Message from missliterallywho in Fitness #nutrition
Most inexpensive T check I've found.
Yeah, I used this service.
You order online, and then you bring in the paperwork they sent you to a LabCorp.
The whole process was very simple.
Don’t try to drive afterwards though
I felt fine for a few minutes and then blacked out
*cue passionate argument*
I went to the downtown Birmingham labcorp once for a blood test to see if I was the best match for a marrow donation
There were some uh
Interesting people there
I need some advice for my diet plan. I used an online meal plan calculator to find my goals and this is what I got
Calorie Goal: 3709
Protein Intake Goal: 324
Fat Intake Goal: 57
Carbohydrate Intake Goal: 475
Any advice on reaching this? What are your favorite protein dense foods?
Peanut butter is ridiculously calorie and protein dense
I eat some out of the jar at my desk at work
High carb diets literally run your body on sugar. Healthy fats should be your primary fuel.
God damn that's a lot of calories
@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.
Your body won't burn its own fat when you run out of sugar, like it's supposed to
Fuel with fat, you'll always have fuel on hand, even when food is unavailable
@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
I'd forego internet calculator and read some articles about how the body processes macronutrients
If you are trying to lose fat, 3709 calories is probably a no-go
There are a lot of good carbs too but shit that's a lot
Nobody wants to hear it but fasting is the most efficient, healthiest way to lose fat
As explained by Dr. Gook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIuj-oMN-Fk
It all depends on what your goals are. If you're concerned with athletic performance, you need glycogen.
Otherwise, low-carb is probably best, particularly if you're trying to lose weight.
I do know that you need carbohydrates to burn fat in a healthy way
Endurance athletes perform significantly better on keto or paleo diets
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.
This book is a more compete source https://www.amazon.com/Primal-Endurance-chronic-carbohydrate-dependency/dp/1939563089
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.
@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.)
@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.