients

2018-02-22 23:12:19 UTC  

If you are trying to lose fat, 3709 calories is probably a no-go

2018-02-22 23:12:39 UTC  

There are a lot of good carbs too but shit that's a lot

2018-02-22 23:18:55 UTC  

Nobody wants to hear it but fasting is the most efficient, healthiest way to lose fat

2018-02-22 23:19:36 UTC  
2018-02-24 20:43:47 UTC  

It all depends on what your goals are. If you're concerned with athletic performance, you need glycogen.

2018-02-24 20:44:01 UTC  

Otherwise, low-carb is probably best, particularly if you're trying to lose weight.

2018-02-25 04:45:58 UTC  

I do know that you need carbohydrates to burn fat in a healthy way

2018-02-25 15:44:43 UTC  

Do you?

2018-02-25 17:14:20 UTC  

Endurance athletes perform significantly better on keto or paleo diets

2018-02-25 21:23:22 UTC  

Interesting. Source?

2018-02-26 18:23:02 UTC  

By "perform better" I mean you can exercise for much longer without refueling, so you go from sucking down sugar gel every hour to burning your own stored fat, which frees you up to focus on your sport.

2018-02-27 04:13:25 UTC  

I am trying to gain weight and I find it extremely difficult to hit 3000 calories a day. I'm eating a lot of red meat and I feel full constantly. I do seem to have a lot more energy though so that's good.

2018-02-27 17:27:52 UTC  

@Der Seeteufel - SD My brother has been eating up to 5000 calories a day; I think he's gained at least 30 lbs so far. His method involves not actually enjoying food so much as forcing down the most calorie dense items possible, which are fats. Heavy cream or half&half, coconut oil, butter, avocados. If you can find a way to make whole sticks of butter palatable, you're on your way. (He's on the national server as @Sean- CA; if you DM him for some advice I'm sure he'd love to help.)

2018-02-27 19:33:08 UTC  

@Der Seeteufel - SD When I started I weighed 135 lbs and couldn't eat worth a damn, ended up buying Optimum Nutrition mass gainer powder in order to just drink my calories. I imagine everyone here is gonna give you grief about "noooo get it from whole foods" which granted, is preferable, but if you have too much trouble getting that many calories from normal food alone, the shakes are the way to go.

2018-02-27 20:05:55 UTC  

^ blend up that powder with heavy cream and gain weight in no time!

2018-02-28 04:53:54 UTC  

I've been doing paleo/keto-type nutrition for about seven years. I'm not as good with my greens as I should be, but I can eat as much as I want. It keeps me pretty slim, though I run a good amount. My digestive system loves it. If I go too strict, I tend to find I can't consume enough animal fats to keep me going and I get too thin.

2018-03-06 00:40:10 UTC  

Anyone have any probiotic recommendations? Considering trying one for a month or so to see if it helps with my IBS.

2018-03-06 17:17:55 UTC  

Kefir and skyr.

2018-03-06 17:18:00 UTC  
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2018-03-06 17:18:33 UTC  

Thank you!

2018-03-06 17:32:56 UTC  

Filmjölk as well

2018-03-06 21:14:07 UTC  

What are some good resources to help track how many calories I eat every day?

2018-03-06 21:15:14 UTC  

I use MyFitnessPal

2018-03-06 21:19:59 UTC  

Is it free?

2018-03-06 23:04:48 UTC  


2018-03-07 06:21:51 UTC  

Just started taking creatine along with getting back in the gym. Any personal stories on its efficacy?